Carryduff Colts seniors continue their campaign with a home game against Ballynahinch Olympic at Lough Moss on Saturday (2pm).
The team are winning plaudits wherever they play for their brand of football and received high praise all round for their Bobby Dalzell Cup semi final performance against Ballyvea last weekend.
Despite going down 4-1, most observers felt the young Colts team were a match for their opponents and that the effects of a serious car accident involving four players on the way to the game – although they all walked away some were badly shaken – clearly impacted on the result.
Manager Eamon Deeny said: “In the past few weeks we have played the league’s top three teams and not looked out of place. We brought unbeaten league leaders Annalong’s run to an end two weeks and gave Mourne Rovers and Ballyvea serious fright in the cup. Our style of play is catching the eye and I hope that the club’s young players, parents and coaches, will start to come out on Satruday afternoons and get behind the team.
”Saturday’s game provides us with the opportunity to move into the top half of the table and if we could only start to convert our possession and dominance of games into goals then I am sure we will be in with a shout of a top four finish.
“The squad we have put together this year is probably the best we have had since entering senior football and I am really confident and hopeful for the future, given we are such a young side.”