Carryduff Colts U16 A 5 v 1 Willowbank

Carryduff Colts U16 A 5 - 1 Willowbank
12 Mar 2016Hydebank

On a damp morning the Colts turned out against a resilient Willowbank, and after a few nice passages of play it was a long straight pass which found the returning Caolan Cunningham who used his trademark pace and strength to get in front of the Willowbank defender to knock the ball passed the oncoming keeper with a neat left foot finish, 1:0 to the Colts.

Willowbanks keeper was in good form making a few decent stops, and with about 10 minutes before the half Willowbank broke at pace down their left, and as the winger drove into the box the unfortunate Paul Doherty slid in for the tackle but just clipped the player, penalty, Willowbank striker stepped up to stroke the ball past Eoin Maguire, 1:1.

The Colts pushed for another but the half ended 1:1.

A few changes at half time brought some well needed energy on a heavy pitch, and within a few moments of the start a pinpoint cross field pass from Simon Turkington found Caleb Keating who drove into the box and coldly slotted the ball past the keeper, 2:1. The Colts started to knock the ball about with more flair, and it wasn’t long before the impressive Cunningham got his 2nd with yet another strong run tucking the ball just wide of the diving keeper and in off the post, 3:1. Willowbank kept pushing, and with Jonny Wilson in commanding form again at the back nothing much got past him.

Rory Reilly and Ryan Tweedy were starting to control the midfield, and it wasn’t long before Tommy Connery made it 4:1 with a really cool finish as the ball broke to him following another good save from the Willowbank keeper. With five minutes to Ryan Tweedy went on another of his mazy runs beating 3 or 4 players before smashing the ball wide of the keeper with a terrific left foot drive, 5:1.

Onwards for the Colts who now sit 2nd in the premier league with a couple of games in hand over top place Newhill

Final score 5:1

Scorers: Cunningham 2, Keating, Connery, Tweedy.
Man of The Match: Caolan Cunningham.