Carryduff Colts U16A v Ballysillan Sifts

Carryduff Colts U16's A 3 - 3 Ballysillan Sifts
08 Apr 2016League Game

The lads turned against Ballysillan for the 2nd time in a week, this time in the league.

On the excellent Hammer 3G the game was a close contest down some excellent passages of play from both teams, but it was the Colts who took the lead within the first 10 mins, a pinpoint corner from Rory Reilly was met perfectly by Leo McGowan who powered his header in from 10 yards, 1:0 to the Colts.
The lads were on top throughout the half, and it wasn’t long before the strong and fast Caolan Cunningham broke into the Ballysillan half, and after riding several challenges he squared the ball to Ryan Tweedy who danced into the box and as several sliding challenges came in he smashed ball into the corner of the net with a sweet left foot strike, 2:0 to the Colts.
The half finished 2:0 with the Colts well on top.

Ballysillan came out with their normal high tempo, and pushed the Colts back with wave after wave of attack, but the Colts held firm with two excellent saves from Eoin Maguire, but as Ballysillan broke into the box Jonny Wilson as adjudged to tug the Ballysillan player, penalty! Up stepped the striker and made it 2:1 with a well placed strike.

The Colts continued to play great football, and were unlucky with a couple of very close off-side calls against them, and yet again Caolan Cunningham made another string run and when the ball was squared to Ryan Tweedy he took a great touch and this time smashed a right footed strike past the keeper, 3:1 to the Colts.
With only 8 minutes to go the ref gave a very soft hand ball decision for the 2nd penalty of the game to Ballysillan, and again another firm strike made it 3:2, this set the Colts shape back a bit, and with a long ball which we failed to clear Ballysillan latched on to it and made it 3:3 with a good finish. The Colts kept pushing to the end, but couldn’t find the deserved winner and the game ended 3:3, two points dropped by the lads but they turn out against local rivals Rosario at Loughmoss on Monday night, so only a few days to put it right again.