There were mixed results for Ballymoney United Youth Academy teams.
The Under-12s lost 11-2 against Linfield with the goals coming from O’Neill and Doherty but the Under-13s had a 9-0 win.
The Linfield scoreline will suggest this was a walk over,but for forty minutes Ballymoney battled and played some great passing football.They were 3-1 down at half time ,the third just before half time, was really poor defending from Ballymoney,from a throw in the player was allowed to weave past three players without a tackle being made, and having the time to stab the ball home.Ballymoney’s goal came when Conall Dohertyplayed a part, but it was Chad O’Neill who lashed the ball home.
The second half Linfield went 4-1 ahead,but Ballymoney hit back when Conall Doherty turned a couple of players in the box,and was brought down. He despatched the penalty with ease to make it 4-2.
* BUYA U13’s
Won 9 – 0 (Fleck3,Gillan,Brolly2,White,Dale & Munnis)
Ballymoney started this game at a blistering pace and were 2-0 up after 10 mins through goals from Jakob Fleck. Aiden Gillan then smashed in a superb free-kick to make it three. Ballymoney never let their pace drop and ran away with the game scoring another 6 goals through Fleck to complete his hat-trick, Ryan Brolly 2, Brooklyn White, William Dale and Callum Munnis. This was a great performance from the boys and a big confidence boost ahead of next weeks top of the table clash with leaders Causeway Colts.