Fast paced game

THE game started at a very fast pace with both sides trying to score.

However, it was Hillsborough who scored first when the ball was whipped into the path of their number seven who placed the ball beyond Josh Jennings.

Dromore responded well and had several good attacks, but the Amateurs' strikers were caught offside too many times.

The equaliser came with good work down the right. James Hunter threw the ball to Eddie Tucker, who supplied a great cross to the edge of the box, where Matthew Magill hit a stunning shot that the goalkeeper could not hold and the ball nestled into the right hand corner.

Although Dromore pushed forward they could not break the defence down and Hillsborough found the same with all four of Dromore defenders playing good football.

The second half continued with good attacking football with both Matthew Briggs and Eddie Tucker coming close with good efforts, then once again Eddie hit the post.

At the other end Josh made a brave save diving at the attacker’s feet. The game was stopped for two minutes while he received treatment for a kick in the head.

Jack Barbour came on for Matthew Magill for his first ever start for Dromore and showed good pace down the left. Dromore were working well down the left with Euan Sellwood passing to Alan Aiken to turn defence into attack with a great run full the length of the pitch.

The game was coming to a close and Hillsborough had two breaks and scored from both, which was a shame because Dromore had played a very good game. They could have had a fourth just on final whistle but Joel Nixon tracking back from midfield put the ball out with a strong clearance.

Josh Jennings was named George Best Man of the Match again.

The U10s' next game is away against Northend at the Grove in Belfast, kick off 10.15am.

TEAM: Josh Jennings, Alan Aiken, James Hunter, Nathan Thompson, Morgan Houston, Euan Sellwood, Joel Nixon, Adam Jennings, Matthew Briggs, Eddie Tucker, Sara Greenfield, Alexander Mitchell and Jack Barbour