Town Juniors U16s hosted Valley Rangers at a windy Scarva Park on Saturday morning and came out on top after a Sam McAllister strike sealed a one goal victory.
The Juniors flew out of the traps, and played confident football, dominating the early exchanges with Captain Jordan Walker spurring his team on from the back.
Banbridge were getting plenty of joy down the left as Liam Farrell and Alex Donnelly combined well, firing crosses into the box which a strike force of Jonny Rodgers and Sam McAllister unlucky not to latch on to.
Ryan Angus and Ryan Sloan fought hard in the midfield and were controlling the game. Valley played mainly on the break, however strong solid defensive work from Jordan Walker and Ryan Jones aided by the safe hands of keeper Conor Ward kept the door firmly locked.
New signing Sam Moore fought hard up front, troubling the defence on a number of occasions and putting in alot of graft to try and create an opportunity for his team mates.
The second half was much the same story as the first, both teams fighting hard however the Juniors looking the more likely to score.
A great move started in the centre circle by Sam Moore who turned his marker, threaded Jake Dennison on the wing and finally onto striker Sam McAllister whos effort was saved well by the Valley keeper.
It was a move that drew applause from both sides as a great showing of football.
With 60 minutes on the clock, the deadlock was broken. Ryan Sloan again causing problems as he split the Valley defence, Alex Donnelly chasing through and winning the 50/50 ball before squaring for Sam McAllister to put the Juniors ahead.
The visitors searched hard to try find a way back into the game, but a strong and resilient performance by the Juniors ensured they saw out the game with another victory in the bag.
This week’s man of the match was Liam Farrell for his incredible work rate as he epitomised the Juniors performance on the day.