U9s continue to develop

BANBRIDGE Town U9s played two games at the Brownstown IFA Development Centre on Saturday playing two games.

In the first game they drew 1-1 with Portadown who came out of the blocks fast scoring an early breakaway goal.

Banbridge pulled a goal back when Josh Kerr scored with a free kick to level it at 1-1. The rest of this game was a tight affair but with good defending from front to back Banbridge deserved a share of the spoils.

In the second game the young boys played Tandragee Rovers winning 3-1 with an excellent performance.

Josh Kerr tested the Rovers keeper early on with Taylor Hill also have a great effort saved. At the back Toby Jones had another great performance in goals with Alex Innocenzi and Bobby Jones very reliable in the last line of defence.

Harry Annett struck the base of the post witha shot on the turn and then the same player set up Daniel McGivern to score witha low shot.

The same combination of players led to the second goal when Annett`s corner fell to McGivern to tap home to make it 2-0.

Josh Kerr`s industry kept the midfield ticking but Tandragee pulled a goal back. Annett then fired another two low shots off the post one of which just about squeezed over the line to extend the lead.

Overall this was a great game for Banbridge with all the boys continuing to develop well in their campaign in Portadown.

TEAM: Toby Jones, Alex Innocenzi, Bobby Jones, Josh Kerr, Taylor Hil, Daniel McGivern, Harry Annett.