In their penultimate game of the season, Banbridge Town Juniors Under-14s rattled in ten goals in an outstanding performance against Moira at Gilford last Saturday morning.
They even had to come from 2-1 down to before they could begin the scoring frenzy with incisive duo Ben Johnston and William Doogan scoring the majority of the goals.
The Juniors went ahead after ten minutes when Johnston scored his first of the day but a few minutes later Moira scored two quickfire goals to leave the Juniors shell-shocked.
This setback forced the the Town to put pressure on the Moira rearguard and the local lads were rewarded with their second from Johnston. That drew the scores level and a third followed soon after when William Doogan got his first of the day to leave the score 3-2 at the break.
From then on, there was no looking back from a determined Town side who showed little mercy.
As Town’s midfield trio of Cameron Sands, Shea Winters and Owen Vennard took control of the game, it was only a matter of time before the flood gates would open.
Johnston scored another three, Doogan hit a superb hat trick, Reuben Tuner fired home a trademark free-kick and Cameron Sands scored from close range to round off the scoring.
Moira offered little at the other end as goalkeeper Jonathon Cartmill was forced to make only one real save.
Although it was Town’s forward play and goalscoring ability that took the eye, a special mention must go to Henry Doogan at left back who caused the Moira defence major problems throughout.
Charles Cully put in a great shift and Tom Mehaffey was unlucky not to add his name to the scoresheet on a couple of occasions.
Town face local rivals Banbridge Rangers in their final game of the season next weekend.