Success for Juniors U11s as they win Dublin Cup

Town Juniors put two Under-11s teams into the Dublin Cup with both impressing and one even bringing home the trophy.

The victorious team began with a 3-0 win over Ardmore, Owen Wilson, Patrick McGrath and Josh Kerr finding the net.

Next up was a 9-2 win over Reiera from Kenya as Adam Hamilton helped himself to a hat-trick and Owen Wilson claimed two more early on. With the defence of Zennan, Carr and Alex Inocennzi in top form chances were few and far between for Reiera and Josh Noble, Ryan Meara and Patrick McGrath also got on the score-sheet.

Day two was played in much better weather conditions as Banbridge had two tough encounters against Termonfeckin Celtic and Hillsborough Boys.

Against a very good Celtic side, Patrick McGrath and Josh Kerr and two from Adam Hamilton secured a 4-2 win.

Even a draw against Hillsborough would be enough but, after Hamilton opened the scoring only for Boys to equalise, Josh Noble scored twice in five minutes to settle the nerves and send the large Banbridge support into applause at the final whistle as the young Town team lifted the cup.

This was a great achievement by the promising Town Under-11s as they played great football throughout. The management team of Jonny Kerr, Lee McGrath and Bobby Jones send their congratulations to the lads and also thanked the parents for their support and dedication as they now look forward to the new season.

TOWN: Andy Chuck, Ryan Meara, Alex Innocenzi, Zennan Carr, Owen Wilson, PatrickMcGrath, Adam Hamilton, Josh Kerr, Josh Noble, Bobby Jones.

The other Town Juniors Under-11 side also got off to the perfect start when they beat Phoenix 3-0 thanks to goals from Berry and a Curry double.

That was to be their only victory at the tournament but they did still impress and bagged a few more goals. Although they went down 4-2 to Bradford Rovers, Magill and McCandless found the net and, at the time, brought them back from 2-0 down to 2-2.

In their final match, after playing excellent football all day in soaking conditions, they went down 4-1 to Naas despite Johnson netting a lovely goal. Captain Gibson defended well as he had done all day.

Well done to all the lads who are getting better and stronger with every match. Keep up the good work.