Sun shines as U13s move into second

Banbridge Town U13s 2

Sunnyside 1

BANBRIDGE Town U13s moved up to second in the Lisburn Invitational league when they defeated Sunnyside at Havelock Park.

Town started brightly and went ahead after 10 minutes though Luke Diamond who persevered to score with a precise finish.

Sunnyside had come into this game with some form and as the half wore on they began to exert more and more pressure on the home defence.

The game exploded into life within 10 minutes of the restart when Banbridge striker Aaron Thompson drilled home from close range with the aid of a deflection. Celebrations were short-lived as Sunnyside responded almost immediately with an unstoppable long range free-kick.

The game then ebbed and flowed, but with playmaker Curtis Stewart pulling the strings in midfield, Banbridge continued to dominate the possession. As chances were being spurned at the other end, it was left to the home defence to secure the points, with solid performances by Peter Maxwell at centre-half and Scott Armstrong at left-back.

Thanks go to the U13s’ sponsors, Centra and Bann Taxis.

Squad: Scott Armstrong, Oran Breen, Chris Burns, Neil Cherry, Michael Colfer, Luke Diamond, William Donnelly, Ross Fitzpatrick, Gregory Kelso, Kyle Irwin, Gregory Kelso, Peter Maxwell, D’aire McCluskey, Ryan Stevenson, Curtis Stewart, Aaron Thompson, Kyle Thompson, Nathan Thompson