Draperstown Celtic U14 3 Coleraine U15 0
The young Celts did not play as well as they did last week but they managed to get the three points.
The game started with DC on top but they did not make use of the possession they enjoyed.
The Coleraine team made it hard but a brilliant ball put Farrelly through one on one. He finished well despite the best efforts of the Coleraine keeper.
DC lost their way a bit in midfield but the defence stood firm. It wasn’t long before the Celts doubled the lead when a Farrelly shot was spilled by the Coleraine keeper allowing him to smash it into the roof of the net. After a stern half time talk the Celts improved, with McBride and Logan starting to get a hold of the midfield area.
A mistake at the back force Shane Grant into a fine save to deny the Coleraine striker a goal.
DC made a change with debutant McKee coming on and he made an immediate impact, getting involved in a move that saw Farrelly guide his shot perfectly into the back of the net via the post.
Draperstown made three changes taking off Farrelly, Logan and E. Donnelly and putting on McCullagh, McElhennon and Hamill and McCallion.
After these changes Coleraine threw everything at the young Celts to try and snatch a result but the defence stood firm. Not a vintage performance from the young Celts but it is another three points in the bag.
Squad: S Grant, A McGuigan, J Breen, E McBride, F McGuigan, C McCallion, P Donnelly, C Logan, M Farrelly, R Fullerton, E Donnelly, L McCallion, L McCullagh, E McElhennon, E McKee, R Hamill. Meat at Regan’s Man of the Match: Conal Logan
Draperstown Celtic U17s 3
Coleraine U17s 1
The DC U17s enjoyed a comprehensive win over Coleraine. The score may not show it but in reality DC were dominant against the much bigger Bannside team. The Celts looked comfortable on the ball and with McGuigan battling and orchestrating things in midfield.
The goal came on about 20 minutes in when McBride went on a great run down the left wing, looked up, saw the keeper of his line and finished with a sublime lob.
The second half began with DC in control and they got the goal they deserved when McGuigan scored with another magnificent lob. This rattled Coleraine and disrupted their concentration. DC punished them further when McGuigan won the ball, skipped past a few tackles and guided the ball into the bottom corner. This ended the game as a contest and although Coleraine did pull one back it was too little too late.