Football: A fine nine as Moyola U17 trounce Peacocks at home


Moyola went into the game looking to keep the pressure on the top of the table knowing nothing less than a win would do with only five games remaining.

Moyola started the game impressively taking the lead within two minutes through a well taken volley from Jordan Woods.

Moyola doubled their advantage within a minute as Lorcan Kerr was set through in the opposition penalty area by the impressive White, with Kerr’s resulting shot taking a deflection and looping into the net.

Moyola took a three goal lead within the first five minutes, scoring again from another corner. David Bradley scored directly from his well hit low cross which caused confusion within the Peacocks penalty area and the ball evaded everyone to find the net.

The game settled down after the third goal with Bertie Peacocks looking to get a foot hold in the game but the impressive Moyola kept them at bay.

The pressure then told when Matthew Mulholland set Sam White through one on one with White making no mistake in firing Moyola further into the lead.

Just before the end of the first half White returned the favour for his strike partner Mulholland who latched onto a deflected through ball before cooly slotting the ball home for Moyola’s fifth of the game.

Moyola again started the second half as they had finished the first attacking with purpose and they didn’t have long to wait for their next goal.

Bryn Jones popped up at the front post from a David Bradley corner only to see his first powerful header come back but Jones kept his cool under pressure and out jumped the Peacocks defence to nod the ball home for Moyola’s sixth of the game.

Moyola then made it a magnificent seven with Mulholland neatly finishing his second of the game after some impressive individual work to beat the Peacock’s defence.

Bertie Peacocks then pulled one back with their first real chance of the game breaking down the right hand side with pace only for the unfortunate Alex Hancock to make a fantastic reflex save only for the ball to fall kindly at the back post for a Peacocks player to score.

Moyola then reasserted their dominance on the game adding an eighth through substitute Steven McClean who was played through by Mulholland to neatly chip the ball over the sliding keeper into the bottom corner.

It was soon nine when another substitute Cameron Peeples should some fine skill to play an excellent diagonal ball over the top for White to round of an impressive display with a coolly taken finsih leaving the Peacocks defence in his wake.