Football: Cookstown Colts make trip to play Dungannon

One of the Under 11 Colts in action at the weekend
One of the Under 11 Colts in action at the weekend
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Cookstown Colts U11 made the short journey to Dungannon to take on the Dungannon Colts U11, under the lights in a Friday evening kick-off.

The game kicked off under perfect conditions, with both teams sharing equal possession in the early part of the first half.

It wasn’t long though before the goals came and when one team went in front, the other team hit right back and levelled up the scoreline.

This continued to the end of the game when both teams left with an equally well deserved draw.

A game of many highlights and fantastic individual performances, seeing Purvis in nets preventing Dungannon Colts on a number of occasions. Compliments came from the Dungannon Colts coach for one save in particular.

Armstrong used his strength and pace to run the opposing defence ragged. But the main highlight of the game was to come from Larmour.

Having received the ball about 30 yards from the opposing goal, delivered a shot with power and accuracy, which left the Dungannon Colts keeper with no chance, as it struck the back of the net, much to the delight of the travelling coaches and spectators.

Cookstown Colts: Purvis, Jeffers, Ruddell, Young, Larmour, McCann, Murphy, Ferguson, Armstrong, Graham, Whitten.

The ever popular CYFC Development Centre continues this Friday 20th March 2015 at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena.

Coaching takes place from 6.30pm until 7.45pm and caters for players born in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Sessions will run for eight weeks and the cost is £3 per session.

The Development Centre is co-ordinated by UEFA and IFA accredited coaches and the sessions are ran by coaches who have at least IFA Grassroots badges.

Cookstown Youth Football Club prides itself in developing its players and coaches with a view to a future in the local game, both at youth level and further down the line senior football.

The Club at the minute has eight competitive teams competing in the Mid Ulster Youth League, the NIBFA National League and the Mid Ulster Juvenile League, and these teams depend on the talent coming through the Friday night Development Centre.

We look forward to seeing everyone back again this week and any new players, both male and female of all abilities will be made more than welcome.

Players are asked to attend from 6.20pm to accommodate registration and all parents are asked to accompany each player to the registration hut.

Cookstown Youth FC is a cross community, multi-cultural organisation and welcomes all sides of the community, and our coaches have all completed a Child Protection Awareness course.

CYFC are holding a Table Quiz on Saturday 28th March in the Royal Hotel Cookstown at 8pm, £5 per person and a maximum of six to a team.

The craic will be mighty and all proceeds will go to helping maintain our great wee club for the near future and help us to continue delivering soccer for local kids from the Mid Ulster area.

So stick March 28th in your diary’s and come and support Cookstown Youth FC and at the same time have a great nights fun, and you never know you and your team could go away with a prize.