Football: Moyola Youth teams lead league standings in respective leagues

Moyola Park Olympic against Sport and Leisure Swifts Reserves.
Moyola Park Olympic against Sport and Leisure Swifts Reserves.



Moyola U13 made the long trip to Ballycastle on Saturday and grabbed three valuable points with a 3-1 victory.

Despite a horrible bumpy pitch the wee blue men ripped into Ballycastle from the outset scoring after 7 minutes when R. Lynn placed his shot into the net after good work from F. McKenna.

The second goal for Moyola wasn’t long coming and L. Young pounced to fire home from 15 yards leaving the score 2-0. With their tails up and playing a great pressing game their seemed only one outcome but Ballycastle got back into the match after an error by the ‘Dawson boys.

After a bit of reorganising Moyola started the second half determined to hold on their lead and met Ballycastle head on.

Ten minutes into the half Ballycastle nearly got an equalizer when McErlain in the Moyola goal pulled off a great save do deny.

Moyola scored the killer goal ten minutes from time when P. Gilmour sent a beautiful ball through to R. Lynn and he calmly slotted his 16th goal of the season. Ballycastle didn’t let their head drop and up until the final whistle never let the ‘Dawson boys relax with their brilliant work rate.

Moyola are now top of the league but really need need Causeway to drop points as they have a game in hand. This week Moyola are home to title rivals Dungiven a really stern test for both teams.



Moyola went into this game clear league leaders by a point from Coleraine and were looking to extend their advantage to four points with only two games remaining.

The Castledawson boys started the match brightly taking the lead in the 6th minute through Bryn Jones who rose highest to head Moyola into the lead from an excellent David Bradley corner.

Moyola continued to pile on the pressure and should have doubled their advantage through Sam White who hit the post from close range after some great work by Matthew Mulholland.

Moyola did get the deserved second goal after 30 minutes with Sam White controlling a quick Bryn Jones throw in turning sharply just inside the Bertie Peacocks area and firing an unstopable shot into the top corner.

The second half was a tight affair with both teams battling for possession in the middle of the pitch with few chances falling to either side. Moyola deservedly left the field victourious and only needing one more victory from the two remaining games to claim the league title.