Greenisland all at sea as U12s hit eight


Dungannon 3 Cookstown U11 2

A slow start from Cookstown and after five minutes Dungannon scored from a goal mouth scramble.

Peter Bell and Eunan O’Neill found there shape and form and started to dominate the midfield and supplying the wings of Callum O’Neill and Zach Ferson.

Peter Bell scored one again from a goal mouth scramble making it 1-1. With five minutes to half time Dungannon broke from two counter attacks and scoring two goals to make it 3-1 at half time.

From the restart from second half Cookstown came out a different team dominating the game with a flurry of chances from Terry Devlinand Stewart Wylie , with Zach Ferson getting one back making it 3-2.

With two minutes left Cookstown bombarded Dungannon’s goal only to be stopped by a great keeper in Dungannon’s goal .

Cookstown’s management would like to thank Stafford Thompson for helping out with coaching.

CYFC U11: Eoghan Donnelly, Sean Monaghan, Mark Carleton, Zach Ferson, Eunan O’Neill, Peter Bell, Callum O’Neill, Terry Devlin, Stewart Wylie, Ben McNally, Benedito Treso, Paul Monaghan

Cookstown U12 8 Greenisland 1

CYFC U12s recorded their biggest win in the Lisburn League against Belfast strugglers Greenisland.

On a pitch more suited to nine-a-side football Shane Murphy was the first Cookstown player to exploit Greenisland’s weaknesses at the back. A poor clearance by the Greenisland keeper from the right hand edge of his box landed straight to the feet of Murphy who calmly slotted a beautiful drive in off the right hand post from twenty five yards.

On twelve minutes a marauding Iarlaith Donaghy followed in a through ball from debutant Thomas Mackle causing the keeper to mishandle the ball and gift the Cookstown midfielder an open goal from fifteen yards.

Captain Jamie Marlin looked to have made it three goals to the good when his goal bound shot after a great run hit a Greenisland defender on the back of the head and out for a corner. Great combination work between the two substitute strikers Lee Glasgow and Harry Wilson saw Glasgow plunder the third goal after a couple of attempts just before half time.

Five minutes into the second half captain Marlin made it four from another trademark free kick, finding the top right hand corner from the left edge of the Greenisland box. Glasgow nearly found his second driving inches wide into the side netting after a great run down the right.

Donaghy then showed great calmness and audacity to chip the advancing keeper for the fifth goal on 74 minutes before Glasgow drilled home the sixth three minutes later. Robert McLean then powered through a weakening Greenisland defence to make it seven before Greenisland scored a wonderful consolation goal from a twenty yard free kick.

Striker Joseph Donnelly then plundered Cookstown’s eighth right on the line from a superb Murphy corner in the dying minutes. Jamie Campbell pulled off a great save just before the final whistle to round off a superb display of finishing from the young Sizzlers.

Well done to Thomas Mackle who showed great movement and touch on his debut game in the Lisburn League.

CYFC U12: S.Black, B. Patterson, R. McLean, W. Kenning, D. Bigger, I. Donaghy, J. Marlin, T. Mackle, S. Murphy, J. Donnelly, T. Mackle, J. Campbell, L. Glasgow, H. Wilson, C. Bigger, R. Mullan.

Cookstown U13 0 Crusaders 5

Cookstown were under pressure straight away and Crusaders right winger waisted a golden opportunity. When their striker escaped the Cookstown defence their was no reprieve this time with a casual finish.

The same player was proving a hand full to mark and again got far too much room and it was 2-0.

Chris Boyd made a good run and maybe should have shot with the keeper well off his line but the covering defender cleared the danger.

A great cross by Ryan McFarland wasn’t attacked by any of his team mates and Crusaders scored another goal before half time with no communication causing the error.

Cookstown let in two more second half goals and ended up conclusively beaten by a good crusaders team. Not a good day for most of the Cookstown boys with exceptions being striker Chris Boyd, captain Nathan Connolly and man of the match Jack Turkington who is a fine example to all his team mates with his attitute, consistency and quality dislpays.

CYFC U13: Afonso Tereso, Jack Turkington, Tyler Anderson, Ryan Murphy, Marty Mccracken, Robert Turkington, Nathan Connolly, Sam Hardy, Ryan Mcfarland, Chris Boyd, Caolan Argue, Mark Espie, Brendan Davey, Jake Crooks, Curtis Simpson

Cookstown U15 2 Limavady 0

CYFC U15 entertained Limavady at MUSA on Friday night winning the game 2-0.

The game started brightly with both teams pushing for the opening goal. The first chance fell to Limavady when a poor pass by O’Neill put Donnelly in trouble resulting in limavady gaining possession of the ball and breaking quickly and having a good chance which new signing Kennedy pushed onto the crossbar before gathering the ball.

Cookstown were finding it very hard against a very good Limavady side whose passing game was excellent. They also found it hard to break down a well organised Limavady defence.

The second half started very much the same as the first with both teams pressing for the opening goal. Cookstown opened the scoring when a long ball forward, Ryan Campbell challenged the centre half into making a mistake and Keiffer Scott finished the move off putting Cookstown 1-0 up.

This spurred Cookstown on as they went in search of the second and this was awarded when a Limavady defender kicked out at Nathan O’Neill in the box resulting in the player being sent of and Scott converting the penalty to go 2-0 up.

After this 10 man Limavady put the Cookstown side under immense pressure but good defending and some poor finishing left the game finishing 2-0.

Manager Star said after the game: “It’s great to get a win against a very good limavady side who passed the ball well all night, we battled hard and credit to my boys they worked hard.

“Keiffer Scott was different class, tormenting Limavady when he got on the ball, when they went down to 10 men they were the better team and we must learn for this as we put ourselves under a lot of pressure.”


CYFC U14 0 Derry Colts 6

Glendowan 0 CYFC U16 0


Friday November 2

CYFC Development Centre

6.30-8pm (MUSA)

Saturday November 3

Mid Ulster Youth League

Dungannon Colts v CYFC U11 (10am)

NIBFA National League (B)

CYFC U13 v Glenavon (11am)

Magherafelt Sky Blues v CYFC U14 (11am)

Mid Ulster U18 Juvenile League

CYFC U18 v Lurgan BB