Tobermore defeat local rivals

Tobermore United 2 – 0 Magherafelt Sky Blues

TOBERMORE’S pre season preparations continued last Saturday with a good competitive game at Fortwilliam Park against Seamus Quinn’s Sky Blues.

Both managers used the game to run their eye over a number of new players and several on both sides stood out including the Sky Blues keeper who saved 2 first half penalties from Turner and McClements.

United scored 2 late goals to win the game with Dunlop and Patton eventually finding a way past the well drilled Blues defense and in form keeper but Tobermore boss Oliver McAuley was quick to point out that the performance was much more important than the result in preseason games.

He added, “Seamus has a good squad there and they made us work very hard throughout the 90 minutes which was exactly what we wanted. It was a really good work out and it gave us the opportunity to look at some players in competitive action”

Tobermore have three more friendly games arranged prior to the seasons league kick off on August 11th with Coleraine FC at Fortwilliam Park next Saturday with a 3pm kick off.

Pre Season Friendly Games

Saturday July 21st V Coleraine FC. Fortwilliam Park KO 3pm

Saturday July 28th V Bushmills FC. Away KO 2pm

Saturday August 4th V Ballymoney United FC. Away KO 2pm

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Tobermore Mini Soccer Centre is taking a short summer break and there will be no sessions on Saturday July 14th and Saturday July 21st.

Sessions resume on Saturday July 28th in Maghera Recreation Centre, from 10.00 am until 11.00. Players as usual should come along kitted out ready to play with shin guards and trainers, or boots, weather permitting.

The fun sessions are supervised by IFA accredited coaches and are open to all boys and girls of primary school age.

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