The under 14’s progressed to the second round of the Lisburn League Shield, click on the link to find out more….
Saturday 14th October – LYFL under 14’s
Downpatrick FC 3 v Windmill Stars 2
From the start Downpatrick put Windmill under pressure and created a couple chances with the Windmill keeper making three great saves to keeping his team in it. Downpatrick get a corner, John Mahoney hits crossbar with header and Lewis Green is in the right spot to put rebound in the net.
From the kick-off Downpatrick created two one on ones which the keeper does well and thwarts the Downpatrick strikers. A lovely ball from Mahoney to Matthew Robinson and he gives the keeper no chance with a fine finish. A couple of minutes to go before half time Downpatrick fall asleep and let the Windmill striker get the ball on the edge of the box and his shot is too powerful for Downpatrick’s keeper Chris McElroy as he gets his hand to it but can’t keep it out.
Half Time: Downpatrick FC 2 v Windmill Stars 1
At the start of the second half Downpatrick stretch their lead when Ben McKibben goes on a run scores a screamer from edge of the box. Downpatrick continue to pile on the pressure in their search for more goals but the Windmill keeper again pulls of 4 or 5 saves to deny them. In the last minute another defensive mistake by allows the Windmill player to tap the ball in.