Under 14

Willowbank take derby spoils

By Staff Reporter
Glendowan 2 -- Willowbank 4

Willowbank v Glendowan is a fixture both teams look forward to at the start of the Belfast and East Antrim League calendar as both teams are situated in West Belfast and  it’s a fierce rivalry. Glendowan were to start off the better side dominating possession and creating numerous chances as well.

Willowbank just didn’t seem to be battling enough and were losing out to their opposite numbers all over the park.

Around the half hour mark Glendowan took the lead when a cross wasn’t dealt with by the ‘Bank’s back line and it fell to the away side’s striker, who made no mistake in putting the ball in the net.

After the goal the half fizzled out to give Glendowan a deserved 1-0 lead at half time.

However, after a fiery team talk from the management the boys in red came out flying in the second half fighting for every ball and also playing some nice football.

A great ball was whipped in by Winchester and was met in the air by skipper McAvoy, who rose above the crowd of players in the box to head home the equaliser.

This goal seemed to give the ‘Bank lads more confidence and they relentlessly attacked their opponents and their hard work was to pay off when McAvoy was to double his tally for the game with a long-range effort that caught the goalkeeper off guard and put his team in the lead.

Again Willowbank seemed to grow stronger with every passing minute and they were to double their lead when caption marvel McAvoy was to round off his hat-trick when he placed the ball into the corner of the net from the edge of the box to make it 3-1.

Willowbank however started to take their foot off the pedal when they let Glendowan have a sight at goal and it was expertly taken to give themselves a chance at rescuing something out of the game.  Again the boys in red were to let their opponents in on goal and they gave away a penalty and a massive chance for Glendowan to put the match back to level terms, however the pressure got to the taker as Collins, Willowbank’s number one, saved to keep his team in the lead.

Willowbank were to finish the game off when they hit Glendowan on the break with Donnelly running at the defence with pace leaving a number of players in his dust before hammered home to give his side a bit of breathing space and finish the scoring at 4-2.

Well done lads five wins in a row keep it up! Go On The ‘Bank!

 

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