Can Banbridge Under 13s’ dream-team retain their Mid-Ulster League Cup?

The Banbridge Town Under-13 League Cup team and management that are set to face Armagh in the final next Saturday are:'Back left to right - Michael Wood, Tony McCreanor, Kieran Doran-Gartland, Sam Johnston, Niall McCreanor, Ryan Hickey, Scott Thornton, Jake McCreanor, Anthony Blackburn, Jamie Gibson'Front left to right; Ben McCandless, Dawson Patterson, Harry Murray, Rio Blackburn, Alex Convery, Josh Davison, Ryan Morgan.'Missing from from photo: Josh Magill, Daniel McGivern and Peter McIlwaine; Coach.
The Banbridge Town Under-13 League Cup team and management that are set to face Armagh in the final next Saturday are:'Back left to right - Michael Wood, Tony McCreanor, Kieran Doran-Gartland, Sam Johnston, Niall McCreanor, Ryan Hickey, Scott Thornton, Jake McCreanor, Anthony Blackburn, Jamie Gibson'Front left to right; Ben McCandless, Dawson Patterson, Harry Murray, Rio Blackburn, Alex Convery, Josh Davison, Ryan Morgan.'Missing from from photo: Josh Magill, Daniel McGivern and Peter McIlwaine; Coach.
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Meet the Banbridge Town Under-13s squad, who are in for a massive weekend.

They are gearing up to face Armagh City next Saturday in the final of the Mid-Ulster League Cup and they hope to bring the trophy back to the club for the second year in a row.

The team managed by Anthony Blackburn, Tony McCreanor, Niall McCreanor and Peter McIlwaine are confident that the boys will produce another top drawer performance, just like the ones that have got them this far in the competition.

A hard working and flair team has brought success to the Under-13s and Anthony Blackburn feels his side are ready for the challenge ahead.

He said: “The boys have worked so hard from the start of the season and as a group, we are confident that they will go out and play to their strengths to hopefully bring the cup home to Banbridge.

“Armagh City are one of the strongest sides in the league so we will have to be at our best to win the final.”

The game will be played at Lurgan Town 3G with a 9.30am kick-off and the club hopes to bring a big support.

Before the big game, we took a look at the squad to see what the supporters can expect on Saturday afternoon.

NAME: Rio Blackburn

POSITION: Striker/Winger

FAV TEAM: Man United

FAV PLAYER: Pixie

NICKNAME: De Janeiro

COACHES’ COMMENTS: The Sergio Aguero of the team. A bag of tricks and knows where the net is.

NAME: Ryan Hickey

POSITION: Centre midfield.

FAV TEAM: Man United

FAV PLAYER: Cameron Borthwick Jackson

NICKNAME: Hick Dog

COACHES’ COMMENTS: The Yaya Toure of the team. A fantastic passer of the ball.

NAME: Michael Wood

POSITION: Centre midfield.

FAV TEAM: Man City

FAV PLAYER: Aguero

NICKNAME: Mickey

COACHES’ COMMENTS: The David Silva of the team. A brilliant all-round game.

NAME: Harry Murray

POSITION: Left midfield.

FAV TEAM: Man United

FAV PLAYER: Ronaldo

NICKNAME: Murrsie

COACHES’ COMMENTS: The Eden Hazard of the team. A very tricky winger

NAME: Daniel McGivern

POSITION: Striker/Winger

FAV TEAM: Man United

FAV PLAYER: Ronaldo

NICKNAME: Dan

COACHES’ COMMENTS: The Raheem Stirling of the team. Loves to dribble.

NAME: Kieran Doran-Gartland

POSITION: Goalkeeper

FAV TEAM: Liverpool

FAV PLAYER: Manuel Neuer

NICKNAME: Gart-Dog

COACHES’ COMMENTS: The Joe Hart of the team. Fearless between the posts.

NAME: Jake McCreanor

POSITION: Left Back

FAV TEAM: Arsenal

FAV PLAYER: Sanchez

NICKNAME: Mc.Mc

COACHES’ COMMENTS: The Leighton Baines of the team. A great left foot.

NAME: Scott Thornton

POSITION: Centre Back.

FAV TEAM: Chelsea

FAV PLAYER: John Terry

NICKNAME: Scotty

COACHES’ COMMENTS: The Vincent Kompany of the team. A no nonsense defender

NAME: Jamie Gibson

POSITION: Centre Back.

FAV TEAM: Man United

FAV PLAYER: Fellaini

NICKNAME: Gibby

COACHES’ COMMENTS: The John Terry of the team. Captain Marvel.

NAME: Josh Davison

POSITION: Centre midfield.

FAV TEAM: Arsenal

FAV PLAYER: Carzola

NICKNAME: Harley

COACHES’ COMMENTS: The James Milner of the team. Covers every blade of grass.

NAME: Dawson Patterson

POSITION: Right Back

FAV TEAM: Chelsea

FAV PLAYER: Gareth Bale

NICKNAME: Dyson

COACHES’ COMMENTS: The Branislav Ivanovic of the team. Likes to get forward.

NAME: Josh Magill

POSITION: Right Midfield

FAV TEAM: Man United

FAV PLAYER: Messi

NICKNAME: Joshy

COACHES’ COMMENTS: The Kevin De Bruyne of the team. Loves to run with the ball.

NAME: Ben McCandless

POSITION: Centre Back

FAV TEAM: Liverpool

FAV PLAYER: Roberto Carlos

NICKNAME: Mc-Candless

COACHES’ COMMENTS: The John Stones of the team. A ball playing defender.

NAME: Alex Convery

POSITION: Striker

FAV TEAM: Arsenal

FAV PLAYER: Theo Walcott

NICKNAME: Wee Aly

COACHES’ COMMENTS: The Jamie Vardy of the team. Got explosive pace.

NAME: Sam Johnston

POSITION: Left Midfield

FAV TEAM: Chelsea

FAV PLAYER: Hazard

NICKNAME: Sammy

COACHES’ COMMENTS: The Alexis Sanchez of the team. Got a real powerful shot

NAME: Ryan Morgan

POSITION: Left Back

FAV TEAM: Spurs

FAV PLAYER: Eriksen

NICKNAME: Morgy

COACHES’ COMMENTS: The Ashley Young of the team. Tortures defenders.