Dromore lads make light work of Aquinas

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Dromore U15s crushed Aquinas 4-1 on Saturday in a sterling match.

With a few changes made to the starting line up with a number of kids playing out of position this could have been a mistake with the U15s trying to finish their league campaign off with a top two finish.

The defence were the platform for the U15s to perform as they collectively were on song and had more hunger and aggression than their attacking opponents.

Rowan Taylor and Dylan Hickey were mopping up all the Aquinas early attacks ably assisted by James Howard and Isaac Black which allowed the midfield quartet of Jack Moore, Jamie Gregg, Ben Scott and especially Sam Stewart to dictate the U15s attacking play. The U15s first goal was scored by Odhran Crozier who drilled the ball home and the second was scored by Dylan Hickey who found himself free at the back post to volley the ball into the roof of the net after a good corner was floated over by Michael McCavitt.

The coach introduced Matty Brush and Henry Thomas at half-time and moved more off the players around. This time the changes knocked the momentum out of the U15s. Aquinas scored during this period to jangle some of the U15s nerves.

A quick reshuffle saw Sam Stewart re-introduced to the play. This had an immediate effect on the game when Sam Stewart reacted quickly to a loose ball on the edge of the Aquinas box and rifled the ball past the stranded Aquinas keeper.

Odhran Crozier then scored his second goal to quell any chances Aquinas had off getting back into the game. The U15s should have had more goals as a reward for their fine attacking play. One highlight was a shot from Matty Brush hitting the crossbar and Michael McCavitt heading the rebound against the crossbar in the same move.

The star performers were Alan Shelsher, Rowan Taylor, Dylan Hickey and Sam Stewart.