Dromore U13s earn a fine derby win

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There is nothing like a good derby match, especially with Dromore starting the game with a new formation.

Josh in goal, a back three of Matthew Briggs, on right, Joel in Centre and Nathan covering the left.

Five in midfield Adam on left then Jason, Bailey, Morgan (attacking midfield) and Matty Magill on right. With Karl and Jack up front.

There was a great spell of passing between Jack and Karl that opened up the Banbridge defence, with Jack slotting home the final cross field pass from Karl, to make it one nil.

The next action was some nifty footwork in the box by Magill, only to be pushed in the back by a defender. Although Karl hit the penalty well to the keeper’s right, it was saved well.

Karl did not put his head down because of the miss, he soon was making a mazy run from just in the Banbridge half, passing at least three players and going on to score in the 18 yard box. Magill was given loads of space on his side of the pitch and made several breaks with the keeper making great saves from his shots. Bailey, Jason and Morgan were really working hard in the midfield and creating a lot of chances.

Adam certainly lifted his game second half, with the wind at his back, Euan ahead and Ben beside him he started to create havoc on his side of the pitch.

From a resulting free kick, taken by Joel, the keeper made a great save, but Adam followed up to drill the rebounding ball home. The final Dromore goal was a great cross by Magill, the ball bounced nicely up for Adam to head it neatly over the advancing keeper.

For the first time starting with a back three, Nathan, Joel and Briggs handled the occasion well.

Nathan was commanding, Joel was quick covering any breaks and Briggs, supported Magill so well second half.

Josh made a great save pushing the ball well away from goal, his kicking was strong as well.

The result keeps Dromore in second place with five games to go.

They also have a better goal difference from anyone else in our league.

This could be extremely important as it is so tight at the top.