Two victories for Town U9s

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THE Town’s other U9s team continued their development games on Saturday in Portadown and recorded another two victories over Oxford Sunnyside and Dromore Amateurs Youth.

They started the first game against Oxford brightly and produced some flowing football and were unlucky not to take the lead on several occasions with the Oxford keeper pulling off a few great saves, most notably efforts from Ryan Meara and Owen Wilson.

Oxford weathered the storm and took the lead midway through the game with a low effort into the net.

After this Banbridge went in search of the equaliser and soon got it with Adam Hamilton who drove home from close range.

With the game heading for a draw a pass from Jack Murray released Adam Hamilton who from a tight angle hit the ball high into the net to win earn Banbridge a 2-1 win.

Banbridge then played Dromore in their second game who earlier in the season had held them to a hard fought draw.

Starting at a high tempo Town raced into a 2-0 lead with Adam Hamilton scoring a sensational goal, picking the ball up in his half before beating three defenders and finding the net.

The second goal arrived when Patrick McGGrath scored with a great effort direct from a corner kick.

With half the game still remaining Dromore took the game to Banbridge and scored two quick goals and could have even taken the lead only for Town keeper Kyle Bradford who pulled off a fine double save.

In an exciting last 10 minutes Patrick McGrath, Owen Wilson and Ryan Meara all went close for Banbridge.

From a Town corner the ball dropped to the edge of the area and with his usual calmness defender Calum Kermath sidefooted the ball into the bottom corner.

Banbridge then got their final goal with fullback and man of the match Lee Whitten who went on another driving run and his shot found the bottom corner to leave the final score 4-2 to Banbridge.

This was another two great performances by the young lads in their development league where they continue to impress and progress every week.

Team: Kyle Bradford, Lee Whitten, Calum Kermath, Ryan Meara, Owen Wilson, Patrick McGrath, Adam Hamilton, Jack Murray