Dromore u13 4
Dungannon u13 1
The league game on Saturday was always going to be a tough game with Dromore in second and Dungannon in fourth, with Dungannon one point behind the U13’s and with a game in hand.
The game did not start well for Dromore with a shot coming in from the left beating Josh Jennings in the far corner over his head.
Dromore responded well, with Karl Teggart the new captain encouraging his team well. Jason Weir joined Karl up front. with Adam Jennings and Matthew Magill providing the width.
The game was evenly matched the first half. The defence of Nathan Thompson, Joel Nixon, Matthew Briggs and Ben Canavan kept things very tight at the back and when Josh had a save to make he did. He pulled off two great saves .
The equaliser in the first half came from Morgan Houston, who won a ball in midfield. The pass was quick to Karl, who turned and shot past the keeper from the edge of the box. Philip Johnston gave way to Jack Soye to come up front with Jason slipping into midfield.
The second half was a cagey affair. It was thought Karl had hit another stunning goal from the right of the area but the Dungannon keeper made a fantastic save diving away to his right.
The game started to get a bit scrappy and John encouraged them to start passing the ball.
Morgan again broke free and his shot hit the left post and run along the goal line. Jack Soye was quickest to react and just got there before their keeper to make it two for Dromore.
Dromore seemed to pick up their game well while Dungannon faded in the last 15 minutes. After a good defensive block by Nathan he broke from the goal line into the oppositions half. Onlookers thought he was going on to score but he passed from 30 yards out and the move broke down.
Ben then set up Magill with a lovely ball over the top, but unfortunately he shot wide. Joel was next to make a great clearance from a strong Dungannon break. Matthew Briggs was next to see his shot from the outside of the box hit the bar. A cross came in from the right which the defender handled and gave Karl an opportunity from the spot. He shot right into the left hand corner, the Dungannon keeper managed to get something on it but he could not keep it out.
Adam who had worked tirelessly down the left was brought down. The Dungannon defence retreated right onto the goal line, which invited players forward. With Morgan blocking the keepers view Karl slotted the free kick right into the middle of the goal over his head to record his third hat-trick in the last five games.
The next game is at home against Banbridge Town, time to be advised.