Match Reports From 4th and 5th December 2015

Match Reports From 4th and 5th December 2015

CYFC U11s  3   Beragh Swifts  1

Cookstown Youth U11s hosted Beragh Swifts last Wednesday evening in both teams last group game in the league cup. With the Cookstown lads already safely through to the quarter finals Beragh only needed a draw to also go through.
CYFC started the brighter of the two teams and quickly raced into a 2 goal lead thanks to 2 brilliant free kicks fron Shea Mc Cann. Beragh came back into the game after the early setback and only some great defending by Harry Bownes, Kristian Levsins and Ben Mc Adoo kept the score as it was. CYFC then had a great chance to extend their lead when firstly the Beragh keeper pulled off a great save from Keegan Hampsey and then from the follow up a great ball from Luke Haycock just evaded the onrushing Keegan Hampsey. Then just minutes before the half time whistle Beragh were awarded a harsh penalty. Scott Gillis in the home goal managed to get a hand to the ball but couldnt keep it out. CYFC then started the second half on the front foot and with the introduction of Jamie Shephard and Charlie Hawker took control of the game. Firstly a great shot from David Monaghan almost caught out the Beragh keeper and only a last ditch tackle stopped Michael Mc Elhatton from extending Cookstowns lead. Cookstowns pressure finally paid off when a corner fell to the feet of Keegan Hampsey and he placed the ball to the corner of the net to seal a great victory of 3-1 to the home team.

Annalong v CYFC 14s
Cookstown travelled to a wet and windy Tandragee to take on Annalong in the League Cup quarter final. Annalong won the toss and decided to play with the wind in the first half, but it was Cookstown who started the brighter of the two sides and took the lead through D. Devlin after good work down the right hand side. Annalong equalised through a quick counter attack but it was Cookstown who lead at the half with D. Devlin getting his second of the game. As the second half developed Cookstown began to dominate the game with J. Donnelly and J. McElkennon dictating the midfield play along with E. O’Neill and S. Coleman providing width and producing good crosses into the box. Annalong equalised with a volley outside the box but the teams where not level for long as A. Traill put Cookstown back in the lead. The back  four of D. Banas,  C. Robb, S. Connelly and P. Monaghan looked assured throughout and when called upon E. Donnelly made the necessary saves. Cookstown scored their fourth of the game with a J McElkennon header from a corner. Once the fourth goal was scored, Cookstown where in control of the game and where producing numerous chances. E O’Neill scored the Cookstown fifth after a powerful run and shot down the right hand side. Cookstown finished the game with a another goal after B. Tereso beat his man and played through D. Devlin to complete his hat -trick.

E. Donnelly, D. Banas, C. Robb, S. Connelly, P. Monaghan, E. O’Neill, J. Donnelly, J. McElkennon, S. Coleman, A. Traill, D. Devlin, B. Tereso

Lurgan Town U16 — 2
Cookstown Youth U16 —-0
Cookstown had to contend with a fierce breeze in the early exchanges and managed it well and even had a great chance to go ahead as Matthew Scott superbly found Ryan McFarland but he couldn`t get enough power on his effort. A critical mistake from Jamie Campbell gifted Lurgan the lead and shortly after they increased it with a brilliant header from a well flighted corner kick. Cookstown still had a good chance to come back into the game with the conditions now in their favour and Ryan McFarland missed a golden chance with only the keeper to beat. Martin McCracken and Erik Banas both had good efforts and then Sam Hardy was so unlucky as his effort struck the bar. The ball just would not bounce kindly for them in and around the box and Lurgan held on to claim the points.
 Adam Scott, Jack Turkington, Tyler Anderson, Matthew Scott, Brendan Davey, Ryan McFarland,  Martin McCracken,  Erik Banas, Afonso Tereso,  Nathan Connolly, Sam Hardy, Kaelum Irvine, Jamie Campbell ,  Ryan Murphy
Warrenpoint Town 2 CYFC 17s 1
A tough night for the 17s in stormy conditions at Lurgan. Early penalty by Warrenpoint was cancelled out by Stevie Arrell’s unstoppable free kick into the top corner from 30 yards. Mark Larmour went close with a dink just wide with Ben Young making 3 great saves before the talented Point striker danced his way into the area to plunder the winner with 10 minutes left.
The Cookstown boys to their credit kept going right to the end playing good possession football backed up by a great work ethic but just couldn’t find an opening against a stubborn Point defence with their keeper tipping over the bar right at the end.
A great effort from the 17s in what could only be described as atrocious conditions.
Stevie Arrell
It’s that time of the year again so its CYFC BALL RUN time.Buy a ball for £3 or two balls for £5,all balls purchased will be numbered and released down a big hill and after several heats the final run will determine 1st , 2nd , 3rd and 4th places.

Not only will there be cash prizes for the winners of the run but also the player from each age-group who sells the most balls will receive a Sports Voucher.

This is an annual fundraiser for our club and like all the fundraisers it helps to secure our future to serve the local community and bring the beautiful game to kids and adults from the the local area and beyond so all support will greatly appreciated. For more details contact any of the CYFC coaches or staff.

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