Match Reports From Last Weekend 27th 28th Nov 2015.

Match Reports From Last Weekend 27th 28th Nov 2015.

CYFC 12s v Ardoyne ( National League )

This weeks match was a home fixture for the Cyfc u12s the opposition Ardoyne yc u12s the venue fairhill Cookstown, the whistle blew for the 11.00am kick off despite the horrendous weather conditions with Cookstown side on the front foot straight away pushing up and squeezing Ardoyne into there own half forcing mistakes out of the Ardoyne defence which soon brought the first goal to Cyfc from a s ohare tight turn and shot in the box to hit the back of the net the next fifteen minutes was crucial for the Cookstown side as they went on to score another three goals from R Ferguson,B Hamilton and another from S Ohare this was the last action from the first half,second half kicked of identical from the first with Cyfc not allowing Ardoyne out of there own half the game continued with the Cookstown side grabbing another three goals from s ohare,j Devlin,M Hurl that was to be the end of the goal feast as we went down to ten men when M Forbes got a bad injury midway through the second half but the home side still held there own to the final whistle blew to end a brilliant game of football an overall brilliant effort from both teams, with a big score line and another clean sheet for Cyfc u12.

Team B Purvis, C. Devlin, N O.donell, B Ryan B Hamilton ,M Forbes ,M Hurl, S Donelly S O’hare ,R Ferguson ,S Ohare
M.Conlon ,M Mcann ,J.Devlin ,T Armstrong,D Mcnally
Cookstown Youth U12s v Fivemiletown U12s
Saturday saw Cookstown youth U12s welcome Fivemiletown under 12s to MUSA in the Mid Ulster Youth League. Not only did they have to battle their opponents they had a battle against the elements as conditions could only be described as nasty.
Cookstown started the first half and for the first 10-15 minutes let their opponents have the run of the game and it wasn’t long before they found themselves on the backfoot. This was a rude awakening for Cookstown and seemed to put their head back in the game. Having woken up Cookstown dominated possession for the rest of the half creating chance after chance but to no avail as they went to the break behind.
Cookstown started the second half as they had ended the first and with their overwhelming possession left their opponents with no option but to try to get the ball at every cost. With this in mind a few of the Cookstown players felt the brunt of their tackles with both Larmour and Murphy on the end of the worst of them resulting in the latter needing time to recuperate on the sidelines. Cookstown continually created chances and it was an inspired substitution from the manager that saw them convert as having recovered from his injury Murphy was brought back on and within seconds with a sublime one-two link up play with McCallion saw him convert and bring the game level. Further chances came and went as McCallion, Larmour and Jake all saw their efforts go wide or saved by the opposing keeper. In the dying minutes Fivemiletown had their own chance to clinch the victory as they were awarded a penalty only for Monaghan who didn’t put a foot wrong all day to keep his team in it with a fantastic save.
Playing for the first time in his role as effectively a number 10 seen Murphy walk away with the man of the match accolade as with his intelligent play and range of passing not to mention getting on the scoresheet the opposition weren’t able to handle him.
A match which Cookstown in terms of winning done everything asked of them saw them just come up short with both sides leaving with the spoils shared.
Cookstown: Monaghan, Jeffers, Morrison, Whitten,O’Neill, Cathal, Donaghy, Larmour, Murphy, Leek, McCallion, Jake.
CYFC 12s v FMT , 28.11.15
CYFC u15’s 5 Newcastle 0
Last Saturday the young sizzlers comfortably progressed to the third round of the NIBF A Cup after a professional and comprehensive victory against the Mourne men at home. The step up to National League standard was apparent from the off for the County Down boys with Cookstown dominating possession and attempts on goal. A fantastic cross from Shane Murphy just missed captain Iarlaith Donaghy by inches after only 5 minutes with the goal at his mercy. Leading goal scorer Eoin Gallagher then went close before Donaghy had two more great chances to take the lead. A long range attempt by Murphy was misjudged by the Mourne keeper and nestled in the corner of the net on 20 minutes as Cookstown stormed into the lead. A fantastic 25 yard free kick from Dean Bigger rifled into the top right hand corner to make it 2-0 on 24 minutes before Gallagher went close again. Substitute Piotr Gabrysiak then struck the post on half time.
Into the second half Murphy struck the crossbar from an acute angle on 38 minutes before a great run and shot by Jake Fraser allowed Gabrysiak to score his first Cookstown goal from the keepers rebound on 46 minutes. Ten minutes later Donaghy finally got his deserved goal with a 12 yard drive to make it 4-0. Substitute Karl Martin then competently struck home his first goal for Cookstown from 15 yards on 70 minutes before Thomas Mackle’s left footed drive just whisked past the post. MOM William Kenning.
A big thanks from the management team to all of the parents who provided and helped with the after match food and the staff of MUSA.
CYFC 15s
Dromara Village 2 CYFC 16s 2
The 16s made the trip to County Down last week to take on Dromara Village. A fairly even game ensued and it was hard to separate the two sets of players which is reflected in the score. Martin McCracken hit the post , Erik Banas headed just over but Tyler Anderson slotted home a devine free kick and Sam Hardy was on hand to pounce on a parry by the home keeper to leave the score 2  1 in Cookstowns favour only for the visitors to concede a late goal for draw and a valuable away point.
Star Performers : Jack Turkington and Matthew Scott.



Cookstown u17 1-5 Glentoran

Cookstown travelled to Crumlin for the rearranged Northern Ireland cup match knowing the task was a challenging one. They started well and Stevie Arrell was the creator as the Cookstown boys took the lead after 12 minutes. He burst down the right hand side and delivered a lovely cross for Larmour to finish expertly. The lead didn’t last long and Glentoran played their way into the box and calmly slotted past Young after 25 minutes. The chances were few and far between for Cookstown as the wind played havoc. Their best chance fell to Jack Wilson who was played in by the energetic Diamond but his shot was inches away from the far post. The main turning point was the decision of the referee to allow Glentoran a second goal despite the attacker being in a clear offside position. The boys took this decision to heart and were lucky to come in at 2-1 down. Trying to re-energise the boys was a difficult task given that the decision was so poor and the wind died down but they competed well for the first 20 minutes of the second half, only for Glentoran to streak clear in the final stages. A spirited effort from Cookstown and they return to league action next week vs Warrenpoint Town. Man of the match: Ronan Hughes.

Squad: Young, Donnelly, Watson, Keane, O’Hare, Wilson, Dingley, Arrell, Hughes, Larmour, McMullan, Diamond, Kelly, Thom, McCrum and Rocks.

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