U12 Boys Div 4 – Vang Hat-trick Seals Points – Ballingarry B 4 (Vang 3, O Keeffe 1) AK Utd C 3
On a lovely Summer’s evening Ballingarry U12 b team played AK United C in a thrilling div 4 home tie. Despite Ballingarry dominating possession, hitting the bar twice and failing to finish numerous goal chances United took the lead on 15 minutes. A great finish from Paddy O’Keefe levelled the score 5 minutes later.
Soon afterwards Marcus Vang scored with a really composed finish from an O’Keeffe and Picha well worked move to put Ballingarry 2.1 up. Again against the run of play the visitors counter attacked and scored from only their 2nd chance of the half. 2 all the break!
AK started the second well and played with real conviction and new belief for long periods early in the 2nd half and deserved to takethe lead for the second time in match making it 2-3 on 45 minutes! Ben Daly then took command of centre mid and created some fantastic moves and played Marcus Vang through on 48 minutes, with Vang finishing superbly beating the last defender. 3 all! United continued to look dangerous on the counter attacked but Ryan Aylmer and James long made several last minute tackles to keep the boys in green and gold in the hunt for a winner. Again Daly played a superb through Ball to provide Vang with a chance on goal for a possible winner. A shimmy to the left then right made the keeper commit and Marcus Vang coolly slotted home to give his team the lead 4-3!! Ballingarry went on to hit the bar and from then on defending from the front by consistent early pressure on the opposition defence. The final whistle blew after 3 nervy injury time minutes! What a game.
Thursday, May 2nd
U/16 Boys League Div. 1 – Ballingarry 1 (Molloy) Newcastle West Town 1
Sunday May 5th
Premier Div – Ballingarry 3 (Fitz, J O Connor, K Laffan) Carrig Celtic 0
Ballingarry gave themselves a fighting chance of Premier survival with this vital win against fellow strugglers Carrig Celtic. Brian Fitzgeralds first goal of the season set the home side on their way with Josh O Connor adding a second on the stroke of half time. A third form Kevin Laffan early in the second half sealed the points.
Team: O Kelly, Quinlivan, Flynn, Fitzgerald, J O Connor, K Laffan, C Laffan, Costello, Cahill, Hayes, A O Connor.
Used subs: Quille, Long, Healy.