Weekend Update: 18 March

1 week ago By Neil Coleman

Only five matches went ahead for Youth Academy teams this weekend but there was still no shortage of goals and action!

The performance of the weekend belonged to Davy Douglas' Under-13 squad who turned out a superb 7-1 victory away to Maiden City Academy in the NIBFA National League. Buoyed by his recent call-up to the NIBFA Select team for their upcoming tournament, Timmy McClure hit five goals with Oisin O'Mullan grabbing the other two. Credit also goes to Joshua Balmer who assisted six of the seven goals on Saturday morning.

There was also a morale boosting victory for Colin Lorimer's Under-15's at the Ballymena Showgrounds on Saturday as Lewis Mearns struck twice to seal a 2-1 National League victory over Sion Swifts.

Across town, Leon Graham was proving too hot to handle for Tristar Boys against Jonny Hume's Under-12's. Graham struck twice and Tyreese McDowell added another in a great attacking spectacle at Lamont Park on Saturday morning. In the South Belfast Youth League, Chris Duff's Under-11's struggled to break down their Glentoran Academy opponents.

Unfortunately, yet again, there was a washout of fixtures at the University of Ulster in Coleraine for the Harry Gregg Foundation Youth League. The only underage team that managed to take to the field were John McDowell's Under-10 'Academy' team who couldn't break down Linfield in a tightly contested friendly game.

Subway NIBFA National League
Under-17's v. No Game
Under-15's v. Sion Swifts (H) won 2-1 (goals: Mearns 2) [report]
Under-14's v. No Game
Under-13's v. Maiden City Academy (A) won 7-1 (goals: McClure 5, O'Mullan 2) [report]
Under-12's v. Tristar Boys (H) (goals: Graham 2, McDowell)[report]

South Belfast Youth League
Under-11's 'A' v. Glentoran Academy (A) (goals: none) [report]

Friendly
Under-10's 'Academy' v. Linfield (A) (goals: none) [report]

Harry Gregg Foundation Youth League
All Games Postponed

Updated 19:36 - 23 Mar 2017 by Neil Coleman

Where next?

Silent Sidelines this weekend Ballymena United Youth Academy are supporting the Irish FA's silent sidelines campaign this weekend.
NIBFA Select recognition for Under-13 star Ballymena United Youth Academy Under-13 player Timothy McClure has been chosen to represent the NIBFA Select team.

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Fixtures
Wed 29 Mar
h
U14 (National League) Bertie Peacock Youth
Cup 19:00
a
U15 (National League) Bangor Football Academy
Friendly 19:30
Fri 31 Mar
a
U17 (National League) Knockbreda
League 19:45
Sat 1 Apr
a
U14 (National League) Lurgan Town
Cup 10:00
a
U15 (National League) Crusaders
League 11:00
a
U12 (National League) Ballinamallard United
League 12:00
Fri 7 Apr
h
U17 (National League) Warrenpoint Town
League TBC
Sat 8 Apr
a
U12 (National League) Derry Colts
League TBC
h
U13 (National League) Ballymoney United
League TBC
a
U15 (National League) Enniskillen Rangers
League TBC

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