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Under-12's progress to NIBFA Plate last 16

Ballymena United Youth Academy Under-12's faced Bloomfield in the NIBFA Plate second round.

The Sky Blues started brightly and took the lead early when Ben Swann struck the ball from outside the box, into the bottom corner of the net to open the scoring.

Cody McCreight was next on the scoresheet, swiftly followed by a goal from TJ Greer - who headed the ball over the Bloomfield keeper for Ballymena's third. United switched off and Bloomfield took full advantage, pulling a goal back before the half time whistle.

Ballymena began the second half well and it wasn't long before Marc Faulkner deservedly made the scoresheet, he used his pace to break down the defence and scored two great goals in succession. Not to be outdone, Robbie Spiers also fought his way into the box for two great goals for himself.

The team progressed to the last sixteen of the NIBFA Plate, and will be hoping to go one better than last year's defeat in the final of the same competition.

Goalscorers - Marc Faulkner 2, Robbie Speirs 2, Cody Mccreight, TJ Greer, Ben Swann

Player of the Match: Marc Faulkner

Ballymena United YA Under-12 squad: Robbie Mather, Calum McDowell, Michael McClean, TJ Greer, Dylan Duff, Mark Faulkner, Robbie Spiers, Abi Sweetlove, Cody McCreight, Kai McCormick, Cameron Eagleson, Ben Swann.

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