Bertie's boys pipped at final hurdle

BERTIE Peacock Youths Under 13's suffered last gasp agony against Larne in the National League Cup final in Crossgar.

The local boys hoped to walk away with some silverware to cap off a very successful season, but they went down to a last minute goal from Larn

The first half was an even affair, with both defences on top, and chances were few and far between.

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Ten minutes into the second half the Peacocks took the lead when Ryan Whiteside found Herald to convert.

Larne drew level five minutes later, when a fierce shot beat Cassidy in the Peacock’s goal.

As the game entered extra time, it looked like a penalty shoot out would be needed to separate the sides.

Both teams began to tire, but in the final attack of extra time, Larne fired in a winner.

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Despite the defeat, the young Peacocks should be proud of their achievements this season. The coaches would like to thank the squad and their parents for their hard work and committment this year.

Peacock trio impress in Liverpool

Three Bertie Peacock Under 13 players travelled to Liverpool with the County Elite squad last month.

Mark Edgar, Scott Whiteside and Glenn Law were selected by County chiefs to play against Tranmere Rovers, where former Coleraine boss Kenny Shiels looks after the Academy, and the Everton Youth Academy.

The Coleraine boys played in both games, and did themselves and their club proud.

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In the first game against Tranmere, Law got his name on the scoresheet, as the County side defeated their hosts 7-0.

The second game was against Everton, and the boys expected it to be a tougher challenge. The Elite team struggled to get going but still ran out 2-1 winners.