Away success for under-12s

Peacocks played their second National League game on Saturday away to Lurgan side Glenavon.

The two teams met before last season in the South Belfast League so Nerties new they would be up against a very strong and physical side.

Peacocks started the brighter of the two sides and got straight in to their quick passing game as they created one or two half chances. Glenavon true to form were playing a very physical game but Peacocks kept their shape and scored the fist goal of the game on 15 minutes. A good move which started at the back as make shift left back Aaron McGlanin found Ruairi Boorman who in turn slipped a great ball to young Brennan who beat one man then struck a great ball into the far corner of the net.

Glenavon fought hard to get in the game but Berties back four were having none of it. Peacocks were unlucky not to add to their tally with strikes from Wan and Corey McCartney going wide just before the break.

The second half turned out to be very entertaining as Berties raced to a 2-0 lead when a great ball from McCartney put Wan through and he made no mistake from 10 yards.

Glenavon at this stage were putting Berties on the back foot and earned a spot kick which was scored. This gave the Lurgan men a bit of belief and for the last 10 minutes they threw everything at Berties but couldn’t break through as the young Peacocks were now looking to hit on the break and were unlucky not to score again when Wallace shot wide from a Wan cross.

As the ref blew for full time Berties gave a sigh of relief and had recorded a fine away win and a valuable three points. Next week the boys are at home to Portadown.