Farrell on form as Town U17s end with a win

Banbridge Town B U17s beat Hillsborough u17s 2-1 at Barbour playing fields in what was their final game of the season in the Lisburn League.

Banbridge were without captain Jake Laffin who was unavailable, Jordan Walker through suspension and Ryan Angus with illness.

Town started the game brightly and were passing the ball about with great intent.

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Town thought they had a trademark early opener when right back Josh Dennison rattled the bar from 30 yards before Sam McCallister tapped in, however the goal was ruled out for offside.

Town finally got a reward for their dominance on 15 minutes when Ryan Sloane whipped in a dangerous free kick which came off a Hillsborough player before landing in the net.

Banbridge doubled their lead on 27 minutes when Ryan Sloane picked up the ball 30 yards from goal and hammered a thunderous shot past the keeper.

With Town in control Hillsborogh struggled to come up with an answer however were looking dangerous on the counter. Hillsborough clawed one back right on half time when their striker followed in well to tap in after Conor Ward made a great save to deny the first effort.

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The second half was much the opposite story of the first half. Hillsborough were playing with the wind at their backs and came out like a different side.

Jake Dennison was unlucky not to extend Town’s lead when he went past two men before the keeper saved his shot well.

Town were solid and grew back into their controlling stride however neither side were able to come up with any more goals, earning Town the three points they deserved to cap off what was a great first season in the Lisburn league.

This week’s man of the match was Liam Farrell for a tireless performance which summed up his side’s hunger and desire to finish the season with a win.

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