Thirds run out comfortable winners

DROMARA entertained Kirkistown at Bellsbridge on Saturday and after a hard fought opening period, ran out comfortable winners.

As has been the case the past couple of weeks, Dromara were slow out of the blocks and this led to the first 15 minutes being quite scrappy.

This soon changed when Dromara scored with their first real shot at goal. Good play by Danny Hughes on the wing saw him beat a man and then play the ball into young Jack Milligan who led it back of for Hughes who had cut in from the left.

He knocked the ball down with his head and proceeded unleash an unstoppable shot into the top corner of the net with his normally weaker right foot.

This should have been the signal for Dromara to step it up but they failed to do so and Dromara went in at half time saw one goal to the good.

The second half saw Dromara come out a lot brighter and they had started play some lovely football with McElroy, Watterson, Burns and Hughes now having took control of the midfield battle.

Fifteen minutes into the second half saw Dromara get the second goal which was the cushion they needed. A ball in from the left by Hughes caused havoc in the box and young Gavin McElroy was on hand to poke the ball into the net.

Kirkistown came back at Dromara for a short period but the defence of McNally, Biggerstaff, Doyle and Belshaw cut out any attacks that came their way with O’Gormley confident in nets.

The third goal was a lovely passing move. Burns released Hughes on the left and first time ball across the six yard box found young Jack Milligan and he placed into in the corner of the net past the despairing dive of the keeper.

Dromara got their fourth goal of the game when McVeigh won the ball in the middle of the park and he played a ball over the top for Carmichael to run onto. He took one touch before firing low into the corner of the net for another good goal.

With 10 minutes to go Dromara got their fifth goal. A scramble in the box saw Burns lay the ball into the feet of McVeigh and he placed his shot superbly into the top left hand corner from around 16 yards out.

Dromara completed the scoring with just five minutes left. A superb pass by Watterson saw Burns beat the offside trap. He raced into the box before crossing for young James Milligan to score.

This was another good performance from Dromara with everyone playing their part and some good football being played.