Town bounce back in style

Lurgan Town Under 14s started a new venture last Saturday in the National League when they played Cliftonville at Mallusk with the Town running out 7-4 winners.

Despite going a goal down Lurgan levelled when Sammy Davidson volleyed the ball into the box for Oran McGuckin to head home. Oran got his second shortly after with a third coming from captain Josiah Burgess via a penalty.

Oran then added the fourth and his hat-trick. Chris Mallett grabbed the fifth with a shot in at the near post. After this Lurgan lost their team shape and let Cliftonville back into it with two goals. Lurgan then grabbed a sixth with a defender trying to clear a cross but headed into his own net. Cliftonville scored a fourth before Joshua Millar scored a fine solo goal dribbling round a couple of players before chipping the keeper for a final score of 7-4.

Man of the day: Decky O’Neill.

Squad: Tyler Boyce, Sean Toman, Decky O’Neill, Ross McMorris, Andrew McIvor, John Dickson, Sammy Davidson, Ryan Finlay, Josiah Burgess, Josh Millar, Zach Annett, Rhys Jones, Jordan Brown, Chris Mallett, Mark Farrell and Oran McGuckin.