The boys picked up six league points last week, after beating Oxford and Crumlin in their opening National League fixtures.The game against Oxford started brightly with Peacock’s taking an early lead.
Good play by Lyndon Kane found Brandon Herald who put his side ahead. Bertie’s boys were now on the front foot and they kept driving towards the Oxford goal. The second goal came soon after. Campbell took a quick throw-in to Law, he beat his marker and crossed to Ryan Whiteside who made it 2-0.
The second half was much like the first, as Oxford struggled to take the pressure.
Law was again instrumental for the third goal, this time he found Ryan Whiteside who put his side three in front. Oxford did have a chance after this, but it was dealt with by the in-form Cassidy in the Peacock’s goal.
With minutes left, Peacock’s won a free kick, Law finally got his name on the score sheet when he hit home to make it 4-0.
In the second game against Crumlin, confidence was high in the team after the win over Oxford.
With just ten minutes on the clock Scott Whiteside put his side ahead, after some good work by Glenn Law.
After this the Coleraine side created plenty of chances but they just couldn’t find the net. Their luck finally changed with Herald hit an unstoppable shot from the edge of the box to leave the score 2-0 at the break.
Crumlin came out with all guns blazing for the second half. They worked hard to upset the quick passing Coleraine youngsters, and with ten minutes to go Crumlin pulled a goal back.
This rattled the Peacock’s but they managed to hold on and take all three points.
Next up for the under 14’s is St Mary’s at Mullusk.
Defeat for under 12’s
The under 12’s didn’t get the start they wanted in their first home game in the National League.
Bertie’s boys went down 1-0 early on to an in-form Ballymoor FC.
The goals seemed to spur the youngsters on and they equalised soon after. After this Peacock’s controlled the half, but Ballymoor hit them with a sucker punch five minutes before the break, when the referee awarded them a penalty, this left the score 2-1 to the visitors at the break.
The Coleraine side didn’t get going in the second half, they created a handful of chances but they couldn’t convert any of them.
With the time ticking down, Ballymoor sealed the win with their third goal.
Final score Bertie Peacock U12’s 1-3 Ballymoor FC
Man of the Match: Matthew Barr
Disappointing display by under 15’s
You would think that scoring three goals would be enough to win a game, but this wasn’t the case for the Peacock Under 15’s.
Individual defensive errors were to blame as Larne won this encounter 5-3.
One shining light was Bertie’s striker Ryan Millar who grabbed a hat trick, taking his tally to seven goals in four games - better luck next time boys!
Under 16’s unlucky in National League
The team travelled to Ballinamallard on Saturday for their second game in the National League.
Strong winds and rain made this match very hard, and the fact the team only had 11 available players, made the encounter tougher.
There wasn’t much between the sides for the first period, both sides seemed to cancel each other out.
However it was the Mallards who took the lead first through a long ball which left keeper Forgrave with no chance.
The wind was having a big say in the game and the home side soon made it 2-0 despite a good first save by Forgrave in the Peacock’s goal.
At the other end shots from Convery and Henry went close, but the home side grabbed a third before the break.
The Coleraine side started the second half brightly and were unlucky not to pull goals back through McConnell and Stewart. Convery did make the break through when he beat the keeper to make the score 3-1.
Kneeland was unlucky from a corner and Vauls found the side netting with a free kick, as Peacock’s searched for more goals.
Despite the pressure the score ended 3-1 to the home side.
Man of the Match: Deane Browne