by Colm Murphy, Newry City U15 Manager
Newry U15s played a game of two halves on Saturday, one good and one bad against a vastly improved Tandragee side.
Falling behind to an early goal Newry really put themselves under pressure for most of the first half with sloppy play and carelessness creeping in right across the team. It wasn’t until the last five minutes of the first half that Newry showed any sign of making a match of it.
At half-time a few positional changes were made and the team started to show what they are capable of and an early individual goal by Caolan Reavey brought Newry back to life. The team pushed on and made it 2-1 shortly after with another fine goal from Tiernan O’Reilly who was having a great second half. Numerous chances fell to Newry but poor decision making and fine goal keeping kept Tandragee in the match and against the run of play they got another goal to make it 2-2. Shea Morgan was unlucky to have a goal disallowed right at the end when referee judged that a foul had been committed earlier. Harsh but that’s football.
The team showed what they can do if they put their mind to it but a big improvement is needed for Friday night’s cup semi-final against Banbridge Rangers in Rathfriland if they want to progress to the Final.
Thanks again to Kasper, Gary and the parents for their continued support and it would be great to see as many as possible from the club out in Rathfriland on Friday night to support lads!