Suncroft made the trip to Ballymore for their U9's Southboard league game. The home side opened the scoring with a fabulous free kick into the top corner of the goal, however, the visitors responded quickly and got some really well taken team scores despite the attention of the Ballymore defence.
Ballymore went in behind at half time but started the second half brightly. They managed to get a number of scores early in the half which put them right back in the game. Both sides traded scores as the game closed in a very tight finish. Well done to all the players and to Aibhe Graham who did very well in her refereeing debut.
Match Report from Robertsown V Ballymore:
The sun shone down on the pitch in Robertstown as the U9's game between the home team and Ballymore got under way. The first quarter saw both teams trying to get some early scores but good defensive work from the two teams meant the scoring was low early in the game.
The teams had the feel of the ball in the second quarter and some slick passing created some good opportunities. Both teams took these opportunities well which meant things were tight at half time.
Ballymore started the second half very strong but the hosts were quick to bounce back and, despite some really good tackling and blocking, the scores were coming thick and fast. Despite all the effort the children put in over the course of the game they seemed to have had plenty in reserve with the two sides pushing until the very end.
It was great to see the kids back on the field of play and to see them compete so well on the pitch too. (Thanks to John Clohessy for the report and Pictures)