Moyola Park Under 10’s
Moyola Park under 10s (2007’s) Sponsored by Henry Brothers (Magherafelt) travelled to Spires Park on Saturday for the tournament and entered 2 teams, Moyola Park and Moyola Olympic. Moyola Park opened their group with a hard fought game which finished 1-0 to the Moyola Park boys. They were solid in defence and dogged in attack with Luke running through and finishing superbly. Moyola Olympic went into their first game and with a lot of heart and determination were unlucky to come out with a 4-0 defeat, a fantastic display from the goalkeeper JP. Moyola Park’s next game was a more convincing display with a real incisive style of football. Joel D scored 2 fantastic goals, sandwiched in between 2 low goals finished with precision for Luke. Charlie scored a curling effort straight from a corner and Niall swept in a well-controlled shot to finish the game 6-0. Moyola Olympic went into their next game and put in a real display of grit and determination, superb goals by Cahan and Daniel seen the boys come to a 2-2 draw at the final whistle, with again a huge display from JP in goals who suffered a gash to his leg in the game. The final group game for Moyola Park finished 3-0. They went ahead through an own goal followed by a fantastic finish from Caolan who chased a lost ball and acrobatically tipped it over the oncoming keeper. The 3rd goal in the game was scored by Luke who smashed home a long range effort. Moyola Olympic then started their last group game and ultimately last of the day, and although defeated were still driven and determined to play football. The semi-final for Moyola Park was a tense affair but the Moyola Park boys managed to keep them out and some fine hands and distribution from John in goals seen Conn go through one on one with the goalie and finish effortlessly. At 1-0 up the boys came under pressure and after a succession of corners conceded a headed goal. The game went to penalties, but after a tense round and missing only 2 out of 8 they went through. The final was won on merit, determination, heart and technical ability. The boys played with some great enthusiasm and drive all day, and after they scored their goal which was another fine finish from Luke, they managed the rest of the game with hard work and effort. Although at times all tactics went out the window, the boys proved their worth in scoring 12 goals and conceding just 1 throughout the tournament, which was testament to their fight for each other in all positions. Every player in the squad played their part in a memorable day for Moyola Youth.
Players on the day for Moyola Park – John, Ryan, Luca, Adam, Niall, Joel D, Luke, Charlie, Conn and Caolan. Moyola Olmpic players were – JP, Cahan, Jude, Joel L, Ewan, Daniel, Ruben, Katie, Ross and Alex.
Moyola Park Under 9’s
Moyola Park under 9’s (2008) Sponsored by Henry Brothers (Magherafelt) had 2 teams competing at the Magherafelt Sky Blues tournament in Meadowbank on Saturday. Both teams doing very well despite being a few players down and they can hold their heads high with some very spirited performances. With the team only being together for almost a year there are certainly more positives to come in the near future. Well done boys. We would like to congratulate Magherafelt Sky blues on a very successful and well run tournament. Our own tournament will take place on the 17th June so come out and support us! Teams: Cole, Scott, Alex Sm, Owen, Ashton, Curtis, Alex Sp, Deon. Oliver, Dathi, Riley, Ellis, Ben, Charlie, Aiden.
Moyola Park Under 8’s
Moyola Park under 8’s (2009) Sponsored by Henry Brothers (Magherafelt) were playing on Saturday at the Meadowbank Sports Arena in their first 7 aside tournament run by Magherafelt Sky Blues. This was a step up for the team who before today had only played 5 aside however the boys can be proud of themselves who all gave there all and playing good football. The boys were unlucky in 2 off their matches missing out on getting through the group. Team: Jamie, Callum, Jay, Stephen, Josh, Ryan, Tomas.
Moyola Park Under 7’s
Moyola Park under 7’s (2010) Sponsored by Henry Brothers (Magherafelt) were playing on Saturday at the Magherafelt Sky Blues Youth Tournament. A great experience for the boys with many playing in their first tournament. A big thank you to Christopher Brady and all at MSB for a very well run tournament and to all the Moyola parents for their continued support. Team: Oliver, Jamie, Dylan, Cole, Rafe, Finn, Bobby, Ben, Will, Brody, Albie.