Moyola Park under 8’s
Moyola Park under 8’s (2009) (Sponsored by Henry Brothers (Magherafelt) Ltd) took part in the IFA/McDonald’s small sided games centre at the Mill Meadow on Friday night playing 4 games against Draperstown Celtic, Tobermore United, Magherfelt Sky Blues and Old Mill Youth Academy and it was a great night for the boys playing some great football and some good goals and Improvement is there to be seen but most importantly they boys all enjoyed themselves. Team: J Fullerton, P Diamond (2), T O’Kane (1), J Neill, R Mc Kinley, C Clarke, S Deans (7).
Moyola Park under 10’s
Moyola Park under 10’s (2007) (Sponsored by Henry Brothers (Magherafelt) Ltd) took part in the IFA/McDonald’s small sided games centre at the Mill Meadow on Friday night. Over the past few weeks the whole squad has been training with interest and developing well, so it was good to get rid of the match rust. Both teams played well and produced some excellent moments. Moyola Park had 1 win, 2 losses and a draw, whilst Moyola Olympic had 1 win, 1 loss and 2 draws. Everyone played their part in a great team effort but a couple of goals to mention were Conn, for Moyola park, who seen his long range curling effort fly into the top corner, definitely one for the scrap book and Ewan for Moyola Olympic who hit a superb strike, which capped off a fantastic personal performance. Although everyone has played their best, we will continue our development and maintain our enthusiasm for the team.
Moyola Park under 15’s
Moyola Park under 15’s (2002) (Sponsored by Henry Brothers (Magherafelt) Ltd) hosted Ballymoney U15’s in a league fixture postponed from earlier in the season. Mill Meadow was soaked in bright sunshine as both teams cancelled each other out in the early stages of the game. Moyola was applying most of the pressure but couldn’t find a way past a resilient defence. On 20mins Cassidy dropped a super ball over the defence and O Madden held off his maker to control and calmly slot past the keeper from 8 yards. The lead was doubled 5 minutes later as a helpless defender directed his clearance into his own goal. Minutes before the break and Madden was on the score sheet again. A cross field ball from Laverty found McGuigan, drove past the defender and pulled a ball back from the bye-line for a simple tap-in. McKee in the Moyola goal was kept reasonably quiet through the dogged hard work of his central defenders of Ross and Spillane. The introduction of Stuart to the Moyola midfield saw a chance of style and threat. He first saw a terrific drive from 20 yards cone off the woodwork and minutes later shot over from close range as a ball came across the goalmouth. Stuart then turned provider for Madden to complete his hat-trick as his calm looped his effort over the onrushing keeper to drop into the empty net. Henry, Moyola’s usual keeper, came on and had two efforts which went narrowly wide.