Perfect 10 for Cookstown Youth

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

A COASTAL trip was the order of the day as CYFC travelled to the seaside resort of Bangor to take on local side Bangor Old Boys in the third round of the IFA Junior cup.

Bangor OB...1
CYFC Seniors...10

And they thoroughly enjoyed their trip to the seaside, smashing in 10 goals to progress easily.

Cookstown started the brighter and the had early goal scoring opportunities when McEllhatton and Barrie Kelly blazed efforts over the bar.

The deadlock was broken on 20 minutes when a cross in from the right flank found Megarry in the box and he headed the ball into the Bangor net.

Ryan O'Neill and James Leslie were relentless down the left wing and between them they were creating chances for the strike force of Megarry and Drew Kelly.

In the 30th minute came a wonder goal to double Cookstown's lead.

With the pressure on Bangor's back line relentless, they were happy just to clear the ball as far up the pitch as possible but a ball cleared to the half way line found John Scott and he took the ball on his chest and, on the volley from the half way line, he hit a ball that sailed high into the Bangor goal.


Bangor were now struggling as CYFC just kept attacking.

Megarry got his second just before half time when a mix-up in the Bangor defence allowed him an easy header into the Bangor goal.

Cookstown started the second half on the front foot and with only 10 minutes gone McEllhatton hit a ferocious shot from outside the box to make it 4-0.

Within minutes, Bangor did reduce the goal difference when, from a free kick, their big centre half headed past Donaghy in the Cookstown goal.

Larmour and Johnny O'Neill were then introduced to the game.

On 75 minutes, Megarry got his hat trick when he picked the ball up 30 yards out and went past a standing still Bangor defence and he duly rounded the goalkeeper to shoot into an empty net.

Within minutes, Ryan O'Neill scored when, from an opportunist moment, he lobbed the goalkeeper from 18 yards out to make it 6-1.

Then came a five minute hat trick from youngster Mark Larmour.

A squared ball into the box by Megarry to Larmour saw the young hit man blast into the net for his first. Within minutes, Larmour rattled a shot from the corner of the box to make it eight and then he completed his hat trick, when, from some sloppy defending, the ball hit Larmour on the back of the head and the ball went into the Bangor goal.

With only minutes left on the clock, Johnny O'Neill should have got on the score sheet when, from inches out, he completely missed the ball and an empty Bangor goal.

The scoring was complete in the 90th minute when Megarry got his fourth afterLarmour squared the ball to him and he obliged by tucking the ball into the Bangor net.

This Saturday, 3 December sees CYFC back in league action when they travel to play Desertmartin Swifts, with a 2pm kick off.

Cookstown Youth - Donaghy, Dardis, Scott, Leslie, Stewart, McEllhatton, B Kelly, R O'Neill, Glasgow, D Kelly, Megarry.

Subs - J O,Neill, Larmour, Kane, Hunter.


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