11 teams took part in the Junior Section Five -a- Side Competition held at the University of Coleraine. After the completion of the Group stage games, 1st Garvagh, 5th Coleraine, 1st Macosquin and 1st Drumachose qualified for the Semi-Finals. In the first Semi-final, 1st Garvagh and 1st Macosquin played out an entertaining scoreless draw and with the game remaining scoreless after extra time; it was left to penalties to decide the winner. With 1st Garvagh winning the penalty shoot-out by 2 – 1. In the second Semi-final 1st Drumachose beat 5th Coleraine by 1-0.
The Final between 1st Garvagh and 1st Drumachose was a tense affair with few scoring chances at either end and the game looked to be edging towards a penalty shoot-out; however with 30seconds left on the clock Griffin Philipson scored with a fine low shot to seal the victory for 1st Garvagh.
Thanks to all the teams who took part, thanks to Mr Robert Black for refereeing and to Mr Lex Smith who organized the Draw and the smooth running of the competition on the night.
Labels: Football, Junior Section