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Academy

U15’s are spot-on

ALL four National League teams played on Saturday, with three playing cup quarter-final ties and the fourth in a top of the table league battle…

The Under 12 team travelled to Cookstown and won comfortably against a strong Portadown team. The kids now look forward to a plate semi-final against Ballymena United.

The Under 13 had a difficult League Cup quarter-final away to Rosario. Despite taking an early lead, the kids had an unusual off day, which included a missed penalty. The kids eagerly await a return fixture with Rosario in the cup quarter-final in a few weeks.

The under 14 kids travelled to play a league cup match against Greenisland. In a hard-fought game the kids narrowly lost out.

The under 15 team also had a cup quarter-final under lights in Belfast on Friday night. Playing against a strong Shankill team, in front of a big crowd the kids were not overawed. With the game at 1-1 after extra time, the kids held their nerve to win the penalty shoot-out and go through to a semi-final against either Linfield or Ballymena. These kids remain unbeaten all season and have bagged over 110 goals, conceding only 12 in reply. A credit to all involved.

Results:

Coleraine FC Under 12 3-0 Portadown Youth
Coleraine FC Under 13 2-5 Rosario
Coleraine FC Under 14 2-4 Greenisland
Coleraine FC Under 15 1-1 Shankill (Coleraine won 4-2 on penalties)

Meanwhile, a special mention to our 2010 Alexandra who won the plate at Magherafelt Sky Blues development tournament on Sunday. The SSG at Harry Gregg Foundation resumed on Saturday. Impressive performances were put in by all teams.