Ballymackey Youths 4 - Rearcross Youths 1
Ballinree was the venue for this Youths fixture between Ballymackey and Rearcross on Saturday afternoon where the home team claimed maximum points on a 4-1 score line. Darragh McDonnell opened the Ballymackey account on the ten minute mark. Darragh Kennedy went close for the visitors on the 20 minute mark. Despite Rearcross trying to get back into the game with some good pressure in the home sides half, the home continued on the offensive and stretched it to two nil midway through the half when Declan Elderfield stretched it two nil with a headed goal from a corner kick. Rearcross rallied and pulled it back to 2-1 when after a mini gam of ping pong in the Ballymackey box with Darragh Kennedy and Kevin Connolly having shots blocked but eventually the ball landed at Evan Gleesons feet and his strike ten minutes before the break ended up in the net. Rearcross started the second half the better of the two with Micheal Quigley going close with a shot over the bar. Despite Rearcross pilling on the pressure they failed to make this pressure count and Ballymackey increased their lead to 3-1 after Tommy Teer was on hand to tap between the posts from close range. It was game, set and match when Gearoid Murphy fired a low effort to the corner of the net from outside the box with ten minutes remaining
Rearcross: Darragh Ryan Luke, Martin Nolan, Brian Carey, Paul Ryan, Shane Quigley, Thomas Lyons, Micheal Quigley, Kevin Connolly, Evan Gleeson, Gary McMahon, Darragh Kennedy. Subs: Dylan Ryan, Patrick Coffey, Jamie Russell.
Referee: Alec McCormack
Report compiled by James Deegan