THREE Lurgan Town sides were in youth action last weekend.
LURGAN Town under 15s secured a single-goal league success over Banbridge thanks to Curtis Cassells’ second-half strike.
Cian Murtagh proved impressive as stand-in goalkeeper, with Lurgan Town strong in midfield thanks to Shane Russell, Nathaniel Ferris and Patrick McPartland.
Dylan Hoy had one goal ruled out before a Ferris effort bounced off the post.
Neil Allen and Sidenei Tavares worked hard off the sidelines before Kevin McAlinden forced the Banbridge goalkeeper into a superb save.
Cassells’ match-winning moment arrived off a penalty kick.
LURGAN Town under 14s enjoyed a 5-0 success over Armagh under 13s on Saturday.
The Mid-Ulster Youth League Shield quarter-final tie featured impressive passages of play.
Emmet Lavery and Ryan Lewsley combined to set up Conor Turbitt for the first goal.
Lewsley then scored at the second time of asking following strong play initially by Criostan McAreavey.
Padraig Magee proved a threat on the left wing after the interval before Lewsley found McAreavey for number three.
Chris McConville - a Lurgan Town centre-back - stepped in to cut short one Armagh attack before driving forward and firing in from distance. A save was made but Lewsley slotted home the loose ball.
Matthew Andrews, also a centre-back, displayed clever control to create space and find Lewsley for the latter’s third hat-trick of the campaign.
LURGAN Town under 13s grabbed goals thanks to Luke Nelson and Nathan Stewart last weekend against Dungannon Youth.
The under 14s’ League Cup tie finished 5-2 in the favour of Dungannon Youth.
Brett Smyth, Stuart Hoy and Sam Lawther picked up special praise from the Lurgan Town coaching staff.
LURGAN TOWN: Stuart Hoy, Jonny Russell, Timmy Millen, Brett Smyth, Ryan Upton, Jack O’Neill, Jason Benson, Adam Craig, James Willis, Morgan Quinn, Sam Lawther,
Adam Hall, Nathan Stewart, Luke Nelson.