Title hopefuls too hot to handle

Dungannon U12s 3

Glenavon U12s 0

GLENAVON Under-12s came unstuck against title-chasing Dungannon in last Wednesday night’s rearranged National League clash.

There was no doubt the home side deserved their win, although they had to wait until the closing stages to secure the points with a late double.

Dungannon bossed the first half, seizing control of the midfield to leave the Lurgan Blues on the back foot.

It was no great surprise when they cut through on the left to open the scoring after 14 minutes, a clinical finish giving keeper Paul Flynn no chance.

Paul, however, came to his side’s rescue eight minutes later with a fine save after Dungannon were awarded a penalty.

In the second half, while Dungannon remained the better side, Glenavon came into the game more and while the deficit was only one goal they always had a chance of snatching something.

But they struggled to get bodies forward to create anything in the final third and, seven minutes from time, an angled shot from the left into the far corner sealed the points for Dungannon.

In the last minute the home side added a third with a powerful strike from the edge of the box.

This was a difficult evening for the local lads which showed them the standard they have to aspire to if they are to make an impact at this level.

Glenavon: Paul Flynn, Ryan Ferris, Conor Molloy, Danny Magill, Adam Clarke, Ordhan Connolly, Daire Donnelly, Ruairi McDonald, James Mahaffy, Conor Weir, Callum Ferris, Matty Swann, Ryan Harbinson, Josh McClune.