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Midway U16s go undefeated

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Midway U16s go undefeated thumbnailMidway United U16 squad that won the Deluxe Group Mid-Ulster Premiership U16 League:

MIDWAY United U16s have matched Arsenal's record of becoming undefeated league champions.
The young side started the season out very well and in September alone they played five league games and came away with five wins to set themselves up for an excellent League run.
In October they played four league games winning three and drawing with our local rivals (and league winners from 2016/2017) 1-1.
Come November they played three league cup games, drawing two and winning one, although the highlight of the month was their 1st round game in the Northern Ireland Boys Cup (NIBFA Cup) which saw the side drawn away to Ards Rangers FC at their home ground in Newtonards.
An excellent day was had by all and saw Midway come away with a deserved 3-1 win to the established Belfast team.
Coaches Stephen Ferris and John Cassidy said: "March saw us play two double headers, with the 1st being in the Knockout Cup quarter final/which doubled as a league game, we won 3-0 to progress in the Knockout Cup but also to extend our unbeaten record in the league.
“With our next game the 2nd of our double headers pitting us against a much changed Ardstraw team, with the score 0-0 after normal time [thus earning a point in the league to extend our unbeaten record] we in most eyes were unfairly done by a penalty decision in the final minute of extra time thus putting us out of the Knockout Cup.
“To drop the heads at this point after such a cruel loss would have been expected by any team, though it showed the courage and togetherness within the squad to pick ourselves up and earn a hard fought 1-1 draw in the League to end March on a high and head into April with only five league games left and Midway top of the table, although we were being chased."
With April kicking off Midway had five league games to go and with Annagh United closing in the young side went about their business and won four games to set up an end of season clash away to Annagh United.
After a tense first half Midway settled more in the second half and their pressure showed with a wonderful strike by Steven Jennings was quickly followed by Jack Lennon with a low finish.
There were great celebrations across the field following their 2-1 win.
“A big massive thank you to every parent after a long season of driving and for their support over the last two seasons it is very much appreciated," added Stephen and John.

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