Youth result Portlaw 3 Mooncoin 4

A short spin across the water to our neighbours in Portlaw for today’s league game saw us come away with 3pts in a below par display from this fantastic group of players .
We opened the scoring with virtually our first attack after 20 minutes when Dan Cleary swung in a corner towards the back post and Dylan Harrington was on hand to tap into the bottom corner.
Goal number two followed shortly after when Lee Tracey beat the full back and clipped the ball into the box for Daniel Fewer Ward to head home from
10 yards.
A number of chances went astray during the remainder of the half and to be honest we should’ve had one or two more going in at half time.
The performance improved for the opening minutes of the second half as we worked tirelessly to close out the game . We increased our lead just before the hour mark when a neat passing move from back to front fell to Lee , who drew the keeper from his line before passing to Daniel for an easy finish .
Portlaw responded when our concentration levels dropped and fired home two goals in quick succession .
The home team had the wind in their sails for the remainder of the game and made it extremely difficult for us to get up the pitch . A rare attack at this stage made it’s way into the opposition penalty area and Dan was in the right place to finish for his hatrick.
The home side fired in their third within minutes when some sloppy play on our part gifted them the opportunity.
The last 10 minutes was a backs to the wall display ,but we held out for the 4-3 win .
Disappointing performance but we’ll take the 3pts to keep us in touch near the top of the table.