Our Under-16 football team progressed into the Quarterfinals of the NI Cup today after a hard fought 2-0 victory over Rathmore Grammar School. Lisneal started strongly and looked threatening. Gradually Rathmore settled into the game and started to assert a physical dominance which broke the rhythm of Lisneal’s football. At full-time the teams couldn’t be separated, meaning extra-time before a potential penalty shoot-out. With momentum swinging in our favour we grabbed the game scoring 2 quick goals to proceed with a 2-0 victory. Reece Schmid and Jack Curran got the goals but every player played a huge role, with some fine saves made by Aaron Buchanan at key moments.
The next round brings an away trip to Belfast where we play St. Malachy’s College.