Celtic Bhoys 0 Rossglass 0 (Rossglass won 0-2 on pens)
The U-17 Celtic Bhoys faced Rossglass County is the cup semi-final at Dunleath Park on Saturday and it turned out to be a memorable day for young Dale Hutson of Rossgalss who played a stormer for his team. He had an outstanding game while marking the dangerous Celtic forward Jamie Kelly.
As Rossglass plied a number of very effective attacks against Celtic Bhoys, it was Rossglass defenders Robbie Hagen and Eamonn Vaughn who helped keep the ball out of their net with keeper Ryan Vaughn having a superb game on form handling the ball well. Rossglass had been quite resolute throughout.
The teams drew after full time and it was down to penalties. Rossglass keeper Ryan Vaughn saved four shots taken by Celtic Bhoys and it was AJ delaney and Cathal Sloan who slotted the ball into the Celtic net to put them deservedly in the final against Tollymore. Captain Eamon Vaughan missed his shot adding to the drama.
The final is on May 21st and this will be a stiff challenge for the Rossglass team who did well to overcome a strong Celtic outfit. Tollymore are a well disciplined and well trained team and will be no push-overs. But Rossglass have battled well through the season showing they are a team to be reckoned with. This match could be the highlight of the DYFL for the season. Manager Vincent Perry was delighted with his team reaching the final and winning 0-2 on penalties.
Some of the young Rossglass stars will no doubt be looking for places in senior teams and local managers will be eyeing them up on the day.