BALLINASLOE TOWN AFC MATCH REPORTS 2019/20
U12 SFAI cup - 2nd rd 28th September 2019
Arrow Harps 3-2 Ballinasloe Town
Our U12 team made the long journey to Riverstown, Sligo to play Arrow Harps in the 2nd round of the SFAI cup. The lads settled into the game well and took the lead after 15 minutes through a wonderful 30 yard freekick from Cillian McPhilips. Arrow Harps responded quickly with a well taken equaliser. Both sides went in level at the break.
Arrow started the better in the 2nd half and took the lead. Our lads pushed for an equaliser but couldn't find a way past the well organised Arrow defence. With us pushing for a goal, Arrow broke and scored a 3rd. The lads never gave up and pulled a well worked goal back through Ryan Kennedy. The clock was against us and thats how the game finished.
Great effort from the lads who are improving each week and now look forward to the start of the ADSL. Thanks to the kids and parents for traveling. Best of luck to Arrow Harps in the next round.
North West Cup 14th September 2019
Ballinasloe Town u11's made the long journey down to Sligo, to take part in the North West Cup, this was a big step up for these lads as this tournament is at an u12 level. Even with a slow start in the first two games losing the second game from a last minute penalty the lads eventuality settled in the next game winning 4-0 with a very strong performance. Lying in second place with one game to play it was do or die unfortunately going down 1 nil it wasn't to be and we had to settle for a fourth place place off. After a cracking game again ending 1-1 it went to the dreaded penalty shootout with Ballinasloe Town coming out on top with our goalkeeker TJ Fallon scoring the last penalty and winning 3-2 to round off an exciting day of soccer. Thanks to all the players, parents, and coaches for a fantastic day.