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Under 18s Edge Closer To League Title Apr 17, 2018

Warrenpoint Town’s Under 18s are now just one game away from securing their second NIBFA National League First Division title in a row. A 7-0 demolition of Ballymoney in Crumlin on Friday night set up a league decider versus Loughgall in two week’s time.

From the outset, the Point lads dominated the game with Andy Fox getting two early goals. Both came on the back of crosses from the right wing from Matthew Henning, with Fox working a yard for himself to fire into the right-hand corner beyond Corey McVicker in the Ballymoney goal. The Seasiders increased their tally, through two Tiernan Saul goals, the first on the back of an clinical midfield pass from Liam Mathers, and the second a powerful header following Mathers’ cross from the left wing.

The Point’s scoring tally was completed by the ever-impressive James Magowan, notching a hat-trick from his central midfield berth. His first came from a corner, where he got in front of his marker to flick the ball past the Ballymoney keeper at the near post. When Ethan Copes’ shot was parried by goalkeeper McVicker, Magowan reacted quickest to thump home his second. Magowan’s tally was complete when he timed his run to meet a cut-back from the left-hand bye-line following good work by Ethan Power.

Silverware is at stake in both of Warrenpoint’s final two games of the season – the league finale v Loughgall in Brownstown, Portadown on 27 April and the National League Cup final v. Coleraine in Cookstown on 12 May. The Seasiders will be hoping that they can deliver on both counts.

Man of the match was Liam Mather (pictured below)