Ross and Calum bag hat-tricks for U9s

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SATURDAY saw Lisburn Distillery U9s complete their latest matches in the Belfast GDC.

Game one saw the boys totally dominate against a very hard working Carnmoney side and get the goals their recent performances have deserved.

In period one the Wee Whites weren’t at their best but still saw a few goals with Ross White showing a strikers instinct by twice following up when shots had hit the frame of the goal to get a couple of goals.

The introduction of Jake Donaghy was the defining moment in the game as the wee man started dictating play from midfield and his team-mates benefited with Jonathan McCullough and Bradley Ingram both getting their name on the scoresheet.

They were soon followed by Ross White who completed his hat-trick.

The goals continued to flow with the hard working Noah Kelly also forcing the ball home from close range but the move of the day ended with Jake Donaghy rattling the bar after being set up following great link-up play between Noah Kelly and Conall Cunningham.

Best in White on the day was Spencer Maxwell who was outstanding throughout be it in his usual defensive roll or when getting a rare runout in attack.

Game two was against Albion Star and the other Whites team also produced a superb display although it was somewhat marred by an indifferent second period.

The boys got off to an excellant start with Calum Ashby scoring in the game’s first attack.

Matthew Moore was a big influence on the right and once again Xander Power showed the benefit of having a left footed player in the team.

Albion came right back into the contest in the second period and were every unlucky not to pull a goal back on numerous occasions but period three saw the wee whites reassert their control with Calum Ashby completing the second hat-trick of the day for a Distillery player.

Ben Gilliland showed the determination were well used to now and Kenzie Bradley got back to his goalscoring ways forcing the ball home from close range.