Wallace retain the Burney Cup

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Wallace High School have retained the Burney Cup with the winning goal coming just 20 seconds before the final whistle.

Ryan Getty grabbed the winner late in the match, to seal the win over Banbridge Academy.

In a thrilling final at Comber Road, which boasted the same line-up as the 2014 final - which Wallace also won with a late winner - it took until the end of the match for the sides to be separated.

In an all action first 35 minutes, it was Banbridge Academy who opened the scoring, with Jake Rowe converting an unstoppable short corner for the Academy after two minutes.

Wallace tried to hit back straight away, with Captain Sean Murray having a short corner brilliantly saved by Academy keeper Luke Roleston.

On 13 minutes Wallace got the equaliser they were searching for when Ryan Getty slammed home the rebound from a short corner to make it 1-1.

Wallace’s Andrew O’Hare gave his side the lead on 20 minutes, firing home to give the holders a 2-1 lead.

The Academy, however, are a force to be reckoned with and Johnny McKee brought the scores level once again on 26 minutes when he won a short corner with close control and converted into the top corner to level for the Academy 2-2.

The second half saw both sides have chances, but they were unable to add to the scoreline.

Wallace missed a couple of short corners, whilst the Academy had a couple of chances, but it looked like extra time was looming.

However, with just seconds left on the clock, Ryan Getty ensured his side retained the Cup, as he grabbed his second - and the winner - with a tap-in from a cross into the area.