U13 supplementary cup result: Ards Academy 4 vs 5 Groomsport
Great game for the neutral this and a tale of two halves can only describe the game.
Ards started the brighter coming close twice before the deadlock was broke by Groomsport from then Groomsport kept the pressure on us and found a 2nd just before the half.
A good chat at half time and a change of shape the boys started bright but conceded early on, our boys pushed for a goal and the referee awarded us a penalty when Toby was wrestled to the ground and the penalty was converted by Jay, a defensive mistake shortly after lead to Groomsport scoring a 4th but with time left the boys stood up and dug deep a 10-15 minute spell in which Groomsport couldn't get out of there half led to another penalty being awarded and again slotted home from Jay, we scored a third goal by Ethan to bring the score to 4-3, Groomsport countered us and a mistake at the back led Groomsport to get a fifth, but almost from kick off we broke forward and Jack scored on his debut, despite our best efforts to find an equaliser it just didn't come with the Groomsport keeper making a couple of good saves.
Proud of the boys not giving up today and battling right to the end and some hard work on the training ground will get the boys ready for our next game.