Foyle Cup: Northern lights hit goal trail
Despite the incessant rain, the Foyle Cup tournament continued in Londonderry yesterday with four sides booking their spots in the Under-16 quarter-finals.
North East Counties Schoolboy League won Section A on goal difference from Newhill of Belfast thanks to a 5-0 win over Bertie Peacock Youth League in their final game.
St Kevin's Boys won a tight game against hosts Derry & District in a game at Oakland to take Section B.
Inishowen Academy took Section C after three unbeaten games and finished on seven points.
In Section D, Armagh City pipped ANB Soccer by a single goal and now play favourites QPR at Ardmore at 3pm.
Dungannon United beat Ramapo Valley 2-0 to take Section E ahead of them.
In Section F, Shankill Youth are also unbeaten and now play Hull City at Oakland.
In the Under 19's North West clubs continue to dominate. A mouth watering lineup of semi-finals are taking place tonight at 7pm. Derry City (holders) play Arklow Town at Brandywell Showgrounds and Finn Harps play Institute at Riverside Stadium. All four teams are unbeaten to date.
At Under-14 Aspire Academy continue to show they have travelled to Ireland to win with another impressive win, this time 2-0 over Enniskillen Rangers.
Holders Celtic FC marched on towards a second final with a 2-0 win over St Kevin’s Boys thanks to goals from Jason McGrath and Dean O'Halloran.
Opposition will probably come from Scottish side Hearts who won 3-0 against East Donegal YL.
In an all Irish clash Shankill Youth overcame Ballinamallard 2-0 in a tight game to set up a group decider with the impressive CET side from Barcelona who had a comfortable win against Coleraine yesterday.
Other results saw Top of the Hill Celtic defeat Ballymoney United 4-1 with goals from Ciaran Quigley, Ciaran Moore, Sean McGilloway and John Meenan. Cian Hirrell hit a brace for Inishowen Youth League in their 3-0 win over Carnbane Youth League.
At Under-12, Dungannon United continue their impressive form and now have double figures scored in their first two games. Hosts Derry & District are also on maximum points following a 3-0 win over Belfast & District.
Another impressive team with two wins and double figures scored is Dublin side Lucan United and they now have a group decider against Letterkenny & District who beat Newry City.