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Trojans are hit for six as Wolves show their class at Foyle Cup


Taking aim: Inishowen’s Devon McCarron attempts to get a shot on goal during the Under-12 quarter-final
Taking aim: Inishowen’s Devon McCarron attempts to get a shot on goal during the Under-12 quarter-final

By Jade Lyons

English Premier League club Wolves' Under-13s proved too strong for Derry side Trojans in their group decider at the O'Neills Foyle Cup, running out 6-1 winners.

Wolves opened the scoring on 16 minutes when a corner from the right saw Nathan Fraser climb high to head home.

It was two just minutes later, this time coming through an unfortunate own goal from Trojans full-back Callum Dunlop.

Two minutes later, the visitors were awarded a penalty that Usman Khan hammered home to leave the half-time score 3-0.

The Wolves were at the door early in the second half and a run from midfield saw Temple Ojinakka get on the scoreboard, followed by a fifth from Keegan Redfearn.

Trojans full-back Dunlop made up for his earlier own goal by neatly dispatching past Wolves goalkeeper Luke Armstrong.

The English side sealed a comprehensive victory with a goal in the closing minute to run out 6-1 winners.

They surely must be one of the favourites to take this year's O'Neills Foyle Cup Under-13 trophy back to Molineux.

Scottish club Dundee, meanwhile, had a 7-2 victory over Limavady in the Under-12 semi-finals at Oakland Park.

Some sloppy defending saw the Scottish side's Rhys Walker, Greg Petrie and striker Reece Kerrigan put their team into a commanding 3-0 lead.

Limavady managed to reduce the deficit through Callum McDaid's looping free-kick.

Further scores, however, from Dundee's Alan Domeracki and a penalty from Kerrigan left it 5-1 at half-time.

Two second-half Dundee goals were followed by another superbly hit free-kick from the boot of McDaid but this was little consolation to the Limavady side as the game finished 7-2.

Elsewhere, Inishowen overcame Top of the Hill thanks to a late penalty and booked a place in today's Under-12 semi-finals.

The hero was Cian Sharkey, who tucked away the spot-kick.

The game was slow coming to life in the first half with both sides probing for gaps and chances were at a premium with the best being a long-range shot from Hill's Jack McCarron, which just crept over the crossbar.

Top of the Hill took an early lead minutes into the second half when Taidgh Coyle broke through the centre to score.

The Inishowen equaliser came midway through the half when a break on the right saw the ball break to Stephen McBride ,who calmly controlled and tucked into the bottom corner.

Sharkey then struck the decisive penalty to put the Inishowen side through to today's semi-final.

The standouts for Inishowen were goalkeeper Oisin Cooney and centre-back Devon McCarron, while Hill's best performances came from Somhairle McFadden and Oran Donnelly.

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