Coagh United (A)

1st Team
B.P.L.
Sat 15th Oct - 2:00pm
W
4-1
Nixon
Nixon
Barr
Laughlin
Coagh United 1-4 Wakehurst FC 
 
Wakehurst continued their superb start to the 2016 season against fellow unbeaten challengers Coagh by putting in a very mature performance for such a young side.
 
The game started as expected at a frantic pace with 'Hurst not giving the home team any time on the ball. On the 10th minute, Peter McClure hit a super 50 yard pass out to the right wing where Aaran Weir beat his marker and whipped in a dangerous cross for Nixon to hammer it past the home goalkeeper to give Wakehurst the lead their pressure deserved. 
 
On the 23rd minute, Andy Laughlin was played down the left wing by Corey Price, who cut the ball back for Nixon to beat the keeper for his ninth goal in ten games before Zach Barr had a fine header cleared off the line from a McCartney corner on the 37th minute.
 
Half Time: Coagh United 0-2 Wakehurst FC 
 
Wakehurst continued in the second half where they left off in the first by causing Coagh all kinds of headaches. 
 
The midfield partnership of Bamber and Laughlin were dominating in the middle of the park and it was Laughlin who sent Barr through on goal who hit a thunderous strike underneath the body of the Coagh keeper, giving him no chance for his second goal in two games on the 64th minute.
 
Barr was involved again in the fourth goal, after dispossessing the centre back, he slipped Andy Laughlin in on goal who rounded the keeper to make it 4-0.
 
Substitute Jonny Dallas was unlucky after being played through on goal only to see his effort go just wide and on the 89th minute, Coagh scored after a corner fell at the back post area where they hit it first time to score but it was too late to have any impact on a game where Wakehurst dominated from start to finish.
 
Manager Adams said, I'm extremely proud of all the young players after a very hard working performance against a much older and experienced team. We've opened up a 4 point gap at the top and it most definitely is the best position to be in but it's early days", he finished.
 
Next Saturday the team get to test themselves against Irish League opposition when they travel to Wilgar Park to take on Dundela in the third round of the Intermediate Cup with a 1:30pm kick off.
 
Team: Findlay, McCartney, McClure, Ross, Millar, Bamber (75), Laughlin, Weir, Price (71), Barr, Nixon (79)
 
Subs: Dallas (71), Gilchrist  (79), Swann (75)