Coleraine XI (A)

1st Team
Friendly
Mon 1st Aug - 7:30pm
W
3-0
Sands
Barr
Laughlin
Coleraine XI 0-3 Wakehurst
 
Wakehurst made the trip north tonight to face a Coleraine XI at the University of Ulster featuring first team players Michael Doherty, Brad Lyons, Ruaidhri Higgins and Ian Parkhill.
 
After a relatively open period, Wakehurst took control of the game and opened the scoring just prior to the half hour mark as Zach Barr picked up the ball and drove in to space on the left and fired a terrific ball in to the box which was met on the volley by Ryan Sands who found the top corner for his maiden goal for the club.
 
One became two when Barr this time was the scorer - also his first for the club - and finished well between the goalkeeper’s legs from just inside the box before a collision with the Coleraine defender and goalkeeper saw the big man taken to hospital via ambulance with a suspected concussion.
 
Half Time: Coleraine XI 0-2 Wakehurst
 
The second half was mainly a competitive affair with both teams having chances and Andy Findlay was on top form as usual in the ‘Hurst goal when called upon against his parent club while the back four of Andy Millar, Conor Ross, Kurtis McCartney and the evergreen Roy Colville nullified the threat of the Bannsiders’ front men.
 
Wakehurst added a third when a bit of pinball around the penalty area resulted in the ball landing to Andy Laughlin who finished well on his right foot to complete the scoring and end the game as a contest.

A very good performance all round from the lads and sets us up nicely for Saturday's trip to Barn United.
 
Starting Team: Andy Findlay, Andy Millar, Conor Ross, Roy Colville, Kurtis McCartney, Ryan Sands, Andy Laughlin, Ryan Bamber (C), Conor Gregg, Zach Barr, Stewart Nixon.
 
Substitutes: Dean Adams (GK), Aaran Weir, David Johnston, John Alexander.