Pre-Season Friendly Match Report: Ballynahinch United 5 – 2 Bloomfield

Ballynahinch United played Bloomfield on Saturday in an entertaining fixture. In the starting line up we had 16 year olds Alex Burtney and Jack Davis and manager Keith Hamilton can only be delighted with their contribution.

We got off to a terrible start when we conceded with a ball over the top in the opening minutes that was well finished by the visiting forward.

From that moment on United took control and started to play some free flowing football, driven on by the impressive partnership of Kennedy and Tate, who bossed the game all day long. It was 1-1 when Cheevers got on the end of a flowing move to finish well. United took the lead a few minutes later when the impressive Cheevers doubled his tally from a Kelly cross.

The second half started with the introduction of 17 year old Scott Cheevers who had a very impressive debut linking beautifully with brother Aaron to keep the visiting defence on edge. It wasn’t long until Aaron completed his hat-trick with a neat finish.

It was 4-1 to United midway through the second half when a lovely move fell into the stride of Jordan Kennedy, who took 2 touches and rifled the ball past the keeper from the edge of the box.

The 5th goal came from another 16 year old when Craig Tate took the ball down and beat the keeper impressively.

One of the highlights of the day was when Adam Herron made his comeback from injury after over a year out and he looked like he was never away.

With 8 first team regulars missing Keith Hamilton will have plenty of choices to make before the season starts.