Lagan Harps youth team got their Donegal Youth League campaign up and running with a 4-1 victory over a stubborn Milford United in Manor last night.
Lagan Harps 4 MIlford United 1
Three goals in the first nine minutes set Lagan up for their first three points.
Lagan got their first in the fourth minute after Josh Hay put in a good run down our left to square the ball to Dean Murray who then step to the side of the keeper before slotting the ball into the net.
The Lagan front three worked their socks off closing down everything in the Milford defence, getting their reward in the seventh minute when the won a free kick about 25 yards out.
Seimi Breslin stepped up to hit the free kick which the keeper spilled and Jack Byrne reacted quickest to double Lagans advantage.
The game seemed to have been out of reach for Milford in the ninth minute when Jack Canning’s corner was neatly finished off by Josh Hay.
Milford pulled a goal back in the 63rd minute with some neat play down the left and a fine headed goal from Liam Donnelly from the resulting cross.
Milford had a lot of possession in the second period as the Lagan boys seemed to slow down and take their foot off the gas.
In the 72nd minute Darragh Rodgers rounded off the scoring with the goal of the night a 20-yard pile driver.
A good start for the Lagan boys with Jamie O’Leary putting in a Man of the Match performance.
Lagan are on the road next week to visit Letterkeny Rovers on, while Milford host Drumkeen.