May 03 2017 12:50:32.
By Colin Duff
De La Salle Devils were the Under 9's Tornadoes opponents in the semi-final of the Challenge Cup. Straight from the kick-off De La Salle put Beechy under pressure and the Tornadoes tactic of casually playing the ball out of defence was always risky. De La Salle took a two goal lead into the second half but the Tornadoes had a number of attempts to equalise. Efforts hit both post and crossbar but eventually after great link-up play between Ellis O'Brien-Walsh and Finley Fairhurst the latter scored was proved to be United's consolation goal. Receiving the Best Player Accolade was Freddie Wardle.