Coleraine U20 2-5 Glentoran U20
Glentoran 20s bounced back and got their season up and running this evening with three well earned points in Coleraine.
Cricky Gallagher opened the scoring with a sweet curling finish from 20 yards before James McCarthy powered in a header from a pin point Charlie Lindsay free kick.
Coleraine pulled the game back to 2-1 from the penalty spot but minutes later McCarthy was on the mark again, this time from a corner with a back post header for 3-1
On the stroke of half time Coleraine put the game back in the melting pot with a fine finish from a sweeping move for 3-2.
Coleraine started strongly in the second half but against the run of play Matty Lusty cut in from the right and fired in a super finish for 4-2.
That turned the game back in Glentoran's favour again and James McCarthy added his third and Glentoran's fifth with a scrambled finish for his first hat-trick at any level in a Glentoran shirt.
Scorers: James McCarthy (3), Cricky Gallagher, Matt Lusty
Man of the Match: James McCarthy
Team; 1. Paul McLaughlin 2. Jake Wallace 3. Corai Quinn 4. Jake White 5. James McCarthy 6. Cricky Gallagher 7. Matthew Lusty 8. Caolan McBride 9. Benji Magee 10. Charlie Lindsay 11. Seamus Duffy
Subs: 12. Jamie McDonnell (for McBride 55) 13. Matthew Willis (for Lusty 60) 14. Bailie Hoy (for Wallace 60)