Bay United were caught cold in this U12 Premier Division game on Sunday morning as they conceded three goals in the first 20 minutes through a series of mistakes which saw Cormac Whyte take advantage of defensive errors to score in the 8th and 20th minute.
Bellurgan went 0-1 ahead in the 5th minute when a shot from Aaron Crawford took a wicked deflection off a Bay defender for an own goal.
The home side never really got going in the first half and were left frustrated by the well organised Bellurgan back line of Gavin Mealy, Eoghan Woods, Philip Sharkey and Conor Conway. Solomon Olamijuon was Bay’s main threat and he was unlucky not to reduce the arrears in the 13th minute but his shot was well saved by Bellurgan keeper Cian O’Connell and in the 23rd minute Kelly Okobi fired inches wide of the Bellurgan right post.
The lively Aaron Crawford then put Bellurgan 0-4 ahead when he pounced on a loose ball in the Bay penalty area and fired home. The second-half was much better from the home side as they tried to make amends for their poor first half display.
A powerful header by Kelly Okobi was headed off the line by Bellurgan defender Conor Conway in the 6th minute.
Daniel Chong was bossing everything in midfield for Bay and his perfect through pass in the 14th minute was hammered home by Solomon Olamijuon.
Gerard Uamai then had a shot blocked on the line by Bellurgan keeper O’Connell who then produced another good save to deny a well struck effort from Olamijuon.
Gerard Uamai then created two good scoring chances but the post got in the way of his first effort and his second flashed wide of the post.
Bay deservedly scored a second goal in the 25th minute of the second half when Kluivert Okobi cut in from right wing and slotted past O’Connell.
Bellurgan nearly added a fifth when Shay Coleman’s fine header just cleared the top of the crossbar in the final minute.
Bay United: Jack Stevenson, Tiernan Nash, Matthew Ajayi, Tyler Chidugn, Kelly Okobi, Daniel Chong, Ronnick Achums, Gerard Uamai, Solomon Olamijuon, Colin Ekidigwe, Klivert Okobi, Victor Akingowon, Ola Olinjulo.
Bellurgan United: Cian O’Connell, Eoghan Woods, Philip Sharkey, Gavin Mealy, Darren Connor, Peter Lynch, Aaron Finnegan, Cormac Whyte, Aaron Crawford, Shay Coleman, Conor Conway, Luke O’Hanlon.