The second match of the day in the West Region finals was the under 14s final between Rossvale and Celtic Juniors. The match was set alight in the first minute when a header from a free kick was glanced in by Craig Friel. From then on the game was very even, but on the fifty-second minute Rossvale doubled their lead thanks to a header by the Captain Conor McBrearty. The game was eventually wrapped up five minutes from time when Calum Holland swung in a corner which was turned into the goal by a Celtic defender.
Rossvale stormed into the lead less than one minute into the game. They were awarded a free kick on the half way line which was placed into the box by Rob Fowler, there was some debate about who scored but it appeared that Craig Friel was the one who managed to glance a header past Matthew Boyle in the Celtic goal.
Rossvale nearly doubled their lead in the fifth minute when Conor McBrearty found himself through on goal, but, Boyle was able to turn the ball around and hit the ball out for a corner.
It was then Celtic’s turn to attack in the tenth minute. Andrew Ruoddie hit a strong shot from twenty yards out but his effort was well saved by Alan Devlin in the Rossvale goal.
A few minutes later Rossvale thought that they had put themselves two up but, after a great passing move and a good finish by Christopher McLeod, the assistant referee had his flag up and the goal did not stand.
There was only one chance the rest of the half and that fell to Rossvale five minutes before the end of the first half. A superb through ball was played by Robbie Brown towards McLeod who provided a good cross but Celtic defender Ciaran Leonard was able to clear and prevent his side conceding another before half time.
An even first half was brought to a close – both teams played well and it was anyone’s second half.