TYRONE Junior boss Martin ‘Hen’ Gallagher said he was extremely proud of his young players following last night’s 1-1 against the mighty Manchester United at Ballymoney’s Riada Stadium.
As expected United dominated and lead through Daniel Kavanagh’s early second half strike.
But Tyrone refused to throw in the towel and after Cameron Crook was impeded in the box Padraig Lynch netted from the penalty spot to earn Gallagher’s boys a share of the spoils.
That result followed an opening day victory over Bracknell Town and later today (Wednesday) the under-15s face Chilean outfit Colina needing a win to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the main SuperCupNI competition.
Last night Sion man Gallagher was wearing the smile of a Cheshire cat after his young guns had held the next generation of United superstars.
“I’m proud of the boys they put in 110% effort and battled hard against a very good United side with some very gifted players,” he said.
“I thought we worked hard enough to deserve the draw, we were under the cosh a lot.
“We watched them the previous night, we knew they’d cut inside nearly all the time so we cut off the feed and overall we are still in with a chance of winning the SuperCupNI.
“If we get a result against Colina then who knows. The players were very disciplined tonight.”
The Colina game is in Ahoghill at 4pm while the Premier side face Celtic at the Coleraine showgrounds at 6.15pm.