Our undefeated Junior Footballers stepped out in a Mid Ulster Cup quarter final today versus St Patrick’s academy Dungannon. A real David versus Goliath pairing, as our opponents with a school population of approximately 1900 pupils and more trialists in year 10 than we have footballers in our school faced up to Brownlows 14 man squad comprised of years 8, 9 and 10’s and our boys didn’t let us down.
With true Brownlow grit and determination they fought for every minute, every break and every ball. Not fazed by an early injury to our main striker Yazen, who scored the winning goal to take us through to this stage, the boys valiantly battled on. It is said in sport that you win or you learn and this was evident today.
Two nil down against a classy opponent could have seen other teams fall apart but Brownlow regrouped at half time, springing fresh legs from the bench and learning from our mistakes. A brave and resolute second half saw the game end three nil to the deserved winners St. Pats Academy but no loss of pride for the Brownlow junior team.
The proud coaches said at the end of the game, “this may be our first defeat this season, but its by far our best performance”.
Brownlow left the Joe Mc Aree stadium in Dungannon without the win but with many lessons to be learnt and further experience that will only improve us as a team as our season progresses. We look forward to the continuation of the league fixtures.