Whiteside scores Double in NI Win!
His surname is one of the most famous in Northern Ireland football history...
His surname is one of the most famous in Northern Ireland football history.
But young Coleraine striker Andrew Whiteside wasn't even born when Norman Whiteside made his final appearance for the men in green.
Andy proved so handy for Declan Devine's Northern Ireland team as he scored twice to help them sink Manchester United and secure the inaugural Dale Farm Milk Cup U-13 title.
Northern Ireland ran out 5-1 winners in Saturday night's final at Coleraine Showgrounds while watching Irish FA Elite performance director Jim Magilton was impressed with the overall performance of the squad.
For young Whiteside, Coleraine Academy's U-13 golden boot winner last season, it was a Roy of the Rovers night as he sparkled in the decider.
Christopher Conn and Ethan Galbraith also scored in a game that saw United take the lead through James Garner and concede an own goal later on.
On their way to the final Northern Ireland defeated Partick Thistle 8-0 and North Dublin Schools 2-1.
In addition to title sponsors Dale Farm, Northern Ireland’s largest dairy company, the Dale Farm Milk Cup is supported by the five Council areas of Coleraine, Ballymena, Ballymoney and Limavady Borough Councils and Derry City Council, Northern Ireland Tourist Board, apparel sponsors Legea, the Sun newspaper and Dawson Whyte Insurance with BBC Sport NI as broadcast partners.
Note for editors
Dale Farm is part of the United Dairy Farmers Group, a UK dairy farmer co-operative owned by over 1,600 dairy farmers who supply it with fresh milk. Dale Farm has operations throughout the UK and Ireland producing and distributing a wide range of dairy products which it sells across the UK and Ireland as well as exporting to over 45 countries worldwide.