Mexican outfit Club America laid down a marker on Monday afternoon at the Warren as they defeated a resolute Otago at the Warren in the Premier section.
County Armagh Premiers got their SuperCupNI campaign underway with a 2-0 defeat to Californian regulars Strikers FC at a sun-kissed Warren Recreation Grounds in Portstewart.
Double winner Keith Gillespie reckons his former club Manchester United will continue to be a force at the SuperCupNI.
It was a case of so close but so far for County Londonderry’s Junior side last summer at the SuperCupNI.
Over the last number of years, County Antrim have been leading the way for the Northern Irish teams at the SuperCup NI.
It was a case of déjà vu for the County Armagh Juniors at last Tuesday’s SuperCupNI 2017 draw.
County Tyrone’s Premier side will face a tough test of their credentials at SuperCupNI 2017 as they take on the champions of 2015 and 2016 in the qualifying stages.
Derby matches are always hotly anticipated in any sport and for the Down Junior side, they will be licking their lips at a chance to go toe to toe with fierce rivals Antrim at SuperCupNI 2017.
There was a lull in proceedings following the SuperCupNI 2017 Junior draw as the gathered audience quickly scanned the screen to see which Northern Irish team had landed the plum draw of the returning Manchester United.
Chilean side O’Higgins will hope to become only the second team in the history of the competition to reclaim the Premier crown.
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Newcastle United are heading back to the Premier League and boss Rafa Benitez has signed off on a Magpies return to the SuperCupNI.
O’Higgins from Chile took on Scottish side Hibernian in the Supercup NI final of the Premier section at a sunny Ballymena Showgrounds
Right to Dream finished their campaign with a comprehensive defeat of Real Sociedad in the final of the Premier Bowl tournament in Broughshane on Friday afternoon.
County Antrim secured 3rd place in this year’s competition with a resounding victory over a County Down side who just ran out of steam, but can be extremely proud of their exploits over the past week.
Brazil’s Osasco Audax met Lusaka Academy of Zambia in the 2016 Premier Section Globe Final.
An entertaining game at the Riada Stadium, Ballymoney saw Lusaka reach the final of the Super Cup NI Globe competition, after a nailbiting penalty shootout win over Newcastle United.
The game started with a ferocious pace. A well struck shot from a Hibs player was superbly saved by Down keeper Matthew Davidson. Then after a dodgy moment in the Down defence Fraser Murray almost put the Scottish outfit in front, but he was smothered by Davidson. Then soon after, Down almost opened the scoring themselves, Niall Cassidy’s header looping agonisingly over the bar. Hibs then broke in numbers but Gullan was hauled down in the attacking third before seeing his dead ball effort drift wide. Hibs clearly settled quicker and Down were limited to shots from distance. None of which troubled Jordan Brown in the Hibs goal. There were limited clear cut chances in the half with neither side being able to get the ball down and dictate the play. As the half drew to a close Down were finishing it the strongest. Some neat play on the edge of the box seen a ball slipped through the defence but the attacker was offside. Then Hibs went in front. Some nice trickery down the right flank seen Gallantes fouled by Calderwood. Gullan missed the penalty but the rebound was hammered home by Callum Donaldson. Down were looking for a swift response and almost got it but Aaron Devlin’s shot sailed over.
Brazilian outfit Osasco laboured to a 1-0 win over Ichinfuna in what proved to be a relatively tame affair on a breezy Thursday evening in Broughshane.
Vendee dispatched of Alset Colombia in a convincing fashion to earn their first win of the Salver tournament in Clough on Thursday afternoon.
Right to Dream got the ball down from the off and began to produce some slick passing football. Ponte Preta struggled to get on the ball in the early stages and this proved costly as Kamal Sowah put the Ghanaians in front with a cool post and in finish. From there on in it was all one way traffic as Right to Dream pushed for a second. Some neat play from Danso provided Antwi with the chance to cross but his effort failed to put the Brazilian defence under any pressure. As Ponte Preta tried to find their feet in the game, the won a free kick in midfield. After taking it quickly a shot from distance sailed over the bar. It wasn’t long before Right to Dream broke the Ponte Preta defence down again when Boahene lashed the ball home from close range. But it was game of soon after, some great hold up play by Wallison allowed Mateus to run from deep and stroke the ball home to make it 2-1. The game went quiet after that, the only notable attempt on goal was a Brazilian free kick from 30 yards out, the ball again sailing over the bar. Wallison should have made it 2-2 when he found himself one on one with the keeper but he dragged his effort wide. Right to Dream thought they had made it 3-1 when Caboclo’s diving header found the back of the net but he was ruled offside by the linesman.
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Real Sociedad eased their way into the Premier Bowl final after a comfortable 3-0 victory over American side, Strikers. The Spanish outfit were on top from the first whistle, with captain Jon Ander Olasagasti pulling the strings in midfield.
Co Fermanagh were left to rue missed opportunities as a 10- man Right to Dream side clung on to win their first match of the tournament at Broughshane.