County Armagh v Right to Dream – Junior Section Match Report

Jul 29, 2015 | Junior Section | 0 comments

They scored 14 goals in their first two fixtures, but Ghana’s Right to Dream couldn’t find a way through the County Armagh defence in a scoreless draw.

The Coleraine Showgrounds was packed on a sunny afternoon and the crowd were treated to an interesting spectacle between two talented sides. Right to Dream started the brighter with Sammed Bawa looking dangerous, but the Armagh defence was not to be unlocked. The best chance of the first half came after 30 minutes when Bawa found Kelvin Boateng in acres of space, but his shot was superbly saved by the Armagh goalkeeper. On the stroke of half-time the African side had another good opportunity and showing their skills with some intricate play but Armagh’s Daniel McKeown put in a fine tackle to stop the danger.

McKeown was called in action again early in the second half when a long ball found Right to Dream’s Emmanuel Bam in space. He beat one man before being halted in his tracks by McKeown. The tide then started to turn as Armagh created a few chances of their own. Mark Lucas won a free-kick on the edge of the African box that was whipped in but Tom Weir couldn’t find the target from the edge of the area. The introduction of the lively Alberto Almanzar caused problems for the African defence, and he found himself in space on the left flank with around 10 minutes to go, but before he could get a shot away a fine tackle came in from Gideon Mensah.

A late effort from Right to Dream’s King Baidoo was shot over the bar, and the match ended 0-0. Armagh will be proud of their efforts against the much fancied side, and both sides will await the outcome of other fixtures before knowing their final standings in the Junior table.