Causeway Chronicle

Millburn earn place in Shield draw after seven goal thriller

Millburn 4 Riada 3

Millburn welcomed Riada to The Crescent in the Railway Arms Steel and Sons Cup on Saturday morning.

The home side, in a rich vein of form after a great start to their league campaign, started well and took a deserved lead on eight minutes, Curtis Boreland finishing well from a wonder pass from Gordon Douglas 

On 15 minutes, another great move saw Lewis Bradley slotting home.

Riada pulled a goal back after the Millburn keeper spilled a shot in front of the on running striker to finish, and just before the break, Dylan McCloskey was put in by the impressive Gordon Douglas and McCloskey made sure with a fine goal 

Millburn started to attack again in the second half with intent and Lewis Bradley doubled his tally driving a shot below the keeper to make it 4-1 .

Riada were awarded a silly penalty to pull a goal back 4-2 and when Millburn failed to score from so many chances created, gave Riada a belief and they pulled another back from a great piece of play to make it 4-3 

Millburn hung on the last few minutes to go into the next round with a decent 4-3 win.

Millburn: 1 Jack Boreland GK, 2 Andrew Campbell, 4 Craig Caldwell, 5 Niall Honeyford C, 6 Gordon Douglas, 7 Thomas Lewis Bradley 8 Ally Law, 9 Dylan McCloskey, 10 Boreland Curtis, 11 Boreland Christopher 12 Jamie Connor Substitutions 14 Sean Doherty, 15 David Chakotay Caldwell 17 William Mcdowell 18 Curtis Campbell

Riada 1 Dean Irwin GK 2 Jason Simpson 3 Mark McFerran 4 John McClean 7 Galen Black 8 Christopher Fleming 9 Danny McMullan 10 Liam McKenna C 11 Luke Nevin 14 Christopher Blair 16 Troy Patton Substitutions 5 Wesley Clyde 6 Gareth Stewart 12 Aaron McLean 20 David Hodges

Referee: Daniel Thorne

Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Action from Millburn and Riada on Saturday morning. P:ic:Aaron McCullough
Aaron McCullough

Aaron McCullough