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25 July 2022



25 July 2022

Northern Irishman nets on his return to his home nation

- Conor Falls speaks after B Team’s 4-2 win at Loughgall
- Northern Ireland Under-19 international happy to score
- Coleraine next up for the B Team on Wednesday

B Team forward Conor Falls was delighted to score in his home country as he netted in the Young Terriers’ 4-2 victory over Loughgall FC at Lakeview Park on Monday night.

Falls put his side into a two-goal lead after clever movement saw him beat his man before finding the bottom corner with the help of a slight deflection.

And the Northern Ireland Under-19 international was not only happy to get on the scoresheet, but with the B Team’s cohesive display.

“I thought the lads put in a great shift throughout the whole game and we worked well together and did what was asked of us by the coaches,” he said. “There are still things to work on like with set-pieces so we will take that into the next game and the season.

“It was a tough challenge, and they were very physical, and the pitch was very tight, so it made it a physical contest, but we felt that we dealt with it very well.

“I thought we showed our class with our finishing, especially with Brahima [Diarra] with two great finishes and it showed good character from us to carry on in the game.

“We stayed well together as a team, especially in the second half where we just had to get our goals and get the win.

“I was very happy to get my first goal of pre-season and hopefully, I can get many more going into the season.

“I just controlled it and knew that there was space in behind, so I quickly turned and got the shot off early and fortunately, it went into the back of the net.

“I was delighted to score it and throughout I tried to do those sharp movements in behind to help the team and thankfully, I was able to do that in the end.

“I had some family over, so it was great to score in front of them and it was a proud moment for me and my family.”

The Young Terriers will now have a training session at Loughgall on Tuesday morning and face Coleraine on Wednesday night before heading back home on Thursday.

Falls explained that it is good for the side to experience different surroundings - even when they are be familiar to himself!

He added: “It is good to come back home and show the lads where I am from, so it is good to have a pre-season and a summer elsewhere and experience something different with the lads.

“It pushes us out of our comfort zone in playing in different conditions against different styles of play and I thought we did that well today and hopefully, we can continue that on Wednesday.

“I am hoping to work really hard and get my fitness back to a high standard and hopefully play really well and add a few more goals whilst I am here.”

You can follow updates from the B Team’s trip to Northern Ireland on the dedicated Twitter account, @htafcacademy!

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