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Monday 01 Aug 2016
Cerebral Palsy team qualify for the CP World Championship Finals

The Northern Ireland Cerebral Palsy team have qualified for the CP World Championship Finals after a convincing 6-0 win over Germany at Vejen Idrætscenter, Denmark on Sunday 31st July.

Northern Ireland dominated the game with goals from Conor Lewsley (3), Daniel Leavy (2) and Harry Cheeseman ensuring the side progressed to the World Championships.

Northern Ireland dominated from the start with aggressive pressing and quality in possession, several chances came and went with Jordan Walker in particular testing the Germany goalkeeper with rasping drives from distance.

The deadlock was broken on 17 minutes when Conor Lewsley powered a header in from six yards from a Cormac Birt corner. Just three minutes later the lead was doubled when captain David Leavy let fly from 25 yards into the top corner.

It was three just moments later with Lewsley tapping in from close range after good build up play involving Ryan Walker and Christian Canning. And on the stroke of half-time Leavy made it 4-0 after another excellent delivery from birt.

The second half followed a similar pattern with Northern Ireland dominating possession and creating several chances. Lewsley completed his hat trick on 45 minutes with another cool finish inside the box.

The impressive 6-0 score line was completed when substitute Harry Cheeseman rounded off a great passing sequence with an accurate finish from the edge of the box netting his first goal for his country.

The team face a strong Iran side in their final IFCPF World Championship Qualifying tournament game at the Vejen Idrætscenter in Denmark today as they look to continue their fine form heading into the World Championships.

Updates from the game can be found here.