These two sides may be sitting bottom of the league but they served up a cracker in Faithlegg and unfortunately we came out the wrong end of it.
A cagey first half hour saw no goals with Park Rangers on top and they broke the deadlock just after the half hour mark capitalising on sloppy defending.
We did create two great chances before half time with Sarah Walsh and Laura Power going close.
The second half was a tight battle but again some slack defending saw Park Rangers stretch their lead and we thought that was it but this young side dug in and got right back in it with Laura Power scoring from distance to get us back in the game.
Park Rangers got a good 3rd goal to put breathing space between the teams again but back came our girls and a corner that was swung in brilliantly by Sommer Grant, was poked home by Becky Derwin.
What looked like a stone wall penalty to everyone in the ground was turned down when Sommer Grant was hacked down right on the edge of the box but a free kick is all was given. Grace O’Toole then pulled off a brilliant save from a penalty and this spurred the girls on to pile on the pressure right until the final whistle with wave after wave of attack not yielding an equaliser.
Some brilliant deliveries by Becky Derwin could not get past a brilliant Park Rangers goalkeeper in the last 10 minutes.
Defeat but brilliant entertainment and well done to Park Rangers on their win.
Great performance by all in the squad with special mention this evening to Laura Power who got a deserved goal and worked tirelessly throughout.
Congratulations to our most recent 50 50 draw winner Paul Walsh who collected his cheque for €230 from Eileen McGrath of our Ladies Committee and the seller Rebecca Derwin. Rebecca gets €25 for the seller’s prize. Envelopes are available in all local businesses and online for the next draw
Baking heat in Tramore this evening on a beautiful carpet of a pitch saw our latest tilt at trying to match the more experienced sides and disappointingly we found ourselves 4 down at the break with soft goals been gifted to Tramore.
We saw a much improved second half by our young side with some excellent goalkeeping by Becky Derwin and strong performances again by Sommer Grant and Aoidheann Lonergan.
A disappointing result but a much improved performance from our young ladies side. 0-0 with 35 minutes on the clock and well in the game with the girls giving as good as they were getting.
Two quick fire goals from Carrick after some sloppy defending took the wind out of our sails but a quick reply from a fabulous Sommer Grant free kick got us right back in the game and 2-1 at half time it stood.
Another sloppy goal in the early part of the second half saw Carrick stretch their lead but the girls stuck at the task and didn’t give a more experienced Carrick a second on the ball throughout.
Tired bodies and lapses in concentration saw two late goals put what might seem like a flattering scoreline on it. Great displays throughout the side with Sommer Grant leading the way with a Player of the Match display. Progress, disappointing result but progress.