U14 Girls: Park Rangers 5 Mooncoin Celtic 0

The U14 girls made the trip to Park Rangers this morning, lining out with only 10 players versus the 11 of Park Rangers players and it was always going to be an uphill battle . But the girls who have been growing as a team over the last couple of games didn’t let it phase them and only a very eagle eyed person would have spotted the deficit in playing personnel such was the girls movements and effort in this game . Mia started between the sticks with the always consistent Ciara O Keeffe along Katie , Grace and Ellie standing guard in front of her in the back four and each of them putting in a solid performance . Kayla, Luiseach and Eimear took in the midfield and did their best to stop the surging runs of a Park Rangers team who had only goals in sight . Emily and Kayleigh Smith started up front , with Kayleigh putting in a fantastic performance today, breaking free on a number of occasions , confidence growing every time she takes to the field . Playing without the full eleven , the coaches had to switch positions constantly to keep up with the pace of the game and all players got a taste of what it was like to play in different positions . In the second half Emily stood between the sticks, pulling off some great saves today , allowing Mia to come out and make her mark , and that she most certainly did . She contested every ball that came her way and chased every ball down. Our second half performance was much stronger than the first half and the girls really got stuck in , never once faltering . The great Falla Wall was the man in the middle today and as usual, full of encouragement and compliments for both teams.