U14 Girls Cup Result: Mooncoin Celtic 3 Cappoquin 4

A disappointing result for the girls after looking good for victory with 15 minutes remaining. Cappoquin were the better side in the first half and deservedly led 1-0 before Caoimhe Hartwell scrambled home an equalizer. A stirring talk at half time by the coaches saw a revitalized home team take the game to Cappoquin and an Emily Blackmore strike put them 2-1 up. Kayleigh Smith had a good chance to extend the lead but missed the target after some great work. With the girls retreating under pressure from Cappoquin the worst was feared and Cappoquin capitalized on it with an equalizer and a quick third goal to put themselves ahead within two minutes. A fourth goal on the break was the sickening blow but again the girls dusted themselves down and another Emily goal set up a grandstand finish but the clock ticked away without the equalizer coming.
Cappoquin deservedly shaded this cup tie and the disappointment among the girls afterwards shows how far they’ve come since the start of the season. Best of luck to Cappoquin in the next round and big thanks to referee Noel Lavery for his constant encouragement for both sides throughout.