From the start Mooncoin pressed Carrick hard and had the first shot on target after 2 minutes. This was the first of 12 shots on target by Mooncoin in the first half. Emily, Ella Brennan and Kayleigh were very unlucky not to get on the scoresheet.
Carrick scored after a long run by their outstanding no. 10, Lily. A second goal came Carrick’s way after 12 minutes from a shot outside the box that was fortunate to go in. Mooncoin then took charge of the rest of the half and were unluckyto go in at half-time 2-0 down.
Player of the Match goes to Mia Ponce de Leon who had an outstanding game in goal. She saved high balls, low balls and her specialty, diving at forwards’ feet. Mia’s has worked hard to improve aspects of her game such as her kickouts which today repeatedly took the pressure off the back four.
Carrick scored two further goals in the second half but the story of this game is the progress that the Mooncoin girls have made in the past year. Many are still learning the game and many are still u12 but if they keep putting in the hard work then results will come.
A special mention must go to our Coach Sarah Corcoran who drove back almost 2 hours from a weekend away to watch her Mooncoin team.