The u12 girls team were disappointed at the end of this game as they were very unfortunate not to get something out of it. Indeed Mooncoin dominated the first half. Aoibhe and Ella Dobbyn came close early on with Molly Murphy hitting the post on 20 minutes.
Tramore scored two goals in quick succession toward the end of the half, which was very unfair on our defensive trio of Sophie, Sadhbh and Saoirse Corcoran. Hannah Dobbyn had a particularly good game in goal and her kickouts have improved massively since the start of the season.
A number of changes were made at half-time. Ellie Thompson had a shot from the half-way line after three minutes which went narrowly wide but unfortunately Tramore scored again after 10 minutes. Mooncoin continued to push hard and nearly got their just rewards a few minutes later when Tramore were lucky to keep a clean sheet after a goalmouth scramble.
We emptied our bench midway through the second half and everyone who came on contributed to an excellent performance. Tramore scored two more goals which meant that the result did not reflect the game overall.
A number of girls were outstanding, especially Ella Brennan and Aoibhe, but player of the match goes to Molly Murphy for a tireless performance where she battled for every ball and was so unfortunate not to get on the scoresheet again.
Tramore are a good team who have been playing together for many years. We are still trying to find many players’ best position. A lot of lessons were learned on the sideline and we hope to work on these in training over the coming weeks.
A big thank you to Walter and Sheila for helping out today.