What a great game and finally Mooncoin got a result that they deserve. The girls can actually feel disappointed that they didn’t come away with all three points against a very good Dungarvan team who had lost only one match so far and who have a number of girls on the Waterford Development squad. We were more than a match for them in the mud of Ashgrove.
Aoibhe Rees deserves the plaudits for 3 excellent goals, which were the culmination of a lot of hard work from defense, through midfield and into attack. Ella Brennan and Saoirse Corcoran covered every blade of grass (that was left) in the middle of the pitch. Changing the defense in full at half time worked very well. All of the defenders in both halves battled hard against a very talented Dungarvan team.
There were long periods of the game where we dominated Dungarvan and were unlucky not to score considerably more. The Dungarvan midfield and attack was never given a minute to settle on the ball, and they would probably agree that there was more than an element of luck about some of their goals.
Every girl deserves to get a mention as they all performed fantastically well out there.
It is sometimes hard to believe that this is the first year of the Mooncoin Girls’ u12 team. We have a very special group of girls here who have improved some much in such a short time. The quality of the training sessions has been excellent in recent weeks and the girls are really progressing. We are looking forward to the next game in two weeks time.