Bohs travelled to Mooncoin today to take on our U17 girls in an absolute thriller of a match .
Past clashes between the two teams in recent years would normally have been a one sided affair , but not today as the Mooncoin girls ventured off script .
Bohs started out very strong , and tested our back three . But Kate McGrath , Ciara O Keeffe and Ella Bailey stood firm and dealt with any incoming threats
Ciara Corcoran, Sommer Grant and Katie Phelan kept things ticking over in the middle of the park … there was plenty of toing and froing between the sides , we didn’t create too many clear cut chances in the first half , but as the game progressed we grew into it . Grace O Toole and Eibhlin Holden worked tirelessly up and down the wings . We introduced Luiseach O Donohue , Aideen Lonergan and Sophie Walsh freshest up the squad before half time .
A corner kick from Bohs five minutes from half time broke the deadlock when the ball deflected off one of our own players and into the net giving Bohs the lead heading into the break .
Finally getting to take a breath at half time the girls took control of the half time talk ….and minutes later took to the field for the second half , with a refreshed outlook .
2 minutes into the second half , Sophie Walsh cleared a ball and Sommer Grant pounced making a pass to Emily Blackmore on the Wing , aware of the Bohs defenders coming to meet her , Emily tapped the ball back to Sommer , and made the run up the wing to the corner , having anticipated the move Sommer put the ball into the corner . Emily moved towards goal from the corner of the pitch and from what seemed like an impossible angle , finished the ball to the back of the net . 1-1 .
We made plenty of chances in the Second half with Casey Moore causing havoc upfront ,
Bohs had chances a plenty also , but All were met by a defiant and courageous Mia Ponce De leon . Who gave a stellar performance between the sticks today .
A second set peice goal for Bohs from a free kick awarded put them ahead with minutes remaining . And that’s how the game finished up .
The girls were disappointed with today’s result , and will use it as a learning curve for future games .