Girls u17: Local derby vs Piltown

Today we played away to neighbours Piltown in a closely fought battle .

There was very little between these two teams . And the result ultimately came down to a single kick of the Ball .

U17 Squad in new kit kindly sponsored by TDTiling

Exchanges a plenty in the opening ten minutes with a lot of the play in the Piltown half . Ella Bailey and Ciara O Keeffe really made their pressence known , and Kate McGrath was a constant thorn in the side of Piltown players .

A free kick from just outside the box put Piltown ahead before the first water break ….. but that didn’t phase our girls and as the game resumed we began to press the ball forward .

5 minutes from half time we were awarded a penalty which Emily Blackmore slotted home to tie the game up again .

The second half started with great gusto and we seemed to be getting on top in periods of play .

Just before the water break , Piltown were awarded a free kick , that was initially saved but a scramble in the box saw Piltown go one up for the second time .

A couple of chances came and went in the second half with Grace O Toole very unlucky not get get herself in the score sheet .

The game finished up at 2-1