Today Our U16s travelled to table toppers Park Rangers for a 12noon Kick off .
Hats scarfs and hot drinks were the order of the day for our travelling supporters .
Straight from the Off, we imposed ourselves on Park Rangers and tried to get ourselves into the flow of the game …. But Park Rangers had other plans , and took the lead with just 5 minutes on the clock .
However that didn’t rattle us too much and we really got into the game .
Ella Bailey played her usual role today in defence and showed on more than one occasion why she deserves the captains armband , she was in constant communication with her players on the pitch , and after a shaky start , herself Sophie Schaill and Kate Mcgrath came into their own
We got our equaliser 15 mins in when Sophie Scahill made a long range clearance that was ran on to by Emily Blackmore , who only had the back of the net on her mind … and made no mistake in slotting the ball home .
Birthday Girl Luiseach O Donohue worked tirelessly today on the wing , along with teammate Niamh Reddy to keep the ball moving forward.
On the twenty minute mark were awarded a penalty from a hand ball , and Sommer Grant confidently stood up and rattled the net , putting us a goal ahead . Park Rangers came back at us again and equalised five minutes later .
Coming up on the half hour mark ,a tackle from a throw ball saw Emily Blackmore get a Pass to the foot of Aoibhe Rees who made her run towards goal . And put us in the lead , when her effort shot past the Park Rangers keeper .
With the half coming to an end Sommer Grant stood over a free kick , and a defensive error from The opposition resulted in the ball finishing in the net .
Park Rangers 3-4 Mooncoin Celtic after the first half
The second half couldn’t have been any more different from the goal filled opening half .
Both teams settled in , and were making no mistakes and cutting out any imminent dangers , Emily Cooney put in a massive shift in the second half and played some excellent football .
But full credit has to go to Caoimhe Hartwell who put her best performance to date.
Ella Brennan caused all manor of havoc when she came on midway through the half . Having a shot of her own go wide of the post just two minutes after her introduction .
Mia made some fantastic saves towards the end of the Game as Park Rangers tried to find an equaliser .
The game finished up 3-4 to Mooncoin Celtic
A well earned and deserved win for these ladies , who week after week give it their all.
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