Our first Midweek Game brought us to the RSC last night for a sunny 6.45 Kick Off V Bohemians .
In the dressing Room before the game . We reminded the girls of the amount of hard work they had put in to date , and just exactly how far they had come . Previous years had seen us finish up a season having only had a single win throughout the league campaign. All we asked was that they do their best , believe in themselves and never give up . Something that we have said before we’ve taken to the field before all games this season .
The game started at a frantic pace with Bohs coming at us hard in a bid to get an early lead. This put us under pressure from the off . But the girls reacted well, as Bohemians didn’t capitalise on any of the attempts they made on our goal. Emily Blackmore stood guard of the Mooncoin net, stepping up for her club and team and away from her regular out field striker position .
Ella Bailey gave a solid performance as Mooncoin Captain for the night and along with Eimear Quinn , Niamh Reddy and Sophie Scahill dealt with the pressure of the opening exchanges of the game .
We took the lead just before the break , when Sophie Scahill got a pass to Sommer Grant after spotting her making a run from the middle of the pitch . Sommer slotted home and saw us head to the break a goal up .
The second half started at the same furious pace as the first , by this point we had settled a bit more into the game. We got the ball forward a lot more than the first half.
Bohs scored an equaliser ten minutes in , and this made for an exciting half hour of football taking us to the final whistle .
It was helter skelter for the remainder of the game , with both teams wanting to beat the other and take all three points . But the game finished with both teams taking a point each home .
The girls did exactly what we asked of them. They never gave up . And for 80 minutes they played for each other and for our club.
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