U12 Girls Cup: Park Rangers 2 – 2 Mooncoin Celtic (AET Mooncoin win on penalties)

This match was a credit to both teams with some excellent football on display throughout. Park Rangers, who had won 5 and drawn 2 of their previous 7 matches, took the lead in the first half.

Mooncoin regrouped and pushed hard for an equaliser which eventually came before halftime direct from a corner by Saoirse Mackey. Mooncoin dominated the second half with wave after wave of attacks which were defended resolutely by Park.

Park Rangers grabbed a lead very much against the run of play from an excellent corner which was finished off from close in. Lexi subsequently fired home an excellent goal to bring the game level. We continued to dominate and play some excellent football but a winner was not forthcoming.

The Park Rangers keeper was by far the busier and pulled off some excellent saves to keep her team in it.

The match ended tied at 2-2 and a further 20 minutes of extra time could not break the deadlock.

Penalties loomed but the girls had confidence in Hannah in goal and the penalty practice in recent weeks paid off when Anna Reddy scored the first penalty, followed by Hannah saving 3 and scoring 1, which resulted in a 2-1 win to us. This was a real team effort from all of the girls.