U18 League Mooncoin Celtic 3-2 Villa

The first of the summer sun shone as we took on Villa in the u18s league .
We had spells in the first half where we played very well. However, we rued missed opportunities. Villa scored on the 15 mins mark when we failed to clear a contested ball .
We went in at half time 1-0 down , and the girls took over the half-time talk and discussed how they could improve . We took to the pitch for the second half , determined to play better than we had been and 2 mins in Sarah Walsh finished a good move to make things square and then she was on hand yet again to finish an Ella Brennan corner to the back of the net . Villa continued to pile on the pressure . Hannah Carroll and Sommer Grant battled hard in the middle of the pitch with Molly Long and Ella Brennan working tirelessly on the wing. With 25mins of the 2nd half gone, Emily Blackmore added to our tally when she got free from a tackle and finished to the bottom corner of the net. 12 minutes from the end, Villa struck back to make it 3-2 and set up for a nail biting finish . 5 minutes from time, Villa looked destined to equalise ….. but Abbie Hassett denied their effort with an amazing save .
Well done to the girls , who were rewarded with all three points tonight .