U18 League Result Bohemians 2 Mooncoin Celtic 3

On a day where anything was possible . These two teams took to the pitch in a 5 goal thriller , where each possible ending meant a different outcome to what has been an exciting 18s league .
A Win for the home side meant the league would be won in Ben wadding park for Bohemians , a draw would mean that Carrick United would top the poll and a win for Mooncoin would mean that we live to fight another day , and force a play off with Carrick for the top prize .
A nervy start saw Bohs dictate the play . But we soon settled in and started to get ourselves involved . On the 14 minute mark Emily Blackmore made her presence known when she took possession of the ball by the corner flag and headed towards goal , taking a look towards the goal , she took aim from a tight angle and got her shot away, the ball sailed to the top comer of the net . We settled a little at this point and imposed ourselves on the home side . Molly Long played a pivotal role today and her work rate on the wing was superb . On the other wing Ella Brennan played her part , breaking down play and forcing the ball forward . Hannah Carol and Sommer Grant worked tirelessly in Midfield to get the ball forward.
In defence , Kate McGrath and Eimear Quinn, along with Niamh Reddy and Gracie O Toole, did what was necessary to keep the opposition at bay .
Ten mins from Half time we struck again after winning a ball in the centre of the park through a Hannah Carroll tackle , she passed to Molly Long who got a pass to the feet of Emily , who took a touch , and with only her left foot as an option hit a shot that rattled the net . Sarah Walsh put in another mammoth shift for us today and was unlucky not to score before the halftime break .
The second half was a completely different affair, and bohemians managed to get themselves right back into the game . It was all square heading into the last 20 mins of the game .
Full credit to our girls , who dug deep ….. and kept the pressure on . In the 68th minute, a throw ball collected by Molly Long was cleverly sent it over the heads of both sets of players outside the box for Emily volley the ball and it flew to the back of the net , to the delight of the travelling support . We closed the game out with our defence and Keeper Abbie Hassett on full alert, knowing what was at stake . Subs Ciara Ross , Sophie Scahill, Mollie Murphy, and Keelin all
played their part today in a fantastic team effort .
Todays result means the league will be decided in a play off between ourselves and Carrick United .
Massive thanks to the supporters today and all season .