U15 Girls reach the final of the cup
Our U15 girls reach the final of the O’Neills Cup with a victory over Lucan Utd.
With several players away for mid-term the pack was re-shuffled with Mia Walsh coming in to nets and Sophia King filling the vacant left midfield spot. Katie Andrews stepped forward from her defensive role and opened the scoring when she clipped in a pull-back from Emily Gaines, following an excellent ball from Sophie Lacey, before returning the compliment setting Emily up to blast a second.
Lucan came back in to it with a clever lofted free-kick before Katie again turned provider, this time for Alice Low to slot home. Katie was on the run again when Emily slid her through and she held off the defender and finished clinically across the keeper.
Lucan started the 2nd half well but Rebecca Stewart and Sophie were solid through the middle and Saoirse Caffrey put in a determined display to keep the dangerous Lucan right winger at bay.
The next goal was looking important and it was Katie that delivered her hat trick with a superb turn inside and drilled finish. Lucan weren’t done and scored on the break after a rebound before Emily got her second direct from a corner. There was still time for Katie to get a fourth, this time a clipped right foot finish carrying over the line despite the best efforts of the visitors keeper.
A terrific result that gives the girls a chance to make up for last year’s narrow defeat in the final when they take on Bohemians in May. Well done girls!
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