Umbro LWSSL U17 Girls League Result
Charleville AFC 5 Herbertstown 2.
Scorers for Charleville AFC Cayleigh McNamara 3, Emelia Gleeson 1 and Ellen Meehan 1. Great squad performance Girls.
Charleville AFC U17s welcomed Herberstown to Fitzgerald Park in our first home game of the season. After a very evenly contested opening 20 minutes Charleville started to dominate possession and earned a hard fought 5-2 win against a fine Herbertstown side in a fast paced end to end contest.
Amy Jinks had a fantastic game and her kick outs and clearances were key to putting us on the front foot, with Sarah Minihane and Cayleigh McNamara a constant threat going forward, with both players continuing to make great progress as attacking options. Cayleigh opened the scoring for us with Herbertstown pulling one back midway through the first half. We continued to drive forward with some excellent midfield play. Cayleigh was unstoppable in front of goal and completed her hat trick before half time with Ellen Meehan getting in on the act with a rasper to the roof of the net to have us 4-1 in front at half time.
Both teams persevered in the heat in the second half and after an excellent through ball by Eimi Biggane, Emelia Gleeson slided the ball home with a great goal to put us 5-1 up. Herbertstown never gave up and were rewarded with a well taken goal in the closing stages to wrap up the scoring 5-2.
Defensively our Full backs Leah Prendergast, Imogen Moloney, Emni Biggane and Danielle Finnucane had a fantastic game. Ellen Cronin and Roisin showed great strength at Centre back with Amy ably marshalling the defence.
Abbie OShea and Aoife McNamara were excellent as a central midfield pairing and put in a huge shift. Our wing players of Emelia, Claire Power and Ellen Meehan were live wires throughout and never stopped running at the Herberstown defence.
Well done all on a great team performance
Thanks to the club for their support on the day and having the field in such excellent condition.
If any girls born in 2004, 2005, 2006 are interested in joining our squad you are more than welcome to come along to our training session on Friday evening at 7pm in Fitzgerald park or contact Sean Manning on 0866001430 for further details