Under 14 Girls - Wicklow Rovers

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Under 14 Girls

This Season's Teams > Schoolboys/girls Teams

Date: 17/9/17
Comp: League
Venue: Whitegates
Kick Off: 10am

Under 14 MGL South/East
Wicklow Rovers 5 Cambridge 2

The under 14 Girls started their season this morning at Whitegates against Cambridge from Ringsend. This was the girls first 11 a side match and their first game on a full size pitch with offside rule in play that the girls have encountered. The early exchanges of the game saw both sides having several attempts before Cambridge broke through to score to go one up. This refocused the Rovers girls who regrouped and made several chances before Molly Sweeney got her scoring boots back in action to level the game at 1-1. The action continued with the visitors scoring from a penalty to retake the lead. Rovers showed great character and determination to battle back for a second time with Molly Sweeney getting her and Rovers second to leave the teams all square at 2-2 going in at the break. The second half saw Rovers performing the 4 4 2 formation in a comfortable fashion and gaining in confidence both defensively and offensively as well as winning all the 50/50 challenges around the pitch. Using this platform and decisive passes Rovers unlocked the Cambridge defence with Molly Sweeney grabbing two further goals to complete a personal individual scoring feat of four goals to put Rovers 4-2 ahead. Several player and positionial changes saw Rovers give 15 girls game time today and in the closing minutes a fine finish from Kara Doyle on her debut saw the final score finish 5-2 to the Rovers girls and give them the perfect start to the season.
Several players stood out but it was Eve Kelly in midfield that caught the eye from the first whistle setting the tone and pace and deservedly was nominated player of the match.
Many thanks to the large support who helped cheer the girls on in the next stage of their development pathway.

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