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U17 Soccer

U17 Soccer

Junior (U-17) Soccer

St. Marys Naas 9 Vs Lucan CC 1

The St. Marys Junior soccer team continued their journey in the Leinster A cup with a tough game against Lucan CC on Tuesday 23rd Nov at St. Marys. The girls were eager to build on last weeks fantastic 4-0 win in the same competition and yet again came out of the blocks early forcing the opposition into their own half for prolonged periods. In the 8th minute St. Marys made the breakthrough when a corner from the left from Leah McGovern was half cleared and Alannah Prizeman was on hand to smash the ball past the keeper and 2 defenders on the line. It was 2-o shortly after when excellent work from Alannah and Lorena Di Stefano saw Lorena play a diagonal through ball to Sophie Lawlor on the left. Sophie controlled the ball before smashing it to the roof of the net from all of 25yds. Lucan were not prepared to lie down however and pulled one back on 12 minutes when a speculative effort from the right edge of the box deceived keeper Ciara Waldron.

On 19 minutes it was 3-1, an unbelievable run down the right by Lucy O’Rourke saw her beat no fewer than 3 opposition players before pulling the ball back to Leah on the penalty spot. Leahs shot was saved by the keeper, but Leah made no mistake with the rebound. In the 20th minute it was 4-1, Leah and Lorena playing a neat 1-2 to work an opening and Lorena made no mistake from the reverse pass from Leah who faked to shoot before giving Lorena a tap in from 6 yards. Leah made it 5-1 on 27 minutes when again the elusive Lucy O’Rourke took on the entire Lucan defence before crossing for Leah who made no mistake at the near post striking high into the roof of the net. At the back Captain Lucy Cahill showed great leadership as with Sianna Cawley, Clodagh Corry and Grace Sheil they began to get to grips with the Lucan attack, limiting the opposition to shots from distance.

The goal of the game came just before half time when Alannah played Lucy down the right, Lucy cut back and squared the ball to Sarah McGovern who took the shot first time on her right foot from all of 30 yards out, the ball flying into the top right corner of the net giving the keeper no chance making it 6-1 to St. Mary’s at half time.

Mr. Langton rang the changes in the 2nd half to freshen up the team introducing Molly Fagan and Shona Sweeney into the defence. St. Marys weathered a lot of pressure as the opposition fought to get back into the game but were looking extremely dangerous on the attack with the passing of Alannah and the Pace of Lucy were always looking dangerous. It was Sarah who made it 7-1, played in by Alannah Sarah ran all of 40 yards before driving her shot low and hard to the keepers left. In the 55th minute it was 8, this time Lorena finding Alannah who beat 2 players on the halfway line and raced towards the edge of the box before calmly slotting the ball past the stranded keeper. In the final minutes St. Marys finished off the scoring, and a very well-deserved goal it was for Lucy O’Rourke. Lucy picked up the ball just inside the opposition half and cut inside dribbling past 2 players and ran clear before toe poking the ball past the onrushing keeper into the bottom right corner. An all-round excellent performance from the girls who showed massive improvement from their opening game, and with all 16 players playing their part and other players looking for places in the squad this team is only getting better.

Selecting a player of the match was so difficult as there were so many performances but particularly from Alannah Prizeman, Lucy O’Rourke and Captain Lucy Cahill. Well done girls and to their coach Mr. Langton and best of luck in the next round.

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