14th November 2021
Under-13G CWSSL Div 3 at Cobh
Springfield Ramblers – 0
Carrigtwohill United – 5
Carrigtwohill Under-13 girls travelled to Springfield Ramblers fantastic new Astro Turf facility for a 2.15 pm kick off on Saturday. The girls usual pre-match warm up was disrupted by a lack of a suitable warm up area and the fact that the match on before them was running 15 minutes late. So as two teams left the pitch it was the case of another game started.
Carrigtwohill gave a first competitive start to Alex O’Flynn and Ellen Bogue, at left back and right back respectively. Both acquitted themselves really well. The central defence was as usual manned by the ever dependable Brooke Kiniry and Caitlyn Egan. They were superb though-out, so much so that keeper Emily Bernard didn’t have a save to make.
Central midfield was the pocket rocket that is Anna Madden and the force of nature that is Maedhbh Carroll. The dynamic duo covered every blade of astro pitch, winning tackles, headers and their individual tackles all over the pitch. On the left wing was the ever dependable Sarah Cronin and on the right wing was Sophia Redmond of boys Under-13 fame. Sophia was making her first competitive start for the girls and finished with two goals to her name. Sophia’s willingness to take on players with ball at feet and how effortless she glided away from opponents was a joy to watch.
Up front was Lilly O’Connell and Amelia Sheehan.
Lilly opened the scoring after a minute with an expertly taken goal followed by Sophia six minutes later. Amelia took a belt of a ball to the face and was replaced by Jemma who worked hard for the team. On 16 minutes Lilly made it 3 nil and it was time to start the changes with Caoimhe Egan on for the hard working Sarah Cronin. Just before half time Sophia added her second.
Half time came and Karla Edwards replaced Anna Madden who had another superb game for her side. Niamh Cuddigan replaced Ellen and acquitted herself well on her first match for the team.
Mijka replaced Jemma and was industrious all over the pitch, winning tackles and tracking back to help out midfield. Springfield never got a chance to settle as Carrigtwohill dominated possession and territory. Carrigtwohill had a further two goals ruled offside. Would the fifth goal come? The fifth goal did come and fittingly it came to Amelia Sheehan. Amelia unleashed a powerful drive from just inside the box that stung the hands of the Springfield keeper and as the keeper spilled the ball Amelia was the first to react and calmly pass the ball into the back of the net. A composed finished from a great player.
Amelia finished the match with player of the game award. A super girl who always plays for her teammates first and herself second. Amelia’s work-rate was phenomenal and her willingness to seek out better placed players in front of goal never goes unnoticed. Take a bow young lady.
Great result from a great squad of players. The manager and assistant coaches are extremely proud of your efforts and the progress you have made since September.