Scorers: Kaitlyn Bradshaw 3, Rosie Quirke, Rachel Carey & Skye Sheehy
Wednesday evening saw the NTAFC u15 girls travel to Killavilla to face Knigh Utd in the Shield final.
It was clear from the second the whistle blew for kick off that our girls were there to play. They started strong and within a few minutes Kaitlyn Bradshaw buried the ball in the back of the net for the first goal. Some strong attacking play from the backs Roisin Power, Sarah Finn, Eimear Carey, Amber Deegan and Goalie Chelsea King meant that our mids and forwards Skye Sheehy, Abbie Lenihan, Kaitlyn, Rachel Carey, Ava Shinners and Carragh Flynn always had a clean supply of ball and this constant pressure saw Skye take an opportunistic rebound from the Knigh keeper blasting it into the net for the second goal. It was not all plain sailing for Newport as Knigh upped the intensity with a number of breaks but on the rare occasion that they broke through they were met by a determined keeper in Chelsea clearing her lines bravely. Just before the break Kaitlyn took a cross from Rachel on the volley that would make any premiership striker green with envy to claim her second goal of the night. HT Newport 3 – Knigh 0
The second half started intensely, Knigh were fighting hard to get back into the game. The strength and depth of our squad came into play as Leah Moran, Kate Harvey, Sarah Kelly Leah Guerin, Rosie Quirke, and Emma Moloney brought fresh legs and even greater determination. About 5 mins into the half, a rebound off a Knigh defender found the right boot of Rachel who made no mistake putting it past the keeper. Mid-way through the half Kaitlyn rounded off a seasons best performance by connecting with another quality cross from Rachel to get her hat-trick. Leah and Kate were through on the keeper but just caught offside. Rosie fought hard in the box to get the ball across the chalk to bring the tally to 6. FT Newport 6 – Knigh 0 Continue reading