U14 Girls National Cup, Newport Town AFC 7-1 Cahir Park

Saturday, October 14 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Leah Moran 3, Shauna Pearson 2, Aoife Kennedy & Eryn Kennedy

The girls created a little footnote in NTAFC’s history by being the first underage girls team to play in the National Cup.

The girls rose to the occasion by producing an excellent team performance. With a strong wind behind us, the girls attacked from the off but Cahir caught us on the counter attack and scored against the run of play. The girls got straight back into the game when Leah equalised with a fine solo run. Leah scored her 2nd, an exquisite lob over the keeper, in between goals by the Kennedy twins, Aoife and Eryn.
In the 2nd half against the strong wind, the defensive line of Mara, Jayne, Mollie, Robyn, Katie and Nadine held strong while being marshalled by Emma in goals. With Sarah and Robyn holding midfield and Aisling making great runs down the wing, it allowed Shauna plenty of space through the middle. The result of which, Shauna added 2 more goals to our tally. Leah got her hat-trick when Shauna whipped in a corner and Leah proceeded to back heel the ball into the net.

With the game over, both sets of teams and supporters headed back to the clubhouse for food and refreshments supplied by the parents and NTAFC Committee. A big thank you to all.

Team: Emma Wright, Mara Van Aelst, Jayne Hurley, Robyn Moloney, Mollie O’Hora, Katie O’Brien, Nadine Hourigan, Sarah Kelly, Robyn McNamara, Aisling O’Gorman, Shauna Pearson, Leah Moran, Aoife Kennedy and Eryn Kennedy.
Coaches: Rob Kelly and Eddie O’Gorman