Scorers: Abbie Lenihan 2, Chelsea King 2 & Shauna Pearson
Clodiagh arrived at Derryleigh with a young side but they matched us on the field for the first half. Our only breakthrough was from Abbie after a number of passes through the midfield. In fairness to the Newport girls, they tried new set plays with Emily, Caragh and Sarah going close.
In the 2nd half the girls pushed further forward trying to increase our lead which left space behind us and Clodiagh tried to take advantage of it. But Emma again directing the defence of Eryn, Mollie, Jayne, Nadine and Robyn Moloney blocked everything. A notable save by Emma from a free kick at the edge of the box and a recovery run by Eryn are worth mentioning. Robyn McNamara was unlucky not to score before Abbie scored her 2nd. Shauna scored our 3rd after some strong running up the wing. We introduced our new signing Chelsea and on her debut she scored twice, but her 2nd was a beautiful cross/shot from a tight angle that dropped in just below the crossbar.
Team: Emma Wright, Eryn Kennedy, Mollie O’Hora, Jayne Hurley, Nadine Hartigan, Robyn Moloney, Sarah Kelly, Robyn McNamara, Abbie Lenihan, Shauna Pearson, Emily Hurley, Caragh Flynn and Chelsea King. Ava Hogan (team mascot)
Coaches: Rob Kelly and Eddie O’Gorman