U15 Girls Shield Semi-Final, Newport Town AFC 3-1 Knigh Utd

Wednesday, May 1 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Abbie Lenihan 2 & Chelsea King

With kick off delayed, the girls were slow to impose their game on Knigh. The back line were kept busy by knigh attacks but they held firm. The breakthrough came when Chelsea rounded the keeper and scored. Our 2nd was almost identical, with Abbie applying the finishing touch. 2-0 up at half time.

The rain came down as the 2nd half began and with it came a goal from Knigh. They put us under a lot of pressure and put the ball in the net again, but thankfully it was ruled offside. This seemed to spurn the girls on and after some excellent passing, starting from the backs and finished by Abbie, was the goal of the game. It finished 3-1 and the girls had to work hard to go onto the final.

We had a long injury list going into the game and we wish the girls a speedy recovery.

Team: Emma Wright, Ailín Rochford, Ellie Kennedy, Mara Van Aelst, Caragh Flynn, Sarah Kelly, Abbie Lenihan, Leah Moran(c), Chelsea King, Aisling O’Gorman, Nadine Hartigan, Emily Hurley, Aoife Kennedy & Jayne Hurley.
Coaches: Rob Kelly, Eddie O’Gorman & Trisha Kennedy.