Scorers: Chelsea King 3, Kaitlyn Bradshaw, Ava Shinners & Rachel Carey
The sun was shining in Newport Saturday morning for the first meeting of Newport against Lough Derg in the U17 group.
Newport got off to a great start piling on the pressure on Lough Derg, creating a lot of chances but the Lough Derg defence held solid for most of the half until eventually Kaitlyn Bradshaw scored off a well taken corner. With Newport 1-0 up. Lough Derg came looking for the equaliser and were rewarded a penalty before half time, but Emma Moloney was brave in goals. Half time 1-0.
Newport started the 2nd half like they did the first, but this time they broke down the Lough Derg defence with 3 goals coming from (1) Chelsea King great strike from the edge of the box (2) Excellent free kick from Rachel Carey, (3) great finish from Ava Shinnors. Newport were 4-0 up and the full squad were all playing their part. Lough Derg didn’t drop their heads and got 2 good goals to pull it back to 4-2. Newport were not going to let this one go and Chelsea King stepped up and took 2 great goals to close the game out. Final Score 6-2.
Overall this was a good day out for Newport with the Goalkeeper and defence comfortable for most of the game, midfield and attack creating lots of chances and scoring 6 goals. Thanks to all the U15’s for stepping up and a callout to Hollie on her first game for Newport.
Squad: Emma Moloney, Carragh Flynn, Amber Deegan, Anzelika Lepika, Kate Harvey, Rachel Carey, Ava Shinnors, Sarah Kelly, Leah Moran, Kaitlyn Bradshaw, Skye Sheehy, Jenny Keppel, Chelsea King, Mara van Aelst, Hollie Coleman and Rosie Quirke.