Tramore Come Good in Extra-Time to Win Cup

The jubilant Tramore U-14 team and management celebrate after their great cup final win over Ferrybank.

The jubilant Tramore U-14 team and management celebrate after their great cup final win over Ferrybank.

Tramore – 3
Ferrybank – 2 (AET)

Two goals, one in the last minute of the first period of extra time and another goal in the first minute of the second period proved to be too much for Ferrybank on Thursday night last at the RSC.

The victors Tramore really piled on the pressure during the extra 20 minutes of play and as a result another trophy made its way to Graun Park.

Ferrybank, who defeated a strong Carrick team in their semi final played, some good football during the opening 30 minutes and took the lead after only eight minutes of play.

Left winger Sarah McDaid cut in from the left and when the Tramore defence failed to deal with her low cross, Aine Phelan found the net from 16 yards.

The ball entered the net with the aid of Sally Kelly’s right upright.

Faye Barry, the Ferrybank goalkeeper did well on 22 minutes when she moved quickly off her line to save from Chloe Spillane who had been put clear by Zara Breslin.

Sarah McDaid, who was superb in the opening half for Ferrybank, took a pass from Aine Phelan two minutes later but she shot wide with only the Tramore goalkeeper to beat.

Lorraine Power, chairperson of the Waterford Women’s league presents the U-14 Cup to Tramore captain Jessica Devereux.

Lorraine Power, chairperson of the Waterford Women’s league presents the U-14 Cup to Tramore captain Jessica Devereux.

McDaid was back in the thick of the action in the last minute of the first half but on this occasion her effort was deflected away for what proved to be a fruitless corner kick. Tramore equalised in dramatic fashion seven minutes into the second half when Clodagh Carroll found the net from all of 30 yards with a spectacular lob.

The Ferrybank custodian Faye Barry did get her hands to the ball but despite her best efforts the ball still nestled in the roof of the net.

Sally Kelly made what proved to be a vital save two minutes from the end of normal time when she touched a long range effort from Tanya Morrissey on to her crossbar.

The first period of extra time looked as if it would not produce a goal but the Tramore goalscorer Clodagh Carroll picked out Chloe Spillane and she drilled the ball past Faye Barry from deep inside the penalty area to put the Seagulls in the lead for the first time in the contest. Things went from bad to worse for the Abbeylands outfit one minute into the second period when Zara Breslin played the ball forward to Tobi Sikoke who cracked the ball into the net from 15 yards without breaking her stride.

Sarah McDaid did pull a goal back for Ferrybank in stoppage time but it was too little too late at that stage for the brave Abbeylands team.

Tramore captain Jessicca Devereux was presented with the cup by Lorraine Power of the WWFL and Clodagh Carroll was named “Player of the Match”.

TRAMORE: Sally Kelly, Neema Nyangasi, Jade Egherton, Flora Dooley, Abbie Grimes, Charley Grimes, Clodagh Carroll, Jessica Devereux, Zara Breslin, Chloe Breslin, Tobi Sikoke, Anna Pappathomas.

FERRYBANK: Faye Barry, Trina Mackey, Louise Morrissey, Tanya Morrissey, Eilis Clooney, Aoife Slattery, Nicola English, Sophie Morrissey, Aine Phelan, Amber Cuddihy, Sarah McDaid, Leah Bohill, Anna Malone.

REFEREE: Johnny Matthews.

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