Carrick United – 1
Tramore and Carrick United played out an exciting game in the Under 14 League last week at a sun drenched Graun Park.
Both teams found it extremely difficult to cope with the high temperature on the night but nevertheless they somehow managed to produce an excellent game on the manicured surface. Carrick looked dangerous from the opening whistle and Niamh Duggan went close with an angled strike from the right after only two minutes.
The same player brought a fine save Matt Keane reports from the home goalkeeper Charley Grimes five minutes later.
The pressure continued from the visitors and Niamh Duggan was once again thwarted by Charley Grimes moments later.
The hosts however went in front with their first attack of the game on 10 minutes.
Jessica Devereux took control of the ball 35 yards from goal and she found the net with a sublime strike.
The ball nestled in the roof of the net giving goalkeeper Emma Morris no chance whatsoever. Two minutes later the Carrick side regained parity when Angela McGlynn shook off two tackles before cracking the ball to the Tramore net from the edge of the penalty area.
Back came the hosts and Jessica Devereux almost scored her second goal on 16 minutes but this time her long range effort went inches wide of the intended target.Tramore did however regain their lead after 21 minutes when Chloe Spillane played a brilliant ball through to Freya Roche and the latter drew Emma Morris before slipping the ball into an empty net. On the stroke of halftime the visitors almost got back on level terms once again when Niamh Duggan got space inside the Tramore 18-yard box but her half volley was turned around the post by Charley Grimes.
The pace of the game in the second period dropped considerably due to the heat but the Tramore team put together an excellent move to score their third goal eight minutes after the change of ends.
This time Chloe Spillane, who laid on the second goal for Freya Roche, scored herself when she raced forward to meet a pass from Jessica Devereux and she finished with style from just inside the penalty area.
The Carrick goalkeeper Emma Morris pulled of a magnifi cent save from Freya Roche late on and her counterpart Charley Grimes did likewise from Hazel McFadden late on. This league has just got underway and there is no doubt both teams will feature big time when it comes to the business end of things later on.
TRAMORE: Charley Grimes, Neama Nygasi, Jade Eberton, Clodagh Parkinson, Clodagh Carroll, Abbie Dunphy, Zara Breslin, Sally Kelly, Jassica Devereux, Chloe Spillane, Ferya Roche, Tobi Skoke.
CARRICK UNITED: Emma Morris, Siobhan O’Meara, Kate Comerford, Kerry Phelan, Zoe Sullivan, Niamh Foran, Niamh O’Meara, Angela McGlynn, Hazel McFadden, Niamh Duggan, Lorna Butler.
REFEREE: Michael Power.