REPUBLIC of Ireland international Ciana Brogan was in FOUR-midable form yesterday evening at The Diamond Park, Ballare as Lagan Harps won the Under-16 Cup at the expense of Donegal Town.Lagan Harps 4 Donegal Town 0
Brogan hit a stunning four-goal haul in the second half to take the silverware back to Orchard Park.
It was the stuff of dreams by Brogan, one of the latest batch of outstanding talents emerging in Brid McGinty’s nursery at Lagan.
It had been tight all the way until Brogan pounced for her first goal just two minutes into the second half.
Before that, the tie might have swung either way.
It took a fine save by Niamh Scanlon to deny Fiona Shovlin, who got on the end of a threaded pass by Amy Boyle Carr in the seventh minute.
Caoimhe Walsh, another of Lagan’s international contingent, tested Bronagh Gallagher, the Donegal Town goalkeeper.
It took the width of the crossbar to save Lagan from falling behind when Laura Furey thumped a fine shot onto the goal frame.
After Georgia Keys thwarted the advances of Jodie Walker, Brogan cut a swathe through the Donegal Town defence only for Shana Quinn to intervent just in the nick of time.
Brogan wouldn’t be denied when she combined with Zoe Green, who has just returned from duty with the Under-17 Republic of Ireland squad, to fire home from the edge of the box.
Donegal Town didn’t even have time to shake their heads clear as Brogan doubled the lead only three minutes later.
Within ten minutes, Brogan had bagged the match ball. Aine Deasley and Shannon Cunningham worked the chance and Brogan made no mistake from close range.
The Donegal Town girls kept battling, but with Courtney Coyle and captain Chantel Kelly in fine form, Lagan weren’t giving up chances.
Scnalon did make a good save from Sarah Harkin when they did breach the rearguard while Danielle McDevitt shot wide from a promising position.
Late in the day, Brogan linked well with Holly Canning before firing home the fourth goal of a remarkable night for the Manor woman.Tags: