GLENREE UNITED, FINN VALLEY and Lagan Harps got off to winning starts in the Donegal Under-14 Women’s League on Thursday night. Here’s how the actio went:
Glenree United 4 Swilly Rovers 0
GLENREE got off to a good start and were one up after 10 minutes after a cool finish by Caoimhne Herron.
Swilly were unlucky not to get an equaliser shortly after the restart when a through ball bounced awkwardly, but the Glenree ‘keeper tipped it out for a corner. The ball was whipped in from the corner but cleared by the home defence.
With five minutes to go before half time Glenree made it two nil.
Swilly rallied in the second half and put the home side defence under pressure, but the cool head of Glenree captain Emer Sweeney held the backline in shape, and thwarted any sign of a comeback.
Aobha Gallagher was linking up well with the forwards for the home side and produced opportunities that led to two clinical finishes for Glenree by Caoimhne Herron, to bring her goal tally for the day to four and a great team win for the home side.
Bonagee United 1 Finn Valley 6
FINN Valley were comfortable winners over Bonagee United on Thursday night.
Early pressure paid off as Rachel Lawne bagged the first goal before Cody Walsh made it two-nil.
It took a while for Bonagee to settle and with Finn Valley pressing a lot they got there third after 15 minutes when Lawne got her second of the match and Rebecca McColgan scored the fourth before half-time.
The seocnd half was more even with Bonagee passing the ball better and soon got their awards with Caitlin Hume pressing a long ball up front towards Hannah Hopkins and the ball fell for Rachel McCarron to fire to the top corner.
However, Danielle McGinley and Aimee McGuirk extended the Finn Valley lead.
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Illistrin FC 0 Lagan Harps 2
ILLISTRIN FC played their inaugural match in the Donegal Ladies U14 League with a home fixture against Lagan Harps at Ballyare on Thursday.
The home side started brightly and the first opportunity of note fell to Orla Corry who was played through by Alisha Tobin. The skillful forward did everything right and hit a great shot goalwards but it was brilliantly saved by Neve Scanlon in the Lagan goal.
The first 15 minutes were evenly contested but a mistake in the Illistrin defense allowed Holly Canning the freedom of their box and she made no mistake with a great finish to the corner of the net.
Moments later Lagan extented their lead when Canning raced clear only to be upended by the home ‘keeper, but Canning made no mistake from the penalty spot.
If the away team shaded the first half then the home team certainly dominated the second half but could find no way through the Lagan defense with Cloddagh Sweeney and Rachel McDaid in fine form. On a couple of occasions Orla Corry released the lively Alisha Tobin but her efforts were well saved by the impressive Lagan ‘keeper Scanlon.
Rebecca McGlinchey and Maria Kealy were becoming more influential in the second half as they pilled on the pressure on the away team.
Lagan finished strongly with some great moves up the right side in particular but Aoibhin Randles in the Illistrin goal was also in good form.
Illistrin were well served by Zoe McFadden and Orla Corry. Best for Lagan were Neve Scanlon and goalscorer Canning who proved to be the difference between the two sides.[adrotate group=”37″] Tags: