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U14 Girls Remain Unbeaten With Win In Newtown
Jun. 5, 2017
U14 Division 2: Newtownbutler 1-2 v 3-14 Belcoo
Belcoo U14 girls continued their winning start to the year with another victory at a wet Newtownbutler this evening, the O'Rahilly's again recovered from a slow start to run out handsome winners in the end, 3-14 to 1-2.
It was the home side who began well and registered their goal inside 3minutes. Aoife Keaney hit a free for Belcoo but Newtown responded with one of their own to keep themselves three to the good.
Belcoo took their time to get going and didn't have any real fluidity in their play. Aoife Keaney did drive through and take a good point while Sinead Barrett raced away to do the same moments later.
Cara Gray, minus any football boots, still managed to win ball in midfield to help pin Newtown back. Aoife Keaney was seeing plenty of the ball and she was to land another score on the run while Ciana McGrath grasped a loose ball, broke a tackle and fired over to put Belcoo in front for the first time on 11minutes. 0-5 to 1-1.
Aine Barrett breaks forward in the second period
Newtown were to apply more pressure but stout defending from Niamh McAloon prevented any scores. Eimear Magee was more involved as Belcoo moved forward while Aine Barrett and Mikayla Maguire were working hard as half backs in this 11 a side encounter.
The O'Rahilly's would work a great goal on 14minutes when Cara Gray and Scarlett O'Connor combined to set Sinead Barrett away. Belcoo had created a 2v1 scenario and Barrett carried the ball at the Newtown player before slipping the ball off to Ciana McGrath for the goal.
Scarlett O'Connor followed up with a well taken point having broken a tackle while at the other end, Rhianne McGuinness made a good save to prevent a second Newtown goal. Niamh McAloon again thwarted a dangerous looking move as Belcoo finished the half with Ciana McGrath pointing for 1-7 to 1-1.
The second period seen a much improved Belcoo dominate for large portions. Better movement, use of the ball and correct decisions were taken as they extended their advantage.
Sinead Barrett volleyed in a goal from the restart while Aoife Keaney pointed a free from the left. Belcoo were on top and kept Newtown on the defensive, Sinead Barrett and Aine Barrett winning kickouts which were worked in for points by Ciana McGrath and Aoife Keaney (free). 2-10 to 1-1.
Ciana McGrath races in for a point in the second period
Newtown would break downfield to score while another chance was denied as some great shadowing from Siofra McAloon who forced an overcarry.
Aoife Keaney would pop over another free having been fouled herself before notching one from play. The Belcoo subs Riona Keaney and Siofra McAloon had done well at the back with McAloon busting upfield on a great run. Eve Barrett got her hands on a number of balls and used it well. Rhianne McGuinness came outfield with Cara Gray going into goals and McGuinness wasn't long getting into the thick of the action around the middle.
Sam Martin was to angle over a great point from a tight angle as her last act of the contest while Sinead Barrett did great work to create a goal for Ciana McGrath to tap in from close range while Barrett hit the final score of the contest.
Up next is a home game against Devenish on Thursday at 7pm. The first meeting seen Belcoo win by two points. Players to be at the pitch for 6.20pm.
Team (11 a side) Rhianne McGuinness, Mikayla Maguire, Eimear Magee, Niamh McAloon, Aine Barrett, Cara Gray, Sam Martin (0-1), Ciana McGrath (2-3), Sinead Barrett (1-2), Aoife Keaney (0-7), Scarlett O'Connor (0-1). Subs Eve Barrett, Siofra McAloon, Riona Keaney, Ciara Nolan, Eimear Gray.