Colemanstown U19s 2 – 5 Corrib Celtic. It was a wet and windy Sunday in Annaghdown when 11 Colemanstown stalwarts travelled to try their utmost to beat the U19 Premier table toppers and it all started so well. Colemanstown’s defence played a blinder as Eabha Neary in central defensive midfield played our of her skin clearing everything that came her way. Assisted by the strong breeze it was all Corrib Celtic in the first half who had a full bench to help them out. Colemanstown soaked up the pressure for the majority of the first half and then on 42mins, the breakthrough was made when the hosts finally breached our defence and their striker found the bottom corner from close distance to make it 1-0 at the break.
The 2nd half started better for Colemanstown who now had the wind at their backs and went on the attack early on, hungry for goals. Libby Kennedy put in a great through ball for Leah Moran to latch on to, but as she beat the keeper and with an empty net to shoot into, the ball rebounded off the post and was cleared away for a corner. The resultant corner was whipped in by Libby Kennedy which Sina Schwitalla got her head on, to find the net to restore parity at 1-1. From this point on, the flood gates opened for Corrib Celtic who went forward in the space of 15 mins & put 4 goals past poor Nina Bujak in goals who couldn’t do a whole pile about any of them. It was like the Colemanstown girls just ran out of steam and there was no bench to call on.
But the Colemanstown girls had another trick up their sleeve. Leah Moran was trying her best to win every ball but got pulled down 25yards out and Libby Kennedy floated in the free perfectly into the box, only to see it kneed out by a defender but Libby’s wondrous left foot bent the ball into the top corner to make it 5-2. The goal ignited the Colemanstown girls & from there to the end, it was all Colemanstown. Lucy Kenny made some great runs on the right wing and supplied some great deliveries into the box which Leah Moran worked extremely hard to get on the end of. Sina Schwitalla put her body on the line as she won some great tackles on the right wing while Niamh Kennedy did extremely well up front with some super shots & made sure the Corrib Celtic custodian was kept on her toes. In the end time ran out as the game ended 5-2. We have to be proud of this display as the girls gave a great account of themselves. Both sides meet again in a few weeks time in a cup game. Match report by Philip Dee
Squad: Nina Bujak, Shauna Hynes, Keva Hynes, Lucy Roberts, Annalise Doran, Eabha Neary, Lucy Kenny, Sina Schwitalla, Libby Kenny, Leah Moran, Niamh Kennedy.