Emily – Hat trick hero in U12 Girls win in Westside

Corrib Rangers 0 – 4 Colemanstown U12 Girls
Colemanstown U12 girls played their second game of the league bright and early on Sunday morning in Westside vs Corrib Rangers with a 10 am KO. A strong squad made the early journey in to town hoping to push on from our drawn game in the first outing. Both teams started well with chances at either end with attacks on the Colemanstown goal expertly defended by Niamh Lally, Aoife Walsh, Grace Connolly and captain for the day Niamh Naughton. Lucy Butler in goals was called upon a couple of times in the opening 15 minutes to make a few routine saves. The girls worked hard and their fitness showed with plenty of running on the Westside Astro. On the 20min  mark Colemanstown were awarded a free on the edge of the box for a foul on Emily Rohan. She stepped up herself to take the free kick and with a powerful strike she was unlucky not to score with her shot shaving the upright.

At this stage Colemanstown were dominating possession and on the 25th minute mark all the pressure paid off. After a passage of play involving Kate Geary and Ciara Somers the ball fell kindly to Emily Rohan who slotted calmly past the Rangers keeper. 1- nil up at the break.

The 2nd half started as the 1st finished with Colemanstown camping out in the Rangers half. A solid midfield of Siana O’Grady, Tara Dillon, Maddie Rohan and Ailbhe Burke ensured not much troubled the Colemanstown half of the pitch. It was only a matter of time before we hit the net again and 10 minutes into the 2nd half up stepped Emily Rohan again weaving her way through the defence and slotting neatly to the keepers right. The game was put to bed 5 minutes later with Lauren O’Grady finding Kate Geary in space in front of goals. Kate wrong footed the keeper to finish a great move. Rangers never gave up though and forced Lucy Butler to pull off a couple of quality saves.

Emily Rohan was reintroduced to the game with 5 minutes to go after a well-earned break. She had only one thing on her mind and with 2 minutes remaining she got her well-deserved hat-trick. With some hard tackling her cousin Maddie won possession in the middle of the pitch and put her through on goals. A rasper of a shot left the keeper with no chance. Her first of many hat -tricks for the club I’m sure.

This was another great performance from this bunch of girls who are growing in confidence with each game. A special mention must go to our keeper Lucy Butler who played through the pain of a fractured finger to keep a clean sheet.  Match Report by Niall Rohan