Minor C/D Semi Final
Our U18 girls travelled to Watergrasshill to take them on in the C/D East Cork League Semi-final. WGH are a highly talented outfit with 2 cork minors. We started the game in high spirits but the first half didn’t go our way. WGH brought a high energy running game and we found it difficult to contain them. From the first attack they had the ball in our net and we struggled finding possession from our kick outs, as WGH pushed up field to put our girls under pressure. Saying that the girls plugged away and the backs were playing really well to keep us in the game. We were glad to hear the half time whistle.
Half-time Score Midleton 1-2 to Watergrasshill’s 2-6.
The girls didn’t panic and didn’t drop their heads, instead they did the team talk themselves and with a few positional switches took to the field again.
What a second half, the attitude and work rate of the girls was incredible. Each one of them stepped up and took the game to WGH. With 10 mins to go we had turned a 7 point deficit to a 1 point lead.
But back came WGH who ran in with a late goal, and our tired legs couldn’t react. But what a game, it had everything, our 2 sin bins, the do or die effort from both teams. Great game, just the result didn’t go our way.
Rhea in goals started the comeback with her kick outs and Kari now operating at full back played the captains role and shored up our defence, ably assisted by Laura and Katie who was playing her first minor game. Roisin at centre back ran her legs off with Lizzie on the wing playing one of her best games in a midleton jersey. Deirdre now operating on the other wing having moved out of goal at half time added that extra pace that was needed.
Ali another of our U16 girls put in an incredible shift. She covered the length and breath of the pitch for the full hour. Lucy now operating next to Ali was involved in every attack and was tireless in her running and support play. Abby now operating on the 40 spent most of her time in her own back line winning ball and starting the counter attack, running in for 3 great goals. Sadhbh, Alice, Rayanna, and Aoife worked tirelessly and made it difficult for the WGH Backs to start their running game. Probably Molly’s best game running in with 1:6.
Congrats to WGH who now progress to the C final and representing East Cork in the County C Championship.
Midletion will now progress to the D East Cork Final and will represent East Cork in the Count D Championship. A lot of football yet to play and all this team still minor in 2018.
Full-time Midleton 4-7 to WGH’s 4-11
Team: Deirdre Corcoran, Katie Horgan, Lucy Wallace, Laura O’Leary, Lizzie Phiri, Roisín O’Callaghan, Rhea Buckley, Abby Quirke (3-0), Ali Smith (0-1), Sadhbh Beausang, Kari McEvoy, Alice Reddy, Rayanna Power, Molly Beausang (1-6), Aoife Franklin
Training for all ages continues on Monday evening from 6-8pm at the Tech Pitch.
Club Flag Day.
Our Club is holding a Flag Dag at Super Valu on Saturday 30th. If you could spare an hour we are looking for Parents to help from 12-4. Money raised from this collection will go towards running costs for the Club.
Best of Luck to our U10 girls who are in the League Semi Final on Saturday against Inch Rovers.