A cold and damp morning in Damanstown as Clonee Utd and Lusk Utd met each other again in this 13B clash. The hosts started brightest with Ella, Erin and Layla all going close. A couple of Lusk chances were dealt with comfortably by the home defence.
The game opened up and both teams created chance and when the visitors had a 5 minute spell in control, Rosie, Megan, Sophie and Abbie coped well with the ever impressive Jess solid in goal. Layla and the two Chloe’s took a foothold for the end of the 1st half and Clonee went close to the opener with Rebecca beating the keeper but was denied by the post.
HT 0-0. Clonee continued where they left off and inside 10 minutes of the restart a deserved opener was scored after a flowing move found Chloe O’Neil who in turn found the far corner of the goal from just inside the 18 yard box. This gave the home side a much needed boost and they started the move the ball even better. After several half chances another great corner from Chloe Carr found Rebecca free at the near post, she turned smartly and drove the ball across the box and perfectly for Erin to tuck it away without breaking stride. All the girls on the sideline who came on made a brilliant impact on the game and helped their team mates to seal the victory.
The visitors did break on a couple of occasions but again the defence and keeper were up to the task. 2-0 win and great to be back. All the best to Lusk Utd for the rest of the season and thanks to Referee Graham McManus for referring the game.
Thanks to Derek and Hayley for match write up, photos and being sponsors with Small Steps for our U13s.