Dundalk FC 5-0 Sacred Heart
Dundalk FC U-16 Girls returned to Oriel Park for their first home game of 2019 to play Sacred Heart. Dundalk started the game brightly with both teams fighting to take control. Each side had chances to open the scoring but it wasn’t until the 18 minute when Kerri Clinton put an excellent pass through to Caoimhe Crichton who slotted the ball home.
The young Lilywhites started to take control of the game as they got to know the opposition. In the 38 minute Hannah Sheerin picked the ball up in midfield and played a perfect through-pass through to Crichton who went forward on goal with the vision to pick out Seona Halligan who was unmarked to slot the ball home.
The hosts went in to the half-time interval 2-0 in front.
Dundalk started the second half by going further ahead on the 47 minute thanks to a double from Crichton after she latched on to another Clinton through ball. The young Lilywhites grew in confidence and extended their lead on the 75 minute thanks to Aoife Byrne when she powered home a corner from Beth Hughes. Halligan slotted home three minutes later to make it 5-0 to Dundalk.
Another great team performance from the young Lilwhites with praise going to goalkeeper Kerry-Ann Darcy and the solid defensive unit who advanced on a number of occasions to cut out any attacks. Without their hard work the attacking play would have been in vain.
Dundalk FC team: Kerry-Ann Darcy, Caoimhe Conroy, Katie Brophy, Rebecca Lambe Fagan (capt), Aoife Byrne, Katie Moran, Beth Hughes, Caoimhe Crichton, Seona Halligan, Hannah Sheerin, Kerri Clinton, Ellie Gorham, Alexksandra Czarnocka, Shauna Ward Rice
Goals: Caoimhe Crichton X2, Seona Halligan X2, Aoife Byrne
Dundalk FC 2-2 Glebe North
It was a big day at Oriel Park on Sunday as Dundalk hosted Glebe North, the league leaders who are yet to face defeat this season. This promised to be the game of the season and nobody was disappointed right from the first whislte.
Both teams started off strong but it was Glebe who drew first blood with a strike from just inside the box. Dundalk bounced back through a great goal from Molly Williams.
The first half concluded with both sides having failed to take their chances as the sides went in level at the break.
The second half started off as brightly as the first finished with some great intercepting play from Nicola Campbell, who released Williams for her second goal. The visitors responded a few minutes later with a messy goal to bring the teams level again.
The game concluded with both teams exhausted and glad to hear the final whistle in what was a fair result and great effort by all.
Dundalk FC team: Alishia Matthews, Clara Howard, Maggie Holland, Molly Williams, Molly Halligan, Annie Stanfield, Ciara Whyte, Jennifer Freeman, Saibh Morgan, Holly Hughes, Sophie Hanlon, Rebecca Cunningham, Nicola Campbell, Emma Goodman
Goals: Molly Williams X2