U16 Girls – Dundalk 4-0 Lusk United
A brace from Caoimhe Crichton and goals from Katie Moran and Kerri Clinton were enough for Dundalk to earn victory.
Dundalk U16 girls played host to Lusk United in the U16A MGL at Oriel Park. The young Lilywhites started the game bright and put the visitors under pressure with a number of chances in the first half. Lusk were limited to few chances in the first period.
The home side started the second half with more determination and within 10 minutes of the restart Caoimhe Crichton broke the deadlock. The young Lilywhites doubled their advantage within two minutes when they capitalised on a poor goal kick to make it 2-0.
Seven minutes later Katie Moran played a through ball to Crichton who made no mistake and hit the net for her second goal of the game. Kerri Clinton was on hand to score the fourth goal and wrap up the contest for Dundalk.
Dundalk FC team: Kerry-Ann Darcy; Caoimhe Conroy, Katy Brophy, Rebecca Lambe Fagan (capt), Shauna Ward-Rice, Aoife Byrne, Katie Moran, Beth Hughes, Caoimhe Crichton, Seona Halligan, Hannah Sheerin, Ayo Adesanya, Kerri Clinton
Goals: Caoimhe Crichton X2, Katie Moran, Kerri Clinton
U13 Girls – Dundalk 5-2 St. Joesph’s
Dundalk FC U16 girls were looking to book their place in the quarter-final of the Cup when they played St. Jospeh’s for the second time in a fortnight.
The young Lilywhites started strong and broke the deadlock with an early goal only for the visitors to draw level moments later. St. Joesph’s then went ahead but it wasn’t for long as Dundalk pulled a goal back and went into the half-time break on level terms.
The second half all belonged to Dundalk. Maggie Holland scored directly from a perfect corner. The floodgates opened and the home side continued to dominate as Sophie Hanlon lobbed the ‘keeper with a strike from the halfway line. Molly Williams made it five with an excellent goal straight into the bottom corner.
In the final minutes St. Joseph’s had one last chance only to be thwarted by a fine save by Emma Goodman.
Dundalk FC team: Alishia Matthews; Clara Howard, Maggie Holland, Molly Williams, Annie Stanfield, Ciaran Whyte, Jennifer Freeman, Holly Hughes, Sophie Hanlon, Paige Kavanagh, Emma Goodman
Goals: Annie Stanfield X2, Sophie Hanlon, Maggie Holland, Molly Williams