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Ladies County Under 16 League Round 1:- Laune Rangers vs Castleisland Desmonds. 24/4/17

posted 25 Apr 2017, 15:08 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 25 Apr 2017, 15:08 ]

Under 16 Girls first game of season ends in narrow defeat.

Laune Rangers 2-13, Castleisland 3-12

Laune Rangers Under 16 Girls were defeated in their opening game of the season on Monday evening in a County League tie against Castleisland Desmonds played at Cloon pitch.

Laune Rangers had much the better of the opening half and scored ten points with the aid of the wind, but two goals for Casteisland kept them in touch and the sides went in at the break all square – Rachael Evans scoring five points in the period, with Kayleigh McGlashan (2), Fodhla Houlihan (2) & Andrea Nolan adding to the Rangers tally. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-10, Castleisland Desmonds 2-4.

The visitors got much the better start to the second half, and scored their third goal and a brace of points within two minutes of the restart. Points from Kayleigh McGlashan and Nicole Moriarty (free) were cancelled out by a couple of Desmonds points before Rachael Evans added her sixth of the evening to leave Rangers trailing by 0-13 to 3-8 with fifteen minutes to play. Desmonds scored four further points in the latter stages, while late goals for Rangers through Fodhla Houlihan and Alanna O’Sullivan gave the Rangers hope. However, Desmonds held on to win by two points. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-13, Castleisland Desmonds 3-12.

In all, not the worst of starts to the season for the team. Rachael Evans got some great scores for Rangers on the evening to keep the scoreline ticking over, while she was ably abetted by Kayleigh McGlashan and Fodhla Houlihan who chipped in with another 1-5 between them. In defence, Lucy Knight marshalled the middle channel well from centre back, while Lucy O’Donnell and Alanna Dolan were there in support from the wings. A great read and interception by Christina O’Brien was the other defensive highlight.

Laune Rangers: Amy Dunphy, Orla Browne, Laura Brennan, Christina O’Brien, Alanna Dolan, Lucy Knight, Lucy O’Donnell, Rachael Evans (0-6), Kayleigh McGlashan (0-3), Andrea Nolan (0-1), Fodhla Houlihan (1-2), Alanna O’Sullivan (1-0), Hannah McGeever, Nicole Moriarty (0-1), Aisling Scannell. Subs: Maeve Sheehan, Nessa Healy.