Juniors success continues

By · June 12, 2011 · Filed in Match Report
Mid Ulster Juniors had two difficult league matches on Saturday in Armagh.  First up for the girls were Tesco Cup Finalists Cappagh Spurs.  In an enthralling match Mid Ulster just edged the first half when Emma McFarland went on a great individual run and unleashed an unstoppable shot.  A great bit of combination play between Samantha Kelly, and Jessica Stewart released Lyn Sommerville for a great strike that went just over.  Cappagh had their chances to equalise but resolute defending from Rachel Rodgers and Erin Mullholland coupled with some superb goalkeeping from Jacqueline Burns meant the Mid Ulster girls went into the break in the lead.  The second half started with Cappagh taking the initiative and in the first minute Chloe McGlade showed great skill to pull the score back to 1-1.  Not to be outdone Samantha Kelly showed off her skill and she was unlucky to hit the post.  More great skill this time from Molly Young gave Mid Ulster the lead with a corker of a strike curled into the top corner of the Cappagh net.  Cappagh replied with a great shot from Claire McFarland but Mid Ulster breathed a sigh of relief as the ball came back off the bar.  Some great sisterly combination play then saw Rachel Kelly play in big sis Samantha to make the score 3-1 to Mid Ulster.  An amazing stop from Jacqueline Burns kept the lead intact but it was only temporary and once again Chloe McGlade struck to bring Cappagh back in to the game.   In added time a ball fizzed into the box by Cappagh took an unfortunate deflection of a Mid Ulster defender past Jacqueline Burns to leave the score 3-3 on the final whistle.

Juniors warm up

The second game against Fermanagh Mini Mallards saw the Mini Mid Ulster stars take to the field and Eimear McGarrity and Anna Donnelly  linked up well to set up Samantha Kelly to score in the second minute.  Mid Ulster continued to control the game with Erin Mullholland well assisted on both flanks by Rachel Rodgers and Rachel Kelly.    Up front Jessica  Magee worked tirelessly and she gave the Fermanagh girls a torrid time with her trickery and movement.  The Mid Ulster girls picked up a few knocks along the way and Mollie even lost a shin guard but they all soldiered on and although the scoreline perhaps didn’t reflect their dominance Mid Ulster had a comfortable victory.

Spinnning around