Juniors have a Super Saturday

By · June 16, 2012 · Filed in Match Report
The Mid Ulster U13s played two matches in the Junior league at the Sports arena on Saturday.  First up for the girls were the unbeaten Craigavon team.  Mid Ulster started superbly when Mollie Young stole the ball straight from the kick off and drove forward to score with barely 6 seconds on the clock.  Craigavon were rocked and Jessica Magee nearly did the same thing from the restart.  As the game settled down Craigavon grew more into the game but some good defending by Rachel Rodgers and Kirsten Henry kept things tight for Mid Ulster.  Jessica Magee was putting in quite a shift as was Eimear McGarrity and Annie McKenna.  Megan Ferson in goals made a  couple of good saves but there was nothing she could do about the Craigavon goal.  Bridget Quinn entered the game but couldnt make a breakthrough.  With the game level the final minutes were tense but neither team could make a breakthrough and the game finished 1-1.    Super subs Sophie and Taylor used their time on the sidelines wisely practising their dribbling and Russian dancing.

Russian Dancers

Ne xt up for the girls were Sion Swifts and in a strange set up the game was played 5 aside in the first half and back to the standard 7 aside in the second half when Sion got some girls freed up from another match.   With Megan Ferson having to leave Eimear McGarrity took up the gloves but they were too big for her so she had to go ahead without gloves.  Taylor Robb and Sophie Magee got their chance to start and they terrorised the Sion Swifts back line with Sophie opening the scoring even though big sis Jess tried to claim the goal.  Not to be out shone Jessica then claimed the second goal with a great individual effort.  The Mid Ulster girls were having to work hard and Eimear McGarrity had to be on her toes but there was nothing she could do when Sion scored with a deflected shot.  Previously the only thing to get by her into the net was brother Ferghal.  Half time and back to 7 aside which really suited the Mid Ulster girls.  Jessica Magee took up the goalkeeper duties but she had little to do as Mid Ulster dominated with goals from Mollie Young, Annie McKenna and Eimear McGarrity.  Kirsten Henry also went close and Rachel Rodgers orchestrated things from her holding position.  A final swap of keeper saw Bridget Quinn take over but the action was over shortly later as the whistle sounded with a great win for the Mid Ulster girls.

We won!