Bridge United Ladies consolidated their midtable position when they put six past a struggling but determined Kilcock Celtic side on Monday in the Countrywide Forklift Training Women’s Division.
Countrywide Forklift Training Women’s Division
Kilcock Celtic: 1
Bridge United: 6
It could have been alot different were it not for the prolific Mary Lawless scoring no less than five of the six Bridge goals.
Kilcock came out of the blocks early and put pressure on the visitors defence and almost took the lead after five minutes when Rachel Fagan played a great through ball to Grace White who outpaced Bridge defender Danielle Hickey, however she shot just over from ten yards.
The home side kept up the pressure and five minutes later saw another attack in which Sheena Byrne beat Ciara Mackey and Zara Moriarty in the visitors defence but her effort was narrowly wide of Donna Hickey goal.
Bridge Ladies now started to find their feet and won a corner on the right after 20 minutes. Rhona Mulhall’s pin point cross into the box was met by the head of Nicola Lawless who made no mistake firing past Eimear Kelly in the Kicock goal to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.
The visitors went further ahead two minutes later when Mary Lawless scored the first of her five goal from the edge of the area following a poor clearance by the home defence.
Kilcock never gave up and were unlucky not to get on the scoresheet just before the break when Emma Veryschole freed Helen Fagan on the right but her effort was no match for the heroics of Donna Hickey in the Bridge goal and the sides went in at the break with the visitors leading by 2-0.
Bridge went 3-0 up five minutes into the second half when Lawless went on a mazy run through midfield beating the advances of Linda Byrne and Niamh McCarthy to fire past Eimear Kelly in the Kilcock goal. Kilcock were determined not to be fazed by the 3-0 deficit and clawed one back after 15 minutes when some great interchanges between Linda Byrne and Niamh Brady freed Grace White on the right she cut in and fired past the outstretched Hickey in the visitors goal.
White was unlucky five minutes later to see another great effort saved by the inform Bridge net minder.
Mary Lawless added her third and Bridge United’s fourth midway through the half and despite the best efforts of a tiring Kilcock defence added three more in the last fifteen to give them a flattering 6-1 victory.
Best for the winners were Donna Hickey in goal, Ciara Mackey in defence and player of the match Mary Lawless. While for a very young and determined Kilcock side Eimear Kelly in goal, Ciaran Ryan in defence, Sarah O Neill and Rachel Fagan in midfield and Sheena Byrne up were most impressive.
Eimear Kelly, Linda Byrne, Niamh McCarthy, Ciara Ryan, Sarah O’Neill, Emma Veryschole, Niamh Brady, Rachel Fagan, Grace White, Sheena Byrne, Helen Fagan, Val Herbert, Jennifer Fagan, Charlene Moran, Amy McGreal.
Donna Hickey, Zara Mortiarty, Danielle Hickey, Ciara Mackey, Nicola Lawless, Mary Lawless, Coleen Leigh, Jackie Mortiarty, Lynsey Donovan, Rhona Mulhall, Caroline Sexton.