Friday, July 24, 2009

U-16 girls end on a high

Ireland’s U-16 girls produced their best performance of the Four Nation’s tournament in Largs today, comfortably beating Wales 2-0 to finish the tournament on a high.

Joanne Orr broke the deadlock in the 25th minute with a right-wing shot before Amy-Kate Trevor got her second goal of the week to complete the scoring a minute before the break.

Wales fought back in the second half but the Irish rode out the storm to secure their first win of the tournament and end the tournament in second place.

On the boy’s side, faint hopes of taking the title were extinguished as they lost 5-3 to Wales in an ill-tempered game.

Ireland led 2-1 at half-time courtesy of Josh Moffett’s goal from play and Shane Madeley’s corner-strike.

But a second half, littered with yellow cards, saw Ireland move 3-2 ahead when Moffett got his second. However, Ashleigh Lewis levelled from the penalty spot and late goals from Dan Lewis-Williams and Matthew Pacey meant Ireland finished the tournament in third place.

International U-16 Four Nation’s results:
Ireland 3 (J Moffett 2, S Madeley ) Wales 5 (M Phillips, J Carr, A Lewis, D Lewis-Williams, M Pacey); England 3 Scotland 1

Final standings (points/goal difference): 1. England 9pts (+10) 2. Wales 4pts (-4) 3. Ireland 3pts (-1) 4. Scotland 1pt (-4)

Girls: Ireland 2 (J Orr, A-K Trevor) Wales 0; Scotland 0 England 4
Final Standings: 1. England 9pts (+7) 2. Ireland 4pts (+1) 3. Scotland 4pts (-2) 4. Wales 0pts (-6)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Brilliant few days in largs, both girls and boys did Ireland proud. Great talent ahead for the future, great credit due to all managers and coaches, for all their efforts.