Linfield Summer Camp
Larne Girls 2 – 4 Linfield Ladies Swifts

The team dominated in the first-half, having battled hard and were rewarded with a 2-1 lead at half-time, thanks to two goals from Mia O’Flaherty.

Unfortunately, the Inver Reds were dealt a number of injuries and suffered in the second half. The Blues responding with three goals to win the game 4-2.

While fighting hard to score a late goal, and having flurries in the final third, they were unable to reduce the deficit.

To their credit, it was a fantastic performance by Linfield, being supremely clinical in the second half, stopping the Inver Reds in their tracks.

Special mention to Ailise McAllister who was superb in goals, with Lucy Urwin selected as POTM by the Blues.

Players of the Week:

  • Lucy Urwin (Def) – Never made a wrong step in the match, solid as a rock in defence.
  • Leah Pherson (Def) – Helping Lucy at the back, putting in a great performance as ever.
  • Mia O’Flaherty (Mid) – Produced two great goals, playing with enthusiasm from start to finish.

Under 12s SBYL Semi Final

Larne v Bloomfield

The girls put 100% effort into this game but unfortunately it wasn’t their day. It was a cagey first half as both teams kept it tight while figuring each other out. Larne took the lead when Annie McCann scored from a corner but Bloomfield quickly equalised when we were caught in possession.

In the second half, Bloomfield moved into the lead through a deflected goal and found a third five minutes later. It was unlucky for the girls to concede twice so quickly. Larne pulled a goal back through Hannah Abram who pressured the defence and ran through on goal to finish well.

The girls were fired up and pushed hard for a leveller but unfortunately, Bloomfield found a fourth and decisive goal at the end. They sprung a counterattack and scored with just 5 minutes to go.

The coaches are immensely proud of their efforts this season and know that there is more to come.

Lisburn League

Larne v Hillsborough

This was a fantastic all round performance from the girls with two well-taken goals from Mia O’Flaherty and Alix Wilson. Those goals were enough to secure a well deserved victory. The match was played in a great sporting and competitive spirit. Both teams were praised by the referee who said it was the best game he was involved in this season.

Under 16/17 Girls

Larne took on a tough and physical North Belfast side in the semi-final of the Divisional Cup at the Hammer Rec. The girls started on the attack and Morgan Beattie was on hand to slot in early on. Larne continued to press throughout the second half and Rachael Robinson sealed the win with a tremendous drive from 25 yards. This win put them through to the final against Comber.

The final took place on Friday at the Bangor Fuels Arena. Larne set up in an attacking formation and had some great approach play. They ran out of deserved winners with goals from Morgan Beattie and Mia Snoddy.

On Sunday the goal was winning the South Belfast Youth League. They went into the game knowing that a win would seal a league and cup double. They pulled off the fine feat and ran out comfortable winners thanks to goals from Rebecca, Mia, Jodie, Morgan and Rachael

Larne Under 11s Carniny

This was an end to end the game with plenty of goals for both sides. There were brilliant displays from the defence and attack with the girls getting to play in a variety of positions. It was good for them to get experience across all areas of the pitch. Nearly all of the team managed to get on the scoresheet.

Player of the match- Gracie Hodge

Friendly- Larne U11s v Carniny Under 12s

This was a tightly contested game with lots of quality from both sides. Larne started off well with plenty of passing and they were confident on the ball. Faith was particularly impressive at left back. Carniny began to utilise their physicality and got two goals against the run of play. Larne created plenty of chances but was unable to find the net. It was a similar story in the second half with great hard work from the midfield. A goal eventually came that was finished well.

Player of the match- Faith

Larne 2012s v Ballyclare Comrades

This was an extremely tight game against the Comrades. The first third was close with Roxy making some great saves and she was helped by a strong defensive showing. The defence and midfield worked hard to quell an aggressive Ballyclare opening. Despite Larne’s best efforts, Ballyclare scored a fine goal from 8 yards out.

The second session was end to end with Larne taking the lead through Roxy who slotted in off the post. Both teams created chances and Ballyclare managed to find an equaliser to level the session.

Alise went into goal for the final session and Ballyclare’s keeper was also in fine form. Larne whipped in a number of crosses that their keeper dealt with. However, the keeper was beaten with five minutes to go when Roxy crossed for Orla to score with a great lob.


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