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Larne Youth Girls Round Up

U11/12 Developmental
Larne 5 -1 Carrick Girls

The Larne squad was a mixture of u11’s and u12’s who have not started in the leagues yet or could not play in the morning matches. They were brilliant from start to finish in a convincing win. Larne dominated play and created lots of chances. The confidence of the girls is growing every week and their skills are developing nicely. The girls all played 2 positions to get a feel for each position and see what suits them best. A great team spirit was on show throughout

Under 11’s
South Belfast Youth League
Carnmoney 3 – 1 Larne

Larne made a brilliant start to the game, taking an early lead thanks to a great goal from Amber O’Toole. Carnmoney began to grow into the game and take control. They were clinical in front of goal and took their chances to secure a 3-1 win. However, there were positives for Larne to take away. They created plenty of chances through great passing from Sophie Aiston, Gracie Hodge, and Sofia Hamill. Unfortunately, Carnmoney’s keeper was in great form and made some brilliant saves. Special mention to Eva McKee who the referee selected as Larne’s player of the match, she battled well in midfield all day and was unlucky not to get a goal. Despite the disappointing result, Larne can be pleased by the performance.

U12
South Belfast Youth League
Larne 0- 1 Rosario

The under 12s fell to a 1-0 defeat against Rosario. Despite the loss, there were still plus points to draw upon. The girls put in a great shift and were in the match until Rosario scored with 5 minutes left. Tired legs led to a mistake at the back which Rosario capitalised on. The opposition manager praised Larne goalkeeper Imogen Taylor. He said she was the best goalkeeper he had seen this season. They will learn from this and regroup for next week.

Players of the week

Imogen Taylor
Annie McCann
Mya Mcallister

Under 13’s
South Belfast Youth League
Larne Ladies 5-1 Rosario

Yet another 5-star performance from the under 13 girls! The team is really starting to gel and they are scoring the goals to back it up. There is a great camaraderie in the group and that is reflected in their performances. The support they give each other on and off the pitch is instrumental to their success. Leah Pherson was captain for the match and she led from the front with a real captain’s performance. The goals came from Alix Wilson (2), a cracker of a goal from Sophia Manning and 2 from Rebecca Hawkins to round off the scoring.

Team of the Week Nominations:

Leah Pherson
Zita de Maria (GK)
Sophia Manning

Under 16s
South Belfast Youth League
Glentoran 2 -1 Larne

The under 16s regrouped well after going 1-0 down due to a slight lapse in concentration early in the first half. They battled and fought hard to equalise midway through the first half thanks to a great goal from Morgan Beattie. Larne created a few good chances but couldn’t find the net. Glentoran was awarded a penalty, Kacey in the nets dived the right way but was unfortunately beaten. Larne had a penalty shout dismissed late on but it wasn’t to be their day. The game had some positive points and although they were defeated, the girls fought hard right to the end.

Team of the Week nominations

Aimee Mahoney (RB)
Jodie McCourt (CM)
Mia Snoddy (LM)

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