Monday 20 November 2017

Six of the best from Harps

AN impressive four-goal haul from Robyn Keogh saw Skerries continue their impressive form as they came away from Lucan with another valuable two points last Tuesday night.

Both sides went into this game with two wins under their belts and it was the home side who shaded the early proceedings, courtesy of two frees from Michelle Kelly.

And with Skerries struggling to get their game going on what was a hard pitch, it took a tap-in goal from Keogh to get them going as they went in at half-time leading 1-3 to 0-3.

Despite playing into the slight breeze in the second half, the Skerries girls upped their game and took control around the middle of the field. The half back line of Evelyn Garland, Jean Murphy and Aoife Halpin dominated their opponents in the third quarter and supplied some great ball into their forward colleagues.

With all six forwards combining expertly, the home defence had no answer to the interplay, with a cross-field pass from Julia Gormley finding Robyn Kehoe who rounded her marker and fired an unstoppable shot to the Lucan net from about 15 metres.

This score opened up a six-point lead, and goals from Niamh Murphy and Tara O'Flaherty came either side of another rocket from Kehoe.

Eve Kehoe added a couple of excellent points from play, before her sister Robyn added another great score from a sweet pass by Tara O'Flaherty.

The pace of the game dropped in the last 10 minutes and Lucan exerted some pressure on the Harps defence. Stout defending from full back Clodagh Bolger and goalkeeper Aishling Spillane prevented the home team from raising a green flag. They did add three points, but they were just consolations as Skerries ran out easy winners in the end.

SKERRIES HARPS: Aishling Spillane, Kathy Gilmore, Clodagh Bolger, Yvonne Hannon, Evelyn Garland, Jean Murphy, Aoife Halpin, Catherine Richardson, Orlaith Durkan 0-2, Rachel O'Flaherty, Eve Kehoe 0-3, Tara O'Flaherty, Julia Gormley 0-1, Niamh Murphy 0-1, Robyn Kehoe 4-0. Subs: Roisin Leneghan for Yvonne Hannon, Patricia Ferguson for Julia Gormley.

Fingal Independent

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