Larne v St. Mary’s
This was a brilliant performance from the young group. They dominated from start to finish, worked out their opponents and were forward-thinking. Every time they got the ball they looked like scoring. Chloe was a rock in defence and Annie was a livewire from start to finish.
Players of the week- Chloe Millar and Annie Goodall
Larne v St. Matthew’s
There were no issues with Larne’s play as they played with purpose and showed good understanding. They totally outplayed their opponents and the coaches were very happy. Defensive issues are a problem but if they can be resolved the team will go from strength to strength.
Players of the week- Annie Deller and India Wilson
On Friday night the Larne under 10s took on Ballykeel in a hard-fought draw. Niamh Doyle performed well in her first match, covering a lot of ground and building on what she learned in training. Orla and Emma also showed determination and drive to move the ball forward. Gracie and Amber were dangerous in front of goals, Gracie scoring 4 and Amber scoring 2. Overall it was a tough game against a fast-paced and quick passing team but the girls did well to match them.
Player of the week- Gracie Hodge
Larne 4-1 St. Matthew’s
This was arguably the girls’ best performance at The Valley. They closed the opposition down well and battled for every ball across the pitch. A special mention to Scarlett Smith who was a rock in midfield which gave the attackers freedom to move forward. There was brilliant passing from Sofia Hammill, Ellie McLean, Gracie Hodge and Amber O’Toole throughout the match which created many opportunities. The passing out from the back was the most impressive part of the performance. Macy Brennan in nets helped start attacks which they have been working on in training. The goalscorers were Ellie McLean (2), Amber O’Toole and Scarlett Smith.
Larne 3-3 Carrick
Carrick took an early lead in this end to end game. After 15 minutes they intercepted a pass and slotted a shot into the bottom corner. The Larne girls fired back quickly with two long-range goals from Sophie Aiston. Larne continued to press and create chances but was just wide of the mark.
In the second half, Carrick found an equaliser when Larne failed to clear their lines. Sophie Aiston produced another magnificent strike from range to get her hat-trick. It was a great performance and it was unfortunate that Carrick levelled the match late on.
Players of the match- Sophie Aiston and Annie McCann
Larne 0-2 Crusaders Strikers
Larne dominated from the first whistle, penning the Crues into their own half for the first 15 minutes. They had multiple chances to take an early lead but unfortunately couldn’t take them. However, a long pass from the Crusaders keeper deceived everyone and Larne were 1-0 down. It was the first time the opposition was out of their own half. The girls continued to battle and controlled possession into the second half. It seemed like a matter of time until Larne levelled but instead they fell 2-0 behind. The girls never gave up and showed tremendous spirit. On another day the result could have been completely different.
Player of the week- Anna Clark
Larne 10-0 Comber Rec
The girls produced a brilliant performance and took on board all they have learned in training. Larne passed the ball very well and were 6 up at halftime. It could have been more but the team was rotated at half-time. The players took up different positions than normal to further develop their skills. The goal scorers were Jodie McCourt (3), Mia Snoddy (3), Morgan Beattie (2), Alyssa Geoghegan and Jane Hagan.
Players of the week- Abbie Quinn and Riley Harrison