Larne Youth Round-up: 8th November

Nov 8, 2023 | Womens, Youth & Academy

2015 GDP

Larne v Barn United

A fantastic game for the team saw them play some great football in a high-scoring match. Throughout the game, there were many fantastic passages of play from the team as they showed great teamwork and attacking spirit throughout the game.


Larne v Bangor

A great day for the girls, getting important minutes on the pitch and working together to get goals from all across the team.

The team worked brilliantly in both defence and attack, keeping their concentration throughout to secure a clean sheet.

2014 GDP

Larne v Cliftonville

A strong commanding performance from the team, as they controlled the game from the start.

The girls showed excellent teamwork throughout with a number of goals coming from playing great football throughout the defence, midfield and attack.

Faye Ayre stood out as POTM with a great shift in the game.

2013 Red

Larne v Rosario

Another great game of football as we were able to have the full team together with playing returning from injury.

The team started well and had plenty of pace up and down the wings from Poppy and Bailey, with Charley having several shooting opportunities in attack. Bringing pace, technique and skill, she made some excellent runs in behind the opposition’s defence.

After some lapses in judgement and a couple of mistakes in defence, the team showed great determination to pull together and find their stride.

A special mention goes to Emmie Steel being the driving force as captain, alongside Roxy and Poppy working together brilliantly as a striking partnership.


Larne v St Mary’s

After a slow start to the game, the girls found their feet and started to put pressure on the opposition’s defence, making some brilliant runs in behind.

With some great attacking play, the girls were unable to make it count by finding the back of the net, with St Mary’s responding by troubling the Larne keeper Erin.

Lara and Katie did well in defence to intervene and stop their attacks, with the whole team’s work rate being excellent throughout the game.

Annie secured herself a goal for her efforts with a wonderfully placed strike.

The midfield stood out throughout the game, working tirelessly together as Aine, Darcy, Ava and Chloe all produced excellent performances.


Larne v Ballyclare

A great performance by the team on the day, covering every blade of grass across the pitch. The defence were able to stray strong and compact with the midfield working tirelessly.

In the first half, the girls played some good football, keeping the ball well at both ends of the pitch. The defence stayed strong to keep Ballyclare out and they didn’t let the opposition create any clear-cut chances throughout the half.

Continuing into the second half, the team were unlucky to see the game still scoreless. Anna, Grace and Imogen were able to press hard with each of them hitting the woodwork, still looking for the opening goal of the game.

Finally, the deadlock was broken as Lisa Norris secured the winner with a great ball by Ellie.


Larne v Rosario

A great game for the team today with nothing but action from end to end.

The first 10 minutes saw great chances from both sides, but it was Rachel who helped Larne open the scoring with a great ball across the edge of the box for Zara to slot it home with a beautiful finish.

With sustained pressure, a great corner from Zara was converted by Mia for the second. However, Rosario were able to claw one back from long range to get themselves back in the game.

The second half saw Rosario come out stronger, scoring a spectacular free-kick in to the top corner adding to that with another goal not long after, courtesy of their striker.

Instead of letting their heads drop, the team stepped up a gear and with some excellent chances created which led to the equaliser by Dee.

Into the final few minutes of the game, the team’s hard work and determination paid off as Alix secured the victory with a beautiful effort from close range.


Larne v Glentoran

The team came up against a strong Glentoran side, who possessed plenty of international talent and NIFL medal winners between them.

In the first half Larne held their own, with the sides evenly matched with a great defensive display.

A lapse in the team’s concentration saw Glentoran break through to take the lead at the break.

The second half saw Larne more composed in their possession breaking through the back line on several occasions, but unable to convert.

As the half went on, Glentoran put the team under more pressure and added to their lead as a couple of messy corners led to goals that the team wouldn’t normally find themselves conceding.

Overall, the team battled well throughout the game and showed that with a bit more belief in the side, they can match some of the best teams in the country.

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