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Ladies U13: Late goal salvo sees Simonstown stun the Furze

10 November 2009

The Simonstown U13FL winning squad
Simonstown 3-7
Seneschalstown 2-3

Captain Eleanor Lane was the hero in the Under 13 Division 1 Ladies final as Simonstown completed a heroic comeback with three mins to go in Ashbourne.

Simonstown dominated the first half and led by 0-5 to 0-2 at the interval, however the margin could have been bigger if they had taken the clear cut chances that came their way.

The second half was a different story with Seneschalstown scoring two quick goals in succession just after the restart to lead by 2-2 to 0-5. Seneschalstown got a further point before Simonstown started their spirited comeback.

Simonstown added two points and were now really piling the pressure on Seneschalstown. Seneschalstown looked like they might just hold on but with three mins to go Simonstown snatched an astonishing three goals through Eleanor Lane (2) and Naoise De Graff.

In a great team performance Lane, De Graff, Niamh Sheridan and Chloe Keoghan shone best for the victors to defend their title.

Simonstown - N. Byrne; H. Costello, C. Keoghan, K. Tolan; F. Kalonzo, G. Ishola, L. Mc Loughlin; E. Lane (2-1), N. Sheridan (0-2); K.M. Harris (0-1), R. Gardiner, K. Nesbitt; R. Hand (0-2), N. De Graff (1-1), A. Keeley. Subs - A. Mc Goona for Tolan and E. Devine for Keeley.