Fine attacking display sees Saints open with a win

Antrim LGFA Senior Div 2

 All Saints 5-12 St Galls 2-5

All Saints Ladies produced a fine attacking display in their first home league outing of the season. Goals from Sianeese Maybin (2), Marnie Kelly, Laura McAleese and Wiktoria Babuszewska led the Saints girls to a good victory against a St Galls team who also played some lovely attacking football and never stopped for the full 60 minutes.

A strong start from the throw in from Anna Kearney helped get All Saints on the board early and Sianeese Maybin scored a couple of great points to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Catriona Quigley along with Kearney and Roisin Ward were keeping the Saints forwards busy, wining possession at midfield and delivering quick ball into the willing forwards.

With Kelly, Maybin and McAleese linking well Saints should probably have been further ahead but amongst the scores there was also some wasted opportunities. The second half continued in the same vein with the Saints half back line winning possession time and again and starting some lovely counter attacking football.

The scores were harder to come by though and St Galls defended superbly at times to force the Saints forwards to recycle and show some patience which they did to keep the points coming. Young Lucy McGuigan was introduced for All Saints and got her name on the scoreboard within 60 seconds with a well taken point.

 On the night it was A good solid display by the All Saints girls, Brianna Cushenan had a really impressive outing in goals with secure handling and accurate kick outs. The defence was secure throughout with the 2 Molly’s and Niamh McMahon keeping things tight at the back.

A strong midfield showing meant the forwards had lots to work with on the night and Emma Laverty and Cara Hackett also got through a lot of work in the half forward line turning the ball over on numerous occasions.

 Maybin, McAleese and Kelly linked well and got some lovely scores but will know they also had a few opportunities that went begging.

All Saints: Brianna Cushenan Molly Brady Niamh McMahon Mollie O Brien (Aine Kearney) Wiktoria Babuszewska Sinead McLaughlin Katie Connolly(Captain) Anna Kearney Catriona Quigley Emma Laverty (Celine Hasson) Laura McAleese Cara Hackett(Lucy McGuigan) Roisin Ward Marnie Kelly Sianeese Maybin

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