Published: Saturday, 08 October 2016 13:40
The senior ladies kicked-off the season with a comprehensive 2-0 victory over Deele College on Wednesday, 5th October. A fantastic team-worked goal finished by Shania McGonigle, and an own-goal were enough to see the ladies through. The scoreline may have read 2-0, but as Mourinho himself said this week, "It could have been 3-0 or 4-0 at half-time, 6-0 at the end of the game, but the result was 2-0; that's football". It was a real team performance from start to finish. CCS stopped Deele crossing the halfway line in the first half, with only a couple of opposition raids in the second. The squad can be proud of their performance as they look forward to their final group match next week against Milford. With news filtering through that local rivals Moville have pulled out of the competition, the girls are more focused than ever, believing that this is their year. If they can replicate a performance like Wednesday's next time out, they'll find themselves in another Ulster Semi-final.
Published: Thursday, 29 September 2016 13:58
CCS took all three points on a wet and blustery day in Carn (Wednesday, 28th September). Goals from Captain Kieran Farren and Cade Cooke gave CCS a well-deserved win against a very resolute Moville team.
CCS would have been out of sight by half-time but for the heroics of the Moville keeper who made four point-blank saves. He also commanded the box for a number of corners that must have easily been in double figures by the break. Moville had the crossbar to thank for keeping a long range effort from Jack Doherty out of the top corner.
Daniel Houghton was finally needed when a long clearance broke to a surprised Moville striker who shot low, but couldn’t beat the CCS keeper.
CCS made a number of changes at the break and picked up where they left off in the first half. Shots from Fionn McClure, Kieran Farren, and substitutes Pearce McCarron and Cade Cooke were all well saved.
The deadlock was finally broken with ten minutes to go - a long individual run from midfield by Farren was finished low past the keeper from a tight angle. Within two minutes, CCS had doubled their lead when Cade Cooke was slipped through the middle, finishing low past the keeper. It was a hard earned result, but was nothing less than the lads deserved having stuck to the game plan throughout. Well done all.
Team: Daniel Houghton (Pauric O’Donnell), Mikey Friel (Lorcan Bradley), Conor O’ Donnell, Ciaran Doherty, Lee McLaughlin (Nathan McKinney), Fionn McClure, Kieran Farren, Jake Harkin (Jordan McLaughlin), Corey McBride (Pearce McCarron/Sean McCrron), Jack Doherty (Anthony Doherty), Luke Rudden (Cade Cooke)