Date: 2017-08-15Code: Ladies FootballAge Category: Intermediate ChampionshipVenue: AshbourneThrow in time: 8pmDunboyne V: Ashbourne Starting 15: Alison O\'Sullivan Claire barker Emma O\'byrne Rachel Mcdermott Beibhin Hickey Annie Moffatt Niamh Williams Amy Coyne Julie Kavanagh Dee Blayney Shelly Melia Alison Jones Aisling Flynn Vikki Wall Aoife Thompson Half Time Score: 2-4 to 1-9 Ashbourne Full Time Score: 2-10 to 2-13 Ashbourne Scorers: Aoife thompson 0-6, vikki was Sl 2-2, alison jones 0-1, aisling Flynn 0-1Subs Used: Katie Berrmingham for Julie Kavanagh
Amy Brrmingham for Rachel Mc DermottTalking Points: This was the 5 game of the group series for the inter championship
After 4 comprehensive wins Ashbourne inflicted our first championship loss in a thrilling game played in very good conditions.
Ashbourne opened the first half very strongly playing with a slight breeze they hit their stride immediately and raced in to a 6-1 lead.
Dunboyne settled into the game and with the help of a Vikki Wall goal got back on terms.
The powerful running of Ashbourne continued to cause problems for dunboyne along with the accuracy in taking scores.
Late in the 2nd half we lost Julie Kavanagh to a leg injury.
Vikki struck for our 2nd goal just before the break to leave us 2 pts down at half time.
We started the 2nd half in positive fashion and got level quickly and then got our noses in front.
However ashbourne resoponded well and the game entered a frantic 15 mins or so.
We had Dee Blayney yellow carded but even down to 14 we fought hard and played good football as did ashbourne
Alison pulled off an excellent save from what looked like a goal for Ashbourne, but their continued pressure did lead to a goal putting 3 points between the teams.
We continued to press forward and in the closing minutes hit the cross bar twice to be denied goals and ultimately a draw.
The girls will take a lot from this game, and with 2 games remaining are well positioned for semi final place