Dundalk as it Happens
Dundalk FC Girls U16s hit Malahide for six
Dundalk FC Girls U16s claimed their first win of the new MGL 16A League season with an impressive 6-0 victory over Malahide at Oriel Park at the weekend.
After a disappointing defeat in their opening game, the girls worked hard over the last two or three weeks to improve on their performance and it paid off against the Dublin side.
They had Malahide on the back foot from the off and on seven minutes Caoimhe Crichton received an excellent pass which cut the visitors defence apart before finishing well to make it 1-0.
Ayo Adesanya then doubled the lead three minutes later before making it 3-0 on 20 minutes.
It remained 3-0 at the break but within two minutes of the restart Crichton made it 4-0.
Dundalk were now well on top with Beth Hughes and Crichton controlling the midfield along with Seona Halligan, while Aoife Byrne and Andrea Stewart were a constant threat on the wings.
Dundalk’s fitness told in the closing stages as they added two further goals late on. A corner from Hughes was headed to the net on 85 minutes by Kerry-Ann Darcy before Crichton completed her hat-trick in the 90th minute to secure a resounding win for her side.
Dundalk: Rachel Mullen, Katie Moran, Bronagh Mulholland, Rebecca Lambe Fagan, Kerry-Ann Darcy, Aoife Byrne, Andrea Stewart, Caoimhe Crichton, Beth Hughes, Ayo Adesanya, Seona Halligan and Caoibheann Brady