Everything was perfect except the end scoreline in this EWFL League Cup game.
A large crowd turned up to cheer on the Liffeybank Women's team in their first home game of the season against a very strong and experienced Enniskerry YC team. It didn't take the visitors long to get into their stride as they were two goals up within the first ten minutes. Liffeybank steadied the ship somewhat and had a few changes of their own through Alex Carey and Amy Tully. The young home side were then caught on the break and let in another two goals in quick succession before the end of the first half. To their great credit the heads never dropped, Kirsten Hart, Sarah Scully and Tully again all went close before Enniskerry piled on the pressure mid-way through the second half to ratchet up the scoreline before the end adding another three goals.
This was a tough baptism of fire for the St.Catherine's Park outfit but one that will hold to them as the season progresses. There were loads of positives, despite the score the home girls played till the end with determination and no lack of skill. So good is the atmosphere in the squad that nineteen players turned up for training on the following Wednesday, with dedication like this it won't be long before results start to go the way of "The Town" girls.
Next up will be one of Ireland's oldest clubs in Frankfort next Monday away in Martin Savage Park, Ashtown.