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Lillies Back to Winning Ways   26/02/2018

Lidl NFL D3 Rd4 in Hawkfield

Kildare v Longford

Referee Des McEnery (Westmeath)

H/T Kildare 4.07 Longford 0.03

F/T Kildare 5.16 Longford 0.05

Kildare bounced back this afternoon from their Rd 3 defeat at the hands of Wexford to record a comfortable win over Longford in Hawkfield. Roisin Byrne Kildare's top scorer in their league campaign to date gave an outstanding display and finished the game as leading scorer with a tally of 2.04.  

Longford started Bright and opened the scoring with a point from Aoife Darcy but this was quickly cancelled out with a fine point from Grace Clifford. In an amazing three minute spell, Kildare netted 3 goals in succession, through Byrne, Clifford and Dowling that had the person controlling the scoreboard keeping his fingers busy. Byrne netted her 2nd goal and Kildare's fourth with a shot that deceived the Longford keeper by just dipping under the crossbar at the last second. Both sides traded points. Wosser on her first start between the sticks for Kildare ensured to keep her goals intact as she was called upon to fist a high dropping goalward bound shot over the bar. It was the home side taking a commanding lead at the break to lead 4.07 to 0.03.

Free takers were called into action in the earlier exchanges of the 2nd half with Kildare's Byrne and Dowling on the button and not to be outdone Longfords Emer Heaney and Aoife Darcy matching them. A yellow card shown to Eadaoin Connolly & Molly Price didn't deter the home side from inflicting more damage on the visitors. More points followed and a late goal from Siobhan O Sullivan and a Jean Miley point left Kildare with the win on a full-time score of Kildare 5.16 Longford 0.05

Kildare can be pleased with their display and Team manager Daniel Moynahan said "It was a good team performance from the starting 15 to those girls that came on from the subs bench. The team have loads of potential and are starting to show signs of the style of football he and his management team want them to play". Longford having won promotion last year from Div 4 have found this division tough going. They put in a  battling and spirited performance and can take plenty of positives into their remaining game's.

Kildare are on the road for the remainder of their campaign and will be up against a Meath side next weekend that has shown plenty of scoring prowess. Hold on to your seats because next weekend in Dunganny it promises to be a rollercoaster of a game.

Kildare team.Aoife Wosser,Shauna Kendrick,Amy Horan,Rose Mernagh,Louise Scully,Caoimhe Keoghegan, Michelle Curley,Trina Duggan,Aisling Curley,Eadaoin Connolly,Roisin Byrne(CPT) 2.04 (2f),Grace Clifford (1.02),Ellen Dowling (1.04)(3f), Siobhan o Sullivan (1.02), Mikaela Mckenna (0.01)

SubsMolly Price for Mikaela McKenna,Claire Sullivan for Michelle Curley, Jean Milley (0.01) for Ellen Dowling, Dervla Mcginn for Caoimhe Keoghegan, Rachel Cribbin for Rose Mernagh,Aine Nash for Eadaoin Connolly, Laura Quigley for Aisling Curley, Shannon Doheny for Siobhan o Sullivan, Niamh Sinnott (0.01) for Grace Clifford.

Longford team: Monica Bannon,Niamh Darcy,Leanne Keegan, Maria Kelleher, Catriona Moore, Aisling Cosgrove, Mairead Moore(CPT),Mairead Reynolds (0.02),Emer Heaney (0.01F), Niamh Feeney, Emer O Brien, Aoife Darcy (0.02), Aisling Greene, Sarah Reynolds, Laura Burke.

Subs used: Zoe Gallagher for Aisling Cosgrove, Ikeya Collins for Leanne Keegan