Wednesday 30th June 2021
Niwfa Div 4
Ambassadors Ladies 1-4 22nd Ladies
A it of a trip to Craigavon to take on Ambassadors and this week and we were without our faithful Leader Kirker. He was washing his hair. Not to worry as Vicky and Jimmy stepped up to manage the team. Although taking a managerial role Angry Vicky may have had too make an appearance…
Ambassadors started strong, but Nicole was quick off her line and making herself big. Winning the ball but taking a knee to the face. With her busted lip she soldiered on. 10 mins later Ambassadors got their first goal.
Heads stayed up and with a whole team effort we continued to push forward. Kelly placed the ball perfectly and Caroline Crossett was through, she couldn’t miss and she didn’t! 1-1 we had evened the playing field before half time.
If Carlsberg did half time talks… it would have been this one! Tactics discussed and subs warmed up, we were ready to go back on.
Olivia completely took their Number 3 out of the game, stuck to her like glue and took the ball off her every time. A great ball placed by Tanya gave Courtney the perfect opportunity to get on score sheet, but wait Kelly comes out of nowhere and takes the shot. 2-1 22ndLadies!
We pressured the keeper and their back line continuously, causing them to make mistake and give away a free kick from a very scoreable 20 yard distance. Only one girl for it, the Captain Katrina Montgomery. She missed. She fired it straight at the face of an Ambassadors player, that will teach them for hurting my friends lip she quietly thought to herself.
Katrina quickly redeemed herself after a great ball over the top from Caroline she was in. She didn’t miss that time. 3-1
A ball disagreement was quickly settled by ‘Manager’ Vicky in a very cool, calm and collected way and play continued.
Ambassadors fought back, but the back four held their line and caught them offside. A tense moment when Nicole seemed to be stuck to the spot, watching the ball dribble along the line. Is it a bird, is it a plane… no its Super Abbie, who swooped in and saved the day.
Katrina’s next shot was saved by the keeper, only for her to spill the ball. Caroline quickly swiped it up and put it in the back of the net. 4-1
Charlotte battled in midfield until her tank was empty and bladder full, off to the bushes her went. Step up the Dark Destroyer, Emma! She had one job, sit in midfield and cause havoc. She did that for a solid 20 mins and the Ref blew his whistle for full time.
N.Moore J.Spence A.Mawhinney A.Martin O.McKee C.Hughes V.Marshall C.Borland C.Crossett K.Wrey K.Montgomery
T.Bonner M.McConnell E.Travers C.Rainey
Thursday 16th May 2019
Thursday 2nd May 2019
Thursday 25th April 2019
NIWFA Div 3
22nd Ladies 1-6 Shamrock Ladies
Well the time has come for the first league game of the season for the ladies. After being suitably threatened to win the game after manager Kirker had cut, rolled and marked pitch that day. If all his efforts were in vain then they would pay at training 😈.
The ladies kicked off and started strongly by putting Shamrock off their stride. The game was quite even and Jo was called to make a good save sticking out her right foot to deflect a shot wide. At the other end a good through ball found Kerri through on goal but unfortunately her powerful shot was straight at the Shamrock keeper. Shamrock started to press the 2's and Jo raced off her line to force the Shamrock striker to snatch at her shot which Ashley cleared away. Jo took a kick to avery sensitive spot in this action to which someone was hear say thatll stop anymore babies fir a while. Jo then made a great diving save to her right to keep the scores level. As the half wore on Shamrock were growing frustrated and the 2's were growing in confidence, Carly was everywhere in midfield while Tanya boaked her guts up (what was she eating 👀). The back 3 looked solid and the wing backs were doing a super job pegging back the Shamrock wingers. Unfortunately a dodgy looking offside allowed the Shamrock striker to break free and chip the stranded Bill-Jo, 1-0 Shamrock. The girls battled on and Kerri won a free kick in a dangerous position. Up stepped Tanya (manger was overheard shes the one she will pick out the top bag) to hit the promising set play....but wait she spotted a squirrel in the trees 40 foot about the goal and tried to kill it ! Manager with a red face and possibly the worse free kick in history ! The game flowed back and forth with Jo making another save deflecting a goal bound effort behind for a corner. Shamrock swung in a great corner just under the bar and their Centre back nodded it home, 2-0 Shamrock. The girls battled away to the half and were unfortunate not to get a goal back.
The girls were told at half time more of the same keep battling, fighting and believe in yourselves and theres a result to be had. Also to look out for the keeper as she was always off her line and to try and dip her.
They started sluggish but got into it and again the game was pretty even afair. Unfortunately Shamrock nicked a goal when we switched off a bit to make it 3-0. Young Caitlin making her debut looked Sharpe in midfield and when the Shamrock keeper sliced a clearance to her whole out of her area Caitlin went for it. Her goal bound shot took a deflection and wrong footed the keeper to finish up in the net, 3-1. This lifted the 22nd and they continued to work hard none more so than the 2 wing backs and Carly who was everywhere. The 2's continued to defend stubbornly with Alannah, Ashley and Olivia defending very well. Shamrock broke through on the left and Jo diving to her left made a super one handed save to keep the 2's in the game. But Shamrock got another when Jo got distracted looking at some big lad and misjudged the bounce to gift Shamrock their fourth. Some poor defending for the first time in the game allowed Shamrock to tap home a 5th. Kirker took pitty on Tanya withdrawing her before there was any more boaking on his beautifully cut pitch. Caitlin then had to be withdrawn because of injury and Sam because she was knackered (needs to learn to suck it up better). Shamrock got in down the left again and a good finish in the far corner made it 6 for the night for Shamrock. Shamrock deserved their victory but 22nd can take a lot of positives out of tonight especially with so many new players to the game performing so well.
BJ. Kitson O.Mckee A.Mawhinney A.Marshall C.Ferguson S.Lloyd C.Payne C.Kennedy T.Bonner K.Moore D.Smyth
V.Thompson N.Truesdale K.Stewart C.Kirkpatrick D.McDowell
Sunday 4th November 2018
IFA Futsal League
Shankill Leisure Centre
22nd Ladies 8-1 Queens Ladies
The game started with the 22nd on the front foot against new team Queens and it wasn’t long before a long range effort from Ashley found the back of the Queens net, 1-0 22nd. Queens tried hard to stem the flow off the 22nd but a real pile driver from jade doubled the 2’s lead(she even managed to keep her top on). Ashley then broke through to slot home and make it 3-0, before Katrina missed a golden opportunity to make it 4. Olivia off the bench scored with a neat finish to make it 4-0 and the same player was on hand to put the 22nd 5-0 in-front. Alannah worked hard with happy feet Tanya at the back to keep Queens out but right on half time they pulled a goal back to make it 5-1 at the break.
The 22nd started the second half brightly and Katrina sized up a shot but decided to try and break open the emergency exit (some-one was heard to shout shoot next time). Carly then after a lot of hard work got her reward when she finished beautifully into the far corner to make it 6-1. Katrina with some nice foot work then managed to squeeze the ball in at the near post to make it 7. Shortly after Jade hit home the 8th goal to seal a good victory for the ladies. There was still time for Vicky to make a superb reaction save and Tanya happy feet to get her feet cut off at the Knees, though she did make the most of it (Neymar). Chloe showing some great energy was looking to get her first goal but unfortunately it wasn’t to come.
- Wednesday 27th June 2018
- NIWFA North Div 2Antrim ForumChimney Corner Ladies 11-5 22nd LadiesAfter a two week break the ladies travelled to Antrim to play Chimney Corner in scorching heat. The game kicked off and very early some poor defending saw the ladies down 2-0. They picked themselves up and a good run by Katrina and cross saw Lauren with what looked like a simple finish. But with sleeves and shirts rolled up to her oxters they must have nipped her at the crucial moment and she fluffed her lines. Unfortunately for the 2's Chimney Corner broke away and got a third. Some neat play in midfield released Katrina. As she raced through clear on goal she just over ran the ball sending it through to the keeper. At the other end Gina made a good stop to keep it respectable at this early stage. The ref called a halt 20 mins in for a water break. This gave the 22nd manager a chance to give them a right roasting for an abysmal display.The girls came out and a nice through ball released Katrina and this time she raced clear and thumped the ball home to make it 3-1. Minutes later with Katrina off the pitch heaving up her guts (morning sickness was mentioned by knocked up Jo) Lauren raced clear and finished to make it 3-2 to put the ladies back in it. The ladies really started to turn the screw and a corner from Tanya was met by Sam who headed the ball goal ward only to see the keeper make a great save and tip it onto the bar. Katrina then flattened the keeper trying to get the rebound. Unfortunately the equaliser wouldn't come and Chimney Corner knocked in another 3 before the half to make it 6-2 at half time.The second half saw the ladies come out and work very hard and defend a lot better. Ashley making some great challenges and clearances. Unfortunately Chimney Corner scored another 2 goals to go 8-2 up. The ladies rallied and Lauren using her pace got in behind again and again finished very well to make it 8-3. This sparked chimney corner back to life and they scored another 3 goals in quick succession. The ref called another water break and the ladies were told to go out play football and enjoy the last 20mins.They did that and it wasn't long before a good throw from Natasha saw Katrina slip in Carly who finished calmly into the far corner, 11-4. Minutes later Tanya and Katrina played a nice one two and with Katrina beating two players she slotted home to make it 11-5. Natasha with all her hard work almost got the goal she deserved but she caught her shot to well and saw it hit the side net. Claire, Vicky and Rebekah all came on and made great impacts. To their credit the ladies battled to the end in terrible heat. FT 11-5.G.Keenan A.Mawhinney J.Spence O.McKee L.Keatings N.Baird C.Payne L.Smyth T.Bonner S.Lloyd K.MontgomerySubsN.Moore C.Kirkpatrick V.Thompson R.Maguire
Thursday 7th June 2018
Wednesday 9th May 2018
- Friday, 4th May 2018NIWFA South 2Sally GardensSt. Oliver Plunkett Ladies v 22nd LadiesThe match started on pretty even terms. The 2s were settling in well to their positions. No real chances made from the ladies in the opening minutes. Plunkett kept putting the ball out to their left and had some success when the midfielder cut in for one on one with the keeper. 1-0 Plunkett .The 2s couldn’t get into the game at this point and again plunket targeting our right hand side quickly made it 2-0.The girls never gave up and with some good work from Lauren on the left she was in on goal with a last ditch tackle from a plunket defender to take the ball away from her. After this plunket scored another 2 goals with half time approaching. 4-0 Plunkett .Half time brought around some changes. Vicky came off, jade moved in to central defence, Tanya dropped back and Courtney up in behind katrina. The 2s started the second half brightly.Some good work by Sam and Natasha on the left put Sam through one on one with the keeper but her shot was well held. With the 2s pushing up to find a breakthrough Plunkett found some luck on their right side and again cut through one on one and got a lucky goal against the run of play. 5-0 Plunkett .Lauren was still having some success on the left side and her crosses were being met but nothing to trouble the keeper with. Again, Plunkett broke up field and shot from outside the box and made it 6-0.The 2s kept pushing forward with Courtney, Sam and Katrina all having chances. Plunkett keeper saved well. Katrina hit the bar. The girls kept their heads up but it Just wasn’t our night. Onto the next match.Kitson Mawhinney Thompson Marshall McKee Spence Baird Lloyd Bonner Smyth MontgomerySUBS Hughes Stewart Trusdale Moore Kirkpatrick
22nd Ladies took part in IFA Street soccer Tournament at Valley 36.
The ladies kicked off against Belfast Ravens and with Gina making her debut in nets. A strike from 5 yards by Ashley settled the game 1-0 to the 22nd Ladies.
The second game saw a lot of pressure from 22nd but they couldn't break down Rosario Ladies and the game finished 0-0.
The third game saw Tanya strike twice either side of Laura's good finish to put the 22nd 3-0 up. Right at the end scuttle managed to eventually score to make it 4-0.
The last game saw the 22nd play against Belfast Swifts. This game was a more even a fair. But the 2's were unlucky not to get a winner when Lauren broke through down the left a couple of times only to see her efforts well saved by the Swifts keeper. Full time 0-0.
This was a great day rounded off with pizza for all provided by Street Soccer ! They were well received and a few ladies moved quicker to get the pizza than they did on the pitch. Not pointing any fingers at JO. A day were football was truly the winner.
Friday 24th November 2017
IFA Futsal competition Group
Shankill leisure centre
Chimney Corner Ladies 16-2 22nd Ladies
The game started brightly for the ladies with Katrina getting through on goal nearly from the kick off only to see her shot saved. Chimney Corner were given far to much time and space and as a result scored 5 goals without reply. Jo making a couple of good saves and young Caitlyn coming close to getting a goal back. Katrina eventually got a goal for her hard work with a lovely run and a nice finish to make it 5-1. At the back we looked shaky and 2 more goals before the half made it 7 despite the hard work of the ladies.
At HT the girls were told enjoy it, keep the ball better, play football and work harder.
The second half saw a couple of early goals for Chimney Corner and the heads dropped. Jo made a couple of good saves and 1 superb save touching a rocket of a shot onto the cross bar. Katrina got a second goal for the 22nd by meging the keeper. Natalie making her 22nd debut done well and worked hard. There was a few passages of some really nice football by 22nd. Keeping the ball and moving it well. Tasha nearly scored ehen she rose at the back post only to see her header well saved. But unfortunately it wasn't to be and Chimney Corner Ladies ran out comfortable winners.
There were positives for our ladies with two debutantes tonight in Natalie and Caitlyn doing well. Plus some nice football at times but as always it's about enjoying the game of football and our ladies definately do win loose or draw.
BJ.Kitson A.Mawhinney C.Payne K.Montgomery V.Thompson N.Baird K.Stewart N.Trusdale C.Taggart T.Bonner
Friday 17th November 2017
IFA Futsal competition Group
Shankill leisure centre
22nd Ladies 8-9 CSP Ladies
Back on home soil the 22nd faced a depleted CSP team with Vicky stepping into goals to help them out. The 2's got out of the blocks quickest and Katrina opened the scoring 1-0. Jo made a good save at the other end to keep us in front. Tasha shot wide before Katrina made it 2-0 finishibg from close range. Minutes later Katrina made it 3-0 22nd and the girls were of to a flyer or so it seemed. Some awful defending and to be fair good CSP play saw them score 3 quick fire goals to make it 3-3. CSP continued to move the ball well and 22nd were poor in marking and picking up runners which allowed cap to full advantage. They fired in another 3 before the half to make it 6-3 at HT.
Second half started and quickly CSP made it 7. The 22nd management were not pleased and urged their team for a response. A quick free quick by Olivia saw CSP keeper jump over the ball like a scalded cat 7-4. The girls got their tails up and Katrina fell on Top of dodgy Vicky to make it 7-5. Natasha made it 7-6 with a neat finish. 22nd thought they were level but Katrina had score direct from a kick in ruled out. Ball went down the other end and unfortunately Jo coul dnt keep it out to make it 8-6. Katrina got another to make it 8-7. The 2's pushed for an equaliser but it was CSP who scored again to make it 9-7. In the dieing minutes Katrina pulled it back again to make it 9-8. Unfortunately time ran out and CSP held on to win 9-8.
BJ.Kitson J.Spence O.Mckee N.Baird K.Montgomery T.Bonner C.Hughes K.Stewart
Friday 10th November 2017
IFA Futsal competition Group
Ballynahinch Ladies 8-4 22nd Ladies
Ladies travelled to Lisburn to play their second game v Ballynahinch in a very small Laurelhill community college. Both teams observed a minutes silence impeccably in Remembrance of sthose who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
The game started with the 2's on the front foot and pushing very hard to get the opening goal. The Ballynahinch keeper making a couple of good saves. It was a result of the pressure that Ballynahinch broke away twice to score in quick succession to go 2-0 up. The girls looked gutted as they had been very much on top. Unfortunately Ballynahinch added a third. Natasha making her debut got the girls going and after a few good efforts got a goal back by blasting home to make it 3-1. Ballynahinch scored a 4th and 5th but on came Sam to finish a good move nicely to make it 5-2. Right on half time Ballynahinch got their 6th. 6-2 HT.
Second half started as the first had with 22nd putting on the pressure but Ballynahinch broke away to make it 7. The girls responded and Katrina fired home a good angled shot to make it 7-3. Jade got a deserved goal when she slammed home to make it 7-4 and put 22nd in the hunt. The Ballynahinch keeper made a string of superb saves from nearly ever 22nd player to keep them in front. With Jo making a superb treble save at the other end and sweeping up well both keepers were excellent. Olivia had to leave play after a heavy tackle and unfortunately Ballynahinch scored and 8th to wrap up the points. But a super game to watch and very unfortunate not to take more from the game.
BJ.Kitson J.Spence A.Mawhinney C.Payne K.Montgomery V.Thompson N.Baird K.Stewart O.Mckee S.Lloyd
Friday 3rd November 2017
Ifa Futsal competition
Shankill Leisure centre
22nd Ladies 1-8 Chimney Corner Ladies
The ladies kicked off and win in seconds were a goal down to some poor defending. The girls rallied and Katrina came close on 3 occasions to draw level. Carly worked hard in middle and herself unlucky not to score. But Chimney Corner extended their lead to 2 then 3. Some good saves from jo kept the 2's in the game. Jade the rock was shooting from everywhere and was very unfortunate not to score. Scuttle came close but spun her shot wide. Tanya came on and tried to control play with her close control. But unfortunately just before the break Chimney Corner made it 4-0. Vicky decided to bull doze her way through and 3 50-50 tackles later she nearly made it. Laura was a hairs width of the far post with a good effort. HT 4-0 Chimney Corner.
The Ladies battled hard in the second half but unfortunately conceded a 5th. But a nice move and a good finish between the keepers legs by kaitlyn saw the 22nd score a much deserved goal, 5-1. Chimney Corner scored 3 more but Bill-jo was very good in goal making a string of saves as Did the Chimney Corner keeper from Katrina, Carly, Jade and Kaitlyn. Then finish result 8-1 did not reflect the game but chimney Corner were deserved winners.
BJ.Kitson J.Spence A.Mawhinney C.Payne K.Montgomery T.Bonner V.Thompson K.McCoubrey C.Hughes L.Keatings
Sunday 10th September 2017
East Belfast Ladies Tournament
22nd Ladies 0-0 Ballinahinch Ladies
The 2's not really warmed up properly were very sluggish to start with Ballinahinch making the early running. Eventually we started to get into the game and Katrina came close to opening the scoring. Jade made a good save with her face to keep scores level and scuttle showed some nice touches. Laura dine well at the back to keep the scores 0-0 and that's how it finished.
22nd Ladies 0-0 MidUlster Ladies
Both teams started well and Ashley moved to CM certainly helped to give the 2's more balance. Again Katrina came close to scoring squeezing a shot just wide. With Carly working hard up and down giving good options. Katelyn working hard with Laura to keep out MidUlster. Both teams battled hard but again 0-0.
22nd Ladies 0-0 Bangor Ladies
This was a hard fought game with both sides working hard and struggling to create openings. 22nd got a glimpse of goal but Katrina shot wide. Happy feet showed some nice skills and Jade punching clear well under pressure. But you guessed it finished 0-0.
Silver Cup Semi final
22nd Ladies 0-1 Newtown Ladies
The 2's started very well and quickly Katrina through on goal only to pull her shot wide. Seconds later scuttle through with the goal at her mercy and keeper down must have got distracted by that seagull again and back passed to the keeper. Katrina showed some nice feet but unfortunately blasted her shot of the bar. Britney was opening the wallet to try and buy a goal. The girls battled hard but just coul dnt get the break through. Unfortunately with penalties looming the very last seconds Newton broke through and finished past the brick. 1-0 Newtown
J.Spence K.Stewart L.Keatings S.Lloyd T.Bonner C.Hughes K.Montgomery A.Mawhinney C.Payne
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Thursday 15th June 2017
NIWFA North Div 2
Boys Model 3G
22nd Ladies 0-7 Shamrock Ladies
Kitson Stewart Spence Thompson Keatings Mawhinney Bonner Lloyd McBride Smith Montgomery
SUBS: Johnston McLaughlin