22nd Old Boys 

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2018

Friday 9th November 2018
IFA Futsal League 
Group A
Queens PEC 
22nd Ladies 0-4 St James Swifts 

The 2's wore poppies and observed a minutes silence in remembrance to all this who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom. 

The 22nd started their last group game before the split working hard to restrict St James and to try and force openings of our own. Both teams probed each other early without any success and it was Vicky in 22nd goals who made a good early save. At the other end Carly was unlucky not to find the net with the St James keeper saving well. Jade worked hard with Alannah and kept St James out. But unfortunately their resolve was broken and St James grabbed the opening goal just before the half, 1-0 St James. Tanya showed those good feet again sending a few to the shop, Chloe showing great pace, Danielle working hard and Laura showing great determination. But unfortunately we couldn't get a goal before the half. 1-0 HT.

Second have saw the ladies tire on the big pitch and Vicky coming to the rescue more than once. Unfortunately even she couldn't prevent St James grabbing a quick fire double to make it 3-0. The Ladies kept working trying to get a goal back but unfortunately the St James's keeper was there to stop the ladies getting their goal. All the ladies tried hard to the death but simply couldn't stop St James's getting their 4th to wrap up the game and win the group.

Sunday 4th November 2018

IFA Futsal League

Group A

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.


Friday 26th October 2018
IFA Futsal League 
Group A
Queens 
22nd Ladies 2-5 St Oliver Plunkett Ladies 

Ladies found themselves at a very big Queens pitch against a good SOPFC team. The Ladies started strongly moving the ball well and keeping procession but lacked that cutting edge. SOPFC had the same problem. It wasn't until some good build up play saw the ball break to Ashley and she fired home from distance, 1-0 22nd. The half was a very even contest and it was probably fair when SOPFC got an equaliser just before the break. 

Second half started and much the same, very even with both teams moving the ball well. After that initial opening spell SOPFC put together a couple of nice moves and were rewarded with 2 nice tram goals, 3-1 SOPFC. But credit to the Ladies they kept at it and got their reward with a deflected shot wrong footing the SOPFC keeper to make it 3-2 SOPFC. The Ladies pressed on and SOPFC nearly caught us on the break only for some good keeping by Vicky. This eventually proved our undoing as they caught us with two quick fire goals to make it 5-2 and wrap up the victory. 
Friday 19th October 2018 
IFA Ladies Futsal 
Group A
Shankill leisure centre 
22nd Ladies 0-5 Foyle Belles 

The ladies kicked off their Futsal season with quite a few players missing for various reasons. The Ladies started at a good tempo and for long periods the game was very even. Vicky made 2 very good saves to keep the 2's level. At the other end Lauren and Carly both came close forcing saves from the Foyle keeper. In the last minutes in the first half Foyle put together a nice one two which saw them through to open the scoring, 1-0 Foyle. Right at the death a superb effort by Tanya was well tipped over by the Foyle keeper. 1-0 HT.

Second half saw Foyle come out and get 3 quick goals to go 4-0 up. But credit to the Ladies they battled hard and made the Foyle keeper make another couple of good saves. At the other end with Vicky beaten it looked like another goal but somehow Ashley superbly tackled the Foyle striker with the net at her mercy. Vicky made another couple of very good saves and Lauren couldn't convert from close range with the Foyle keeper eventually beaten. Foyle grabbed a 5th to round off their victory but what was pleasing for the 2's was the way they kept going and the manor they passed the ball. 

V.Thompson O.McKee A.Mawhinney C.Payne L.Smyth T.Bonner C.Ferguson N.Truesdale
Thursday 23rd August 2018
NIWFA North Div 2
Clarendon 
22nd Ladies 2-3 St Oliver Plunkett Ladies 

The ladies last game of their season started with optimism and hope that the girls could get their first win. The opening exchanges were quite even with both teams looking to attack. The deadlock was broken when the 2's forced a corner. Tanya curled the corner in under the cross bar and the Plunkett keeper punched the ball into her own goal, 1-0 22nd. Tanya of course ran down the pitch doing that Deli Alli eye trick trying to claim it ! Own goal kid no matter how many tricks you try. The lead didn't last long as a shot from distance was saved by Gina but the rebound tapped home, 1-1. Minutes later Plunkett extended their lead when a through ball released their striker who finished well, 2-1 Plunkett. Things started to heat up a bit and Katrina turning the full back on half raced down the wing. The full backing not getting the free kick she wanted raced after Katrina and brought her down in the box, penalty to 22nd. There was then a bit of a tussle which saw 3 players shown red cards ! Lauren through all this kept her cool to slot home the penalty to equalise for the Ladies. A bit of reshuffling for both teams and Plunkett took full advantage to grab a third goal to go 3-2 up just before the break. The ladies tried but couldn't get back on terms before the half time whistle. 3-2 Plunkett HT.

Second half started again with both teams searching for another goal. Jade was strong at the back like she has been all year along with Ashley beside her. Lauren on her own up top worked hard and chased everything to try and get that equaliser. The game became a little scrappy and a midfield battle which Plunkett were edging. The 22nd tried to force a break through but it just wasn't coming. Courtney tried to release Lauren to utilise her pace but just couldn't find that killer ball. The referee brought the game to an early finish due to the light and so the end of the ladies second season. Full time 3-2, Plunkett 

G.Keenan A.Mawhinney V.Thompson J.Spence R.Maguire T.Bonner N.Baird C.Payne L.Smyth C.Hughes K.Montgomery 

Subs 
N.Truesdale O.McKee K.Stewart
Thursday 9th August 2018
NIWFA North Div 2
Clarendon 
22nd Ladies 0-8 Larne Ladies

Our first proper home game of the season saw us up against a very strong Larne team. Having got their first point last week the ladies hoped to cause an upset. The ladies kicked of with the 22nd on the attack from the very start. Katrina found herself clear but the Larne keeper saved well and Katrina couldn't convert the rebound. More 22nd pressure resulted in a corner which Tanya picked out Jade who headed towards goal only to see the Larne keeper dive to her right and make another good save. The keeper then thwarted Lauren as the 22nd kept up the pressure. Jade and Natasha were very good at the back holding the Larne strikers at bay. But lady luck turned on the 2's and a good through ball saw Larne winger through but Gina made a good save at her near post. Minutes later Larne took the lead when another through ball saw the Larne striker slip the ball past Gina as she rushed off her line. Larne then seized the initiative and put on some sustained pressure and scored a second from distance. In the fading minutes of the 1st have they added a third when 2's were caught sleeping from a corner and a shot was fired over Gina from corner of the box. 3-0 Larne at half time, the ladies were very unfortunate having dominated the first 30 minutes of the half. 

The second half saw Larne come out and assert their authority. They played some nice football and added a further 2 quick goals to take a firm grip on The game. To be fair the 22nd Ladies continued to fight and battle hard but couldn't break down a resolute Larne defence. Jade, Ashley, Courtney and Rebekah all worked very hard at the back and midfield to try and restrict Larne. Katrina had to be withdrawn due to a tight hamstring and Ibiza bender syndrome.  With the Ladies tiring Larne ran in another 3 goals to make it 8. Gina making a good point blank save from a header kept it at 8. Samantha received a horrible tackle at the end but managed to battle on as all subs were used. Again credit has to go to the Ladies who battled right to the end and never gave up. We go into our last game v St Oliver Plunkett Ladies in 2 weeks in the hope of getting our first win of the season. FT 8-0 Larne.

G.Keenan A.Mawhinney J.Spence R.Mcguire N.Baird C.Payne L.Smyth T.Bonner S.Lloyd K.Montgomery C.Hughes.

Subs 
K.Stewart C.Kirkpatrick N.Truesdale L.Keatings
Thursday 2nd August 2018
NIWFA North Div 2
Valley V36 4G 
Carnmoney Athletic Ladies 3-3 22nd Ladies 

The game started with Carnmoney on the front foot playing some nice football and making the 2's chase. The ladies started to get a foot hold in the game but that's when disaster struck a mistake saw the striker through but Gina made a very good point blank save only to see the rebound bundled home, 1-0 Carnmoney. Within minutes a mistake in midfield saw a nice pass release the Carnmoney left winger who finished past the advancing Gina, 2-0. The ladies rallied and Katrina raced clear only to hit the keeper with her finish. As luck would have it Carnmoney went down the other end and won a dubious corner. This was crossed in and Carnmony striker headed it goal bound.... Natasha on the post looked to stop it but she couldn't decide if she was gonna eat it or caress it and it finished up in the net, 3-0. At this point Britney lost the plot on the side line threatening fire and brimstone unless the ladies pulled it together. Pull it together they did, a great through ball released Lauren who finished superbly into the far corner, 3-1. The 22nd were very much on top but couldn't find another goal before the half. 3-1 HT.

Few home truths and a change at half time to the team. Saw the ladies flying out of the blocks and Lauren capitalising on a mistake to make it 3-2 at the second attempt. Within minutes a lovely ball round Katrina who raced clear and cleverly beat the keeper to equalise, 3-3. The ladies were playing some lovely stuff and the back four were superb with jade, Vicky, Ash and Rebekah winning everything. Sub Scuttle was having an impact with some nice footwork and lovely through balls. One of which saw Katrina away only for her to fluff her lines. Minutes later Carnmoney had the ball in the net but was ruled out for offside. The game was a real don't end to end with both teams wanting the points. A good effort from the edge of the box was superbly pushed round the post by the diving Gina to keep the scores level. At 5he other end Kinky Kat bewitched the defenders and put it on a plate for Laurens hat-trick, but she fluffed her lines with the net at her mercy. Back to the other end and a mix up at the back saw Carnmoney with ball in the net but yet again offside. 22nd made another change and within minutes Olivia was presented with an opportunity from the edge of the box but unfortunately scuffed her shot wide. Jade at the back was superb winning everything that was threw at her (midfield no chance). With both teams right to the death going for it the ref decided enough was enough. What an advert for ladies football, a cracking game right to the end and our first point of the year. 

G.Keenan A.Mawhinney V.Thompson J.Spence R.Mcguire N.Baird C.Payne L.Smyth T.Bonner S.Lloyd K.Montgomery 

Subs 
C.Kirkpatrick K.Stewart L.Keatings O.McKee C.Hughes
Thursday 19th July 2018
NIWFA North Div 2
Boys Model 3G
22nd Ladies 4-6 Chimney Corner Ladies

Another warm evening saw the 22nd play one of the title contenders at our last game at Mounty. The 2's kicked the game off and started very well, putting a lot of pressure on the CC defence and an early chance saw Lauren fire just wide of the near post from the edge of the box. The ladies defended superbly and the midfield worked very hard. The 2's took the lead when Tanya  drifted a lovely free kick over the CC back line were Katrina finished superbly to put the 2's 1-0 up. Within minutes the 22nd were 2-0 up when Lauren sent clear by Tanya made no mistake, finishing neatly. CC were shocked buy the 22nd Ladies were playing very well. CC got a goal back when a poor clearance caused chaos on the 22nd box and the ball was forced home to make it 2-1. But the ladies were to keep battling and another Tanya through ball saw Katrina race clear and thump the ball in to make it 3-1. Cc came back at the 2's putting them under a lot of pressure but with Vicky and Jade leading the tough rear guard they looked solid. Natasha and Tanya worked well in midfield and a ball from Tanya led to Katrina being fouled on the half way. Her quick thinking taking the free kick quickly set Lauren away who opened her body up to bend the ball round the keeper and into the far corner, 4-1 22nd ! CC came again and piled on the pressure. The ladies tried to hang onto their 3 goal cushion to the half but a cracking cross from the right saw the CC striker take the ball down and finish calmly, 4-2. 22nd thought they had a fifth when a nice free kick from Tanya was volleyed home by Katrina only to be harshly ruled out for offside. The half came to a close with the 2's firmly in control.

Second half started with 22nd under a lot of pressure but the back four defended very well. Everything that was threw at them, they blocked, tackled or headed away. Gina in goals made a couple of good saves and the ladies looked dangerous on the break. Samantha twice was flattened by the CC keeper who was quickly off her line to stop Sam with last ditch tackles. Katrina and Lauren both came close to hatricks only for Lauren to poke wide and the CC keeper to block well from a corner. Going into the last 10mins and the ladies still looked comfortable, then disaster struck ! 4 goals for CC in 7 or 8 chaotic minutes saw the game turned on it's head. No-one could believe what they were seeing but from 4-2 down CC found themselves 6-4, how I will never know. Right at the end Katrina saw a good effort tipped round the post by the CC keeper diving to her right. Full time 6-4 Chimney Corner.

G.Keenan A.Mawhinney V.Thompson J.Spence R.Mcguire N.Baird T.Bonner S.Lloyd C.Payne L.Smyth  K.Montgomery

Subs
N.Moore O.McKee N.Truesdale
Thursday 5th July 2018
NIWFA North Div 2
Marrowbone park
Shamrock Ladies 4-3 22nd Ladies

This was to be our third meeting with Shamrock and what a game it was to be. The 22nd kicked off and from the outset put Shamrock under a lot of pressure. Tanya and Natasha winning the midfield battle provided the platform for Katrina and Lauren to press forward. While the 22nd had a lot of possession and Shamrock pinned in their own half the ladies couldn't find a way through their stubborn defence. Some great last ditch defending from Shamrock kept Sam and Katrina out. Then wouldn't you know it after battering them for 20 minutes Shamrock break away and slide the ball past Gina to go 1-0 up.
Gina stopped a second goal when she raced out to clear her lines. Though minutes later one can only call it a blonde moment, she walked outside the box with ball in hand. The free kick was curled wide. Minutes late Katrina almost levelled when some nice play between her and Sam saw Karina fire a good effort towards goal only to the Shamrock keeper make a great flying stop. From a set play the ball fell to Lauren who saw her shot rebound of the post. Then you guessed it Shamrock broke away and to be fair scored a good second with a nice finish from the edge of the box, 2-0.
The ladies then had a moment of brilliance when Katrina turned superbly in the box and fired home in the near corner, 2-1.
This really got the ladies going and minutes later they were level when Lauren fired a shot from the edge of the box through the Shamrock keeper to level the scores, 2-2. What a half of football.

The second half saw the ladies come out strong and a powerful run by Katrina saw her hauled down inside the box. The ref had no hesitation and pointed to the spot. Katrina dusted herself down and stepped up to slot home the penalty  3-2 22nd.
You could sense the confidence in the team. The back four playing well with jade, Vicky, Ash and Rebekah all battling hard. The midfield four of Sam, Carly, Natasha and Tanya worked tirelessly and kept trying to release the 2 strikers. The Shamrock equaliser came from a mix up in the 22nd defence when there was enough round it to eat it but somehow the ball finished up in the net 3-3.
Then heart break, a misjudged pass saw the Shamrock striker through on goal and she made no mistake to put Shamrock 4-3 up.
One of the highlights for the crowd was when Natasha threw a water bottle back to the line and it burst open soaking the poor 22nd manager. Though there was to be karma as shortly after when there had been no rain for weeks a cloud appeared over Natasha and near drowned her. The 22nd introduced Courtney to try and add some legs to midfield in an effort to get the equaliser. Shamrock almost extended their lead only for Gina to react superbly and stick out a leg and deflect the ball into the post. Shamrock looking to kill off the game saw a free kick well saved by Gina. The 2's tried to push on to get an equaliser but they just couldn't find a way through and feeling they should of had something from the game had to settle for another defeat. But plenty of positives for next week. FT 4-3 Shamrock.

G.Keenan A.Mawhinney V.Thompson J.Spence R.Mcguire N.Baird C.Payne L.Smyth T.Bonner S.Lloyd K.Montgomery

Subs
N.Moore C.Kirkpatrick N.Truesdale C.Hughes
  • Wednesday 27th June 2018
  • NIWFA North Div 2
    Antrim Forum
    Chimney Corner Ladies 11-5 22nd Ladies

    After 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.Montgomery

    Subs
    N.Moore C.Kirkpatrick V.Thompson R.Maguire
Thursday 14th June 2018
NIWFA North Div 2
Boys Model 3G
22nd Ladies 2-9 Shamrock Ladies

From the outset, Shamrock knocked the ball around well in the middle of the park, looking for gaps and stretching the opposition with their pace on the wings and in attack. They almost went ahead right at the start, when the ball was played from the back to winger Caiomhe McTasney, who beat a defender and passed to Cliodhna Pettigrew, but her first time shot was saved by goalkeeper Gina Keenan.

However the 22nd defence ws coming under a lot of pressure, with every clearance just coming back at them in the form of another attack. The deadlock was broken in the 10thminute, when McTasney again played it through, this time to Eimear Campbell and she fired a shot low into the corner under pressure to open the scoring for her team.

22ndwere nearly handed a golden opportunity in the 17thminute, when a poor kick from keeper Demi Kinghan fell to forward Natasha Baird but the keeper recovered well to save from a tight angle.

She was then able to start a counter attack by playing the ball quickly upfield, with midfielder Nikita O'Neill picking it up and spraying a great pass out to McTasney on the wing. She cut insde from the and cured in a cross come shot the evaded Keenan and arrowed straight into the top corner for 2-0.

Shamrock quickly added another two minutes later when Pettigrew beat the offside trap and calmly slotted in to te bottom corner to make it 3-0.

22ndcame close in the 25thminute when Baird hit a cross that Kinghan could only get a hand to, but couldn't hold watching as it dropped just wide of the post when it could so easily have gone anywhere.

They kept trying to play when the got the ball in opposition half though, and they got their reward on 35 minutes when Carly Payne drove into the box but was upended by a late shamrock tackle. Midfielder Courtney Hughes stepped up and made no mistake, firing high past Kinghan to give her team a lifeline and make the score 3-1.

There were frther chances before half time for both Pettigrew and McTasney, with the former hitting the bar with a delightful lob, but neither team were able to add to their tallys before the break.

The 2ndhalf began with 22nd back in the game and trying to make their mark on proceedings, but the quick counter attack of Shamrock was always a threat and it didnt take long for Pettigrew to add another, beating the line and again firing low in the 53rdminute for her second of the night.

The 5th came shortly after in the 60th minute when Nikita O'Neill fired low acorss her body into the bottom corner when under pressure from the defence, before she added a 6th when Pettigrew set her up to curl a great effort into the far post.

It was a moment to remember for defender Chanice Smylie in the 76th minute, when she scored her first ever goal for the club, as she hit the ball over a defender, turned and hit a lob towards goal that Keenan could only get a hand to but couldn't keep out.

Nikita O'Neill, a constant threat on the ball, the set up sister Danielle O'Neill to fire in the 8thbefore Lauren Smyth pulled one back for the hosts with a great finish after beating the offside trap.

The final goal of the evening came just before the final whistle when Nikita O'Neill completed her hatrick with a 35 yard free kick that Keenan misjudged as it sneaked in just insdie the post.

This win will undoubtedly boost Shamrock as they go into their next game against St Oliver Plunkett, while 22nd have a tough game aganst 2nd place Chimney Corner.

G.Keenan A.Mawhinney V.Thompson O.McKee N.Truesdale S.Lloyd R.Maguire N.Baird C.Payne L.Smyth C.Hughes

Subs
L.Keatings K.Stewart N.Moore

Thursday 7th June 2018

NIWFA North Div 2 League Cup Quarter-Final
Marrowbone park
Shamrock Ladies 7-0 22nd Ladies

The ladies playing in the cup this week in blistering hot conditions at the bone. The 2's kicked off playing from left to right and had quite a bit of early procession. Both teams probed at each other but it was 22nd who started the better without testing the Shamrock keeper. Against the run of play a nice ball over the top saw the Shamrock no9 race clear down the left.  She delivered a great cross and the Shamrock centre forward finished from close range, 1-0 Shamrock. The 2's tried to ralley and had some joy down the right but the Shamrock defence held firm. As the 2's pressed again Shamrock broke away again down the left and the no.9 raced away. She fired a great shot into the near top corner giving Jo no chance, 2-0. The 22nd tried to ralley and forced a corner. Tanya put in a great cross and with Sam stooping to head just wide. Minutes later Tanya fired a great effort from 25 yards but the keeper made a good save. Tasha worked hard in midfield, Vicky and Olivia looked solid at the centre of defence. The 2's pressed on but again caught on the break down the Shamrock right this time. The winger put in a great cross and the Shamrock no.9 was there to slam the ball home, 3-0. Just before half time Shamrock got their forth when they scored a header from a corner. 4-0 HT.

A few harsh words on passing at half time and the girls came out the second half playing a bit better. Shamrock steadily upped the pressure and Bill-jo was caught dreaming about pizza when the Shamrock striker nipped in in front of her to slide the ball home, 5-0. Minutes later Jo must have been thinking about desert when a long range shot hit the bar, hit her, went up in the air and credit to Jo. She reacted fastest putting aside her cravings to gather the ball. Shamrock added a sixth with 10 minutes to go. The girls showed some great spirit and sub Rebekah turned in the box but unfortunately saw her shot well saved. Late on Shamrock got a 7th when Jo was beaten at her near post. The ladies battled to the death but just couldn't get the goal. Full time 7-0 Shamrock

BJ.Kitson A.Mawhinney J.Spence V.Thompson O.McKee N.Baird T.Bonner S.Lloyd L.Smyth C.Hughes C.Payne

Subs
N.Truesdale N.Moore K.Stewart L.Keatings R.Maguire

Thursday 31st May 2018
NIWFA North Div 2
Boys Model 3G 
22nd Ladies 1-5 Carnmoney Athletic Ladies 

Our first home game saw us up against league leaders Carnmoney at our temporary home Boys Model 3G. The game was to be played in brillant sunshine and very hot conditions. 

The game kicked off and the young Carnmoney team got the ball down and knocked it about nicely. The 22nd battled hard to get into the game but got caught in procession to often. The Carnmoney left winger was very quick and looked very dangerous getting through early only for Natasha to make a good save. At the other end Scuttle worked hard doing with Rebekah but found getting through the Carnmoney back line very difficult. Eventually the pace of the left winger saw her beat two players through on goal and finish well beyond the diving Natasha, 1-0 Carnmoney. Olivia and Vicky battled hard at the back along with Carly and Ashley. Ashley was superb against the quickest player on the pitch. Natasha was called on again to make another fine save. Lauren and Tanya started to get a foot hold in midfield and tried to bring Sam and Natalie into the game. A foul on the 22nd right saw Tanya float in a great free kick. Scuttle had her effort saved by the keeper but Sam sneaked in round the back post to slam the ball home, 1-1. This lifted the girls and they pressed hard to go in front. But Carnmoney always looked dangerous when on the ball. A lapse of concentration at the back saw Carnmoney break through and score a second giving Natasha no chance, 2-1. Just before the break Rebekah hunted down the Carnmoney Centre back, dispossessed her and knocked a great ball across the box. Sam looked odds on to score but just took her eye off it (to check her tan was even) and the chance was gone. The game flowed end to end but no more chances of note and the half closed out 2-1 Carnmoney. 

Second half started and Carnmoney kept playing nice footballtrying to work their openings. An early chance saw Natasha tip round a good effort. Though from the resulting corner she came for it flapped like a dieing seagull and the Carnmoney striker slipped the ball home, 3-1. The ladies tried to ralley but chances were hard to come by against the Carnmoney back four. The Ladies dig deep and 22nd back four made some great tackles and blocks. But unfortunately a rebound found the Carnmoney striker who from 20 yards fired a great effort beyond Natasha into the far corner, 4-1. The 2's made their chances bringing on Claire, Courtney and Nicole. After a bit of a reshuffle the ladies almost got a goal back when a Lauren corner was almost headed home by Carly, but she just couldn't get her head to it. At the other end Carnmoney made their pressure tell when they added a 5th to wrap the game up. But there was still time for Scuttle when running down the wing to get what looked like she was taken out by a sniper,  but turned out to be cramp. The game finished 5-1 to Carnmoney.

N.Baird A.Mawhinney V.Thompson O.McKee C.Payne T.Bonner L.Smyth S.Lloyd N.Truesdale C.Hughes R.Mcguire

Subs 
N.Moore C.Kirkpatrick C.Glover

Wednesday 9th May 2018

NIWFA North Div 2
The Cliff Larne
Larne Ladies 12-0 22nd Ladies

Well we're do we start with this one ? From the very start things just didn't seem right with the Ladies. Passing was sloppy and work rate low. Midfield caught cold first few minutes saw a good chip from distance beat Jo, 1-0. The ladies to their credit rallied and tried to press Larne but struggled to create any real opportunities. Larne pressed and mistake after mistake caused the 22nd alsorts of problems. Courtney fired a shot from edge of the box straight at the Larne keeper. To Larnes credit they were very good and took their chances racking up 4 more goals in the first half to go into the break 5-0 up. A very poor first half from the ladies with very little positives to talk about. At half time the expected roasting took place. But the Ladies were also told that they are a team and we stick together no matter what. To go out play football and enjoy themselves.

Second half saw the ladies improve and they worked hard to try and establish themselves in the game. Tasha worked hard in midfield but we were being over ran by Larne. Unfortunately Larne knocked in a couple more goals, some from mistakes some good strikes. To the ladies credit they never have up. Courtney and Katrina linked well and with Courtney through a last ditch tackle stopped her just as she was about to pull the trigger. Larne breaking through saw Jo race from her line to make a good save. Larne went on to score another couple of goals to round of a good display from them. They were very worthy winners at 12-0. For 22nd Ladies it's back to the drawing board, knuckle down, address our problems and move forward as a team.

BJ.Kitson A.Mawhinney J.Spence V.Thompson O.McKee N.Baird T.Bonner S.Lloyd L.Smyth C.Hughes K.Montgomery

Subs
N.Moore L.Keatings K.Stewart
  • Friday, 4th May 2018
    NIWFA South 2
    Sally Gardens

    St. Oliver Plunkett Ladies v 22nd Ladies

    The 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 Montgomery

    SUBS 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.

2017

Friday 12th January 2018
IFA Futsal competition
Group
Shankill leisure centre

22nd Ladies 6-4 CSP Ladies

The new year and first game of 2018 for the ladies. CSP needed a win to qualify for quarter finals and the 2's playing for pride.

The game kicked off at the usual frantic pace and the 22nd settled well and looked sharpe. Katrina through early missing a good chance but moments later she made amends with a tidy finish at the near post, 1-0 22nd. Straight from the ko CSP equalised as the 2's were sleeping. But to the ladies credit they bounced back. Angry Vicky being string in taçkle and her usual aggressive self winning everything at the back. Carly working hard and wining decisive tackles. Katrina and Natasha combining well going forward and it was this combination that led to 22nds second goal swept home by Katrina, 2-1 22nd. At the other end Billi-jo made a series of one blocks and saves to keep th 2's in front. A nice move saw Natasha thump the ball home to make it 3-1, shortly followed by Katrina bundling the ball home to put the 2's 4-1 ahead and in control. Ashley, Tanya, Kaitylen and scuttle came on and helped the 2's to half time with their lead intact. In fact Kaitlyn was unlucky not to add to the 2's lead. 4-1 22nd HT.

CSP started the second half strong knowing they needed a result to qualify. They got 2 quick goals to make it 4-3 and set the game up nicely. But some tough tackling from Vicky and Carly stopped the CSP threat along with Jo making 2 more very good stops. It looked like a long pass from Natasha that was swept home by Katrina would make it 5 by the ref ruled it out for the kick in being taken at the wrong spot. But Katrina did add the 5th and 6th with two good finishes to put the 2's 6-3 up. Natalie entered the fray ad got stuck straight in and was unfortunate not to score. Scuttle after squeaking in the managers ear got on and saw the CSP keeper make a great save to keep out her good effort. CSP got a fourth but Ashley and Tanya came on to help see out the game along with Kaitylen. They kept the ball well and looked dangerous going forward but unfortunately time ran out as the 2's were playing very well. A great result against a good CSP team 6-4 22nd

BJ.Kitson C.Payne V.Thompson N.Baird K.Montgomery C.Hughes K.McCoubrey A.Mawhinney N.Truesdale T.Bonner
Friday 1st December 2017
IFA Futsal competition
Group
Lisburn

22nd Ladies 2-13 Ballynahinch Ladies

The ladies started on the front foot and Katrina through on goal saw her effort well saved. Straight away Ballynahinch broke and went 1 up. The 2's kept working and the Ballynahinch keeper making 2 top drawer saves to maintain their lead. Vicky given a specific job to do stuck to her task and done it well built unfortunately Ballynahinch kept breaking and started to get results scoring four more in quick succession to go 5-0 up. Jo made a couple of good saves, before a nice football move involving some nice passing was superbly finished high into the roof of the net by Natasha. Tanya came on along with Carly and were both unlucky not to score. A free kick awarded to 22nd was well lined up and thumped home by Carly to make it 5-2 and offer up some hope. But unfortunately Tanya hitting the post and Ballynahinch keeper making a couple of more good saves kept it 5-2 at the interval.

Second half coul dnt have started any worse with a poor pass letting in Ballynahinch to score. The girls heads dropped and Ballynahinch kept getting goals. Again Tanya unfortunately hit the post twice and then Katelyn using her rear end to stop a thumping free kick. A quick free kick from Ballynahinch was this time saved by Jo's rear as she wasn't looking (lesson learnt there). By the time Ballynahinch scored their 13th the ladies were well beat but to their credit they never gave up and battled hard to the end.

BJ.Kitson V.Thompson J.Spence C.Payne K.Montgomery T.Bonner K.Stewart O.Mckee N.Baird A.Mawhinney

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

Laurelhill CC

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

Group E

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 


Group A

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

Thursday 24th August 2017
NIWFA North Div 2
Clarendon

22nd Ladies 1-11 Belfast Celtic Ladies

The last game of the season saw a depleted 22nd team finish at home against a good Belfast Celtic.

2's started well pressing and trying to work an opening. But unfortunately a mistake saw Celtic take an early lead.  Celtic added 4 more without reply. To be fair the 22md Ladies battled on with Katrina pressing and creating a few half chances. The ladies pressed and worked hard and were further hindered when captain Vicky had tobleavr the fray with a bad knee injury leaving the ladies with 10 men. But credit to them they kept going to the half 5-0.

At half time the manger spoke about their lack of effort and belief ad this was their last game and should leave their heart and soul on the pitch.

The second half started with the 22nd uping their game and fighting for every tackle. Unfortunately Celtic eventually wore them down making the extra man tell by adding 3 goals. But the 22md wouldn't lay down and a long clearance by Billi-jo released Scuttle who calmly finished in the far corner to make it 8-1. Katrina added some height and fight at the back. But a special mention must go to Nikki who ran herself into the ground chasing everything. But the ability of Celtic saw them score 3 more to end the game 11-1 winners.

This brought an end to the 22nd season and their 1st. While it hasn't been a success as in points. It has certainly been a success as a club. We're our ladies have found a togetherness and friendships that will surely last a long time. A great effort by all in the face of adversity the pride we have in our ladies team is second to none. Lastly a big thank you to the niwfa for accepting us and providing a great competitive league for us to play in.

BJ.Kitson K.Stewart V.Thompson A.Mawhinney L.Keatings S.Lloyd T.Bonner C.Smith N.Mclaughlin C.Hughes K.Montgomery
Wednesday 10th August 2017
NIWFA North Div 2
Clarendon

22nd Ladies 2-7 Limavady Ladies

With the league title already decided with Crewe’s walkover victory over Mountjoy United last week, the pressure was off for a depleted Limavady team who travelled down to Belfast to take on 22nd Ladies.

After a narrow 5-3 home win in the reverse fixture, Limavady, who could only field 11 players, would have expected a tough game and a much tighter contest.

The Roe Valley team dominated from the first whistle, with talented trio Olivia and Kylie Doherty and Louise McAllister controlling the game from midfield. Indeed, it was the latter who opened the scoring after picking the ball up from deep in her left hand position, before skipping past two defenders and blasting a shot into the near post past goalkeeper Billi-Jo Kitson, who could do nothing to save it.

They almost doubled their lead three minutes later, when the ball was played to Erin Mullan, who managed to get round two defenders and strike across goal, but her effort was saved by Kitson who could only parry it into the path of McAllister, but the goalkeeper was up swiftly to make another block and deny her a second goal.

Olivia Doherty almost scored a sensational goal soon after, when the ball fell to her from a cleared corner and she hit a vicious dipping volley that just missed the far post, before 22nd had their first real chance in the 20thminute, when Laura Keatings got the ball on the left and played a pinpoint cross to the head of top scorer Katrina Montgomery, but she just couldn’t get the header on target, watching it sail narrowly wide.

Limavady saw this as a let off, and came straight back up the pitch, with marauding right back Rachel McSparton picking the ball up in her own half and bombing up the flank before crossing in a wicked ball that just evaded McAllister and forward Jill Lavery, who couldn’t get anything on it.

They didn’t have long to wait though, as in the 23rd minute Kylie Doherty got the ball in midfield and hit a speculative effort from 30 yards that Kitson couldn’t get to, to double her team's lead.

22nd rallied after this, and the next minute, when a long ball was played over the top, Montgomery managed to beat the Limavady offside trap and got to the ball before keeper Lizzie Ballantine, who brought her down in the box, conceding a penalty and picking up a booking in the process before Montgomery stepped up and confidently fired the ball past Ballantine to half the deficit.

The next goal came in the 40th minute, when Mullan once again got the ball in midfield and beat two defenders, and this time made sure with her effort, passing into the far post just out of Kitson’s reach to restore the two goal advantage.

There were further chances for both teams before the break with Montgomery and McAllister both unable to capitalise with efforts that went just wide, which saw Limavady go in at half time 3-1 up.

The second half began as the first did, with McAllister getting away down the left and firing a dangerous shot towards the goal, but this time Kitson was able to catch it, and play it downfield, hitting Limavady on the break with a move that was finished by a wonderful long range effort from Courtney Hughes two minutes into the half to once again reduce the lead to a single goal.

22nd started playing some better football and looked like they believed they could get something from the game, before being hit by a Kylie Doherty quick-fire double in the 55th and 56th minutes, the first a delightful side foot right into the corner before completing her hat-trick with a smashed rebound after good work from McSparton and Lavery.

McSparton again turned provider as she cut back for Olivia Doherty to score her fourth before McAllister completed the scoring with a brilliant left footed near post drive in the 84th minute to make it 7-2.

Next up,  22nd have a free week before completing their season with a home tie against 4th placed Belfast Celtic ladies.

BJ.Kitson K.Stewart A.Mawhinney J.Spence L.Keatings S.Lloyd T.Bonner C.Smith N.Mclaughlin C.Hughes K.Montgomery

Subs
K.Johnston K.McBride V.Thompson

Match Report by Ben Hanna
Photos can be found on the albums section of our website

Tuesday 1st August 2017
NIWFA North Div 2
Whiterock 3G

CSP Ladies 5-3 22nd Ladies

After a disappointing result last week we found ourselves in our last away game against a good CSP team. The 22nd started brightly and an early cross was handled in the CSP box resulting in a 22nd penalty. Up stepped Katrina to cooly despatch the ball into the far corner amid claims from happy feet Tanya that she taught her all she knows. 1-0 22nd. 
The Ladies continued to work hard and force the issue pressing CSP back. A good start from the 2's but all of a sudden the whole team seemed to switch of for 15 minutes. Being second to every tackle and not working hard enough. But credit to CSP who took advantage and scored 3 quick goals to take a 3-1 lead. 
The 2's also lost Vicky chocolate ankles at this point to surprisingly a knee injury. At this point it looked like coach Britney was going to have a blue fit. But some nice play from scuttle found Katrina who bullied her way forward and fired a great shot into the far corner, 3-2 and back in it. Laura going to left back on for Vicky was a master stroke by the ingenious coach and she quickly marshalled the tricky right winger. 
The 22nd settled back down and started to play a bit and worked very hard to get back into the game pressing back CSP looking for an equaliser. First Sam tested the keeper from distance closely followed by a long range effort from tinder. But half time came all to quickly, 3-2 CSP HT.

Half time the Ladies were given a bit of a rocket and told to believe and fight for the game as it was there to be won.

The Ladies came out the second half and gave it everything. They battled hard and started to win their 50/50's. CSP turned the screw but Katelyn, Jade, Olivia and Laura stood firm. With Ashley and Tanya starting to control the midfield with Sam and Kaitlyn offering good wide options the 2's started to assert themselves on the game. They pressed hard with Scuttle and Katrina battling hard with CSP centre backs in a great contest. But unfortunately with the 2's pushing the were open to the counter attack and a good switch of play saw CSP get in behind twice in quick succession to make it 5-2
Credit to the ladies the dug in and battled hard and some good work from Sam down the right resulted in a 22nd free kick. Tanya curled in the free kick which hit the far post and Katrina was on hand to bundle the ball home for a well deserved hat trick, 5-3
Right at the end, a good CSP free kick looked destined for the top corner but Skippy Billi-jo Kitson managed to skip across her goal and make a fine save. The game finished as it had started - end to end and was a credit to both teams who put on a great game of football.

BJ.Kitson K.Stewart V.Thompson O.Mckee J.Spence T.Bonner A.Mawhinney S.Lloyd K.McCoubrey C.Hughes K.Montgomery

Subs
L.Keatings C.Smith N.Mclaughlin

Wednesday 26th August 2017
NIWFA North Div 2
Crewe Park
Crewe Ladies 6-0 22nd Ladies

After a short break the 2's found themselves playing the league leaders at Glenavy. The 22nd started the brighter playing some nice football and a nice interchange of play saw Courtney release Katrina who raced through on goal. Unfortunately she shot straight at the Crewe keeper who saved comfortably. The 22nd pressed on and this time Courtney played through only to be harshly ruled offside. A break by Crewe and Vicky was forced into a foul on edge of box. The Crewe striker swept the free kick over the wall and unfortunately through Bill-jo's legs. 1-0 Crewe. From a Crewe corner they managed to scramble the ball home to make it 2-0. 22nd management were not pleased two poor goals to concede and the score could have been reversed. The Ladies picked themselves up and some nice play down the left involving impressive Laura resulted in Courtney being brought down in the box... penalty 22nd. For some reason ricochet didn't fancy it and up stepped Tanya happy feet.... but unfortunately she danced instead of shooting and the keeper saved a tame penalty. Straight away to compound things Crewe went down the other end and again through some poor defending made it 3-0. 22nd were dismayed having played so well finding themselves 3 down. Samantha, Scuttle, Katrina and Laura all linked up well and continued to cause Crewe problems. Crewe burst forward again and won another free kick in a dangerous position. Skippy the keeper set her wall up and took up her position but could do nothing with a cracking free kick from Crewe to make it 4-0. Just before the half one of Crewe players left the field with a suspected break we wish her well. HT 4-0.

Second half got off to a nightmare start with 2 quick goals to put Crewe 6 up. Credit to 22nd they could have completely capitulated but instead dug in and battled very hard. Back 4 of Katelyn, Vicky, Olivia and Jade defended superbly. Tanya and Ashley battled hard in midfield and at the other end a couple of last ditch tackle stopped the Katrina breaking through. Chelsea and Kaitlyn entered the fray to bring some much needed fresh legs on Crewes impressive big pitch. Billi-jo aka Skippy made a great save at the end and the Crewe keeper matched it with a good save from a Katrina free kick. Game finished 6-0.

BJ.Kitson K.Stewart V.Thompson O.Mckee J.Spence T.Bonner A.Mawhinney L.Keatings S.Lloyd C.Hughes K.Montgomery

Subs
K.McCoubrey C.Smith
Thursday 6th July 2017
NIWFA North Div 2
Mount Pleasant 3G

22nd Ladies 2-6 Carrick Ladies

Home to Carrick the 2s where looking another win after a great match last week against mountjoy. With no subs and a few ladies still recovering from injuries the game started and straight away the 2's were on the front foot putting pressure on the Carrick midfield.
Carrick made a few breaks but where put under pressure by the back four Sam, Vicky, Jade and Katelyn and also Jo who made a great run of her line to put Carrick forward off who panicked and hit the ball over the bar.
The 2s gathered themselves and pushed forward with a great run from Chelsea on the right who put Carrick right back under pressure. Katrina and Courtney played some nice football in the middle which pushed them forward and the Carrick left back seen it out for a corner. Up came Tanya golden boot who the 2s hoped would do the same job as last week and meet Katrinas head nicely from the corner. A powerful hit from Tanya met katrina head who smashed it into the back of the net 1-0 22nd.
A great lift for the ladies this was which saw them push more and more forward in the first 20 minutes. Great football played from the middle and a lovely pass to Courtney who took a touch and smashed it into the top right hand corner smashing goal for our scuttle. 2-0 the ball literally flew in. 
Carrick came out fighting and putting pressure on our back four unfortunately for the ladies Carricks forwards played well and scored 2-1. This goal seemed to unsettle the 2s for a few minutes but the heads where lifted and everyone came out fighting and working well together as always. Unfortunatley vickys injury she was carrying started to show and without her at her best ability at the back the 2s where lost. A lucky pass for Carrick and their girl was in on goal making it 2-2.

HT

During the break the ladies heads where lifted with encouragement from the sidelines this gave them the boost they needed. Changes where made due to having no subs and Vicky being injured this seen Ashleigh drop back and Vicky move forward.

Second half begins. Again the 2s came out giving their all and putting pressure on the Carrick midfield and wings. Great play from Chelsea on the right and Tanya in the centre. Which saw great passes made to katrina, Courtney and Vicky unlucky for Vicky she could not chase down the fast ball and have a shot on goal.
Unforntualey Carrick broke quickly and put the pressure on. The 2s stopped for an offside call and the Carrick player ran on to deliver it into the back of the 2s net. 3-2 Carrick.
The 2s continued to push but it wasn't meant to be when Carrick broke again and made it 4-2. The ladies became frustrated but their team spirit didn't stop. They continued to push. 2 fresh players on for Carrick from their sub list made the back 4 of 22nd feel the pressure, good clearances from both katelyn and Sam on each side kept the 2s settled. Unfortanley Carrick broke again and after another offside call the ref waved it away and Carricks forward put it past Jo. 5-2.
Great saves from jo throughout the match kept the 22nd I'm the game fantastic runs made of her line at times. Another break from Carrick after the ball bounced over a 22nd head and landed at the feet of a Carrick player who made a great run and pass to their forward who calmly slotted it past the 22nd keeper making it 6-2. 
22nd fought to the end and didn't lose their fighting spirit a great game and a great battle for the 2s despite having no subs and 3 players still carrying injuries from previous matches. 

FT match ended 6-2 Carrick

BJ.Kitson K.Stewart V.Thompson J.Spence S.Lloyd T.Bonner A.Mawhinney C.Smith K.McCoubrey C.Hughes K.Montgomery
Thursday 29th June 2017
NIWFA North Div 2
Boys Model 3G

22nd Ladies 5-3 Mountjoy Utd

A hatrick for forward Katrina Montgomery and two goals for Laura Keatings was enough for 22nd to claim their second win of the season in an entertaining 5-3 game at the boys model.
The first came after 12 minutes, when Montgomery got the ball out on the right wing, beat her marker and fired acorss a pinpoint cross into the box for Keatings to run on to and smash home the opener past a helpless Karen Caldwell in the Mountjoy goal.
Bouyed by the early goal, 22nd pushed on and started to control the game, with the young team from Omagh struggling to deal with the power and technique of Montgomery in the final third of the pitch.
It wasn't long before the second came, when Caldwell came out to clear a ball and it fell to Montgomery who was 30 yards out and hit the ball over the defender on the line and into the top of the net to double the lead.
The forward had a chance to score another in the 32nd minute when she bundled her way through the Mountjoy defence, but before she could pull the trigger rightback Ceri Nessbitt manged to slide in and clear the ball.
The third came in the 37th minute, when midfielder Tanya Bonner delivered a perfect cross onto the head on Montgomery from a corner and she thumped it past Calwell. It was deja va four minutes later as Bonner again hit an inch perfect corner to Montgomery who again bundled home to complete her hatrick and make it 4-0.
It wasnt as on sided a game as the scorline made it out to be though, and Mountjoy weren't lying down either. They pulled one back on the stroke of halftime, when Sophie Smith got through and manged to squirm a shot under keeper Billie-Jo Kitson from a tight angle.

The second half seen the introduction of mountjoy striker Sophie McCrory in what appeared to tactical shift from the manager. It seemed to work well, as Mountjoy had the majority of the play in the opening period of the second half, but were unable to break down a defence containing the impressive Jade Spence and captain Vicky Thompson.
They nearly did pull another back on 55 minutes though when McCrory hit in a free kick that required a good block by Kitson, who did well to get up and block the rebound from Caragh Tarney from a tight angle.
They kept pressing though and did get another on 65 min when some good play seen McCrory get the ball and squeeze it home from a tight angle to make it 4-2.
22nd knew they needed to stop the mountjoy avance, and that one more goal would go a long way to sealing the victory. It came soon after, in the 68th minute, in rather fortuitous circumstances when Caldwell came out to clear a ball and her clearance smashed into the face of Keatings who was closing her down. It proved to be crucial, as the ball rolled towards the open goal, and crossed the line before the keeper could get back to make it 5-2.
McCrory pulled another back in the 73rd minute when she beat the 22ndoffside trap to sidefoot confidently past Kitson, but it wasnt enough as 22nd were able to see out the rest of the game rather comfortably, with Kitson only called into action once, making a brilliant save and holding a shot that was rocketed towards her at point blank range.

Manager Brian Kirker was delighted with the win: “We played well in the first half tonight. But Mountjoy came right back in the game in the second half. They made it hard for us, even though we were 4-0 up at one point. We got the crucial 5th goal at the right time, which gave them to big a mountan to climb. For a club in its first season in existence every win is important. Hopefully we can use this victory as momentum to push into our next game.
Both teams are at home to Rangers in their next fixture, with Mountjoy hosting them on Monday evening before they travel to 22nd next Thursday night.

Kitson Stewart Thompson McKee Spence Bonner Mawhinney Keatings Lloyd Smith Montgomery
SUBS: McLaughlin, Johnston
Friday 23rd June 2017
NIWFA North Div 2
Marrowbone park

Shamrock Ladies 7-1 22nd Ladies

After last week's disappointment the ladies looked to bounce back against the same opposition. With a few missing due to injury and work the Ladies got of to a flying start when some nice place saw Courtney scuttle through and unleash a drive that flew like seagull into the top corner 1-0 22nd. Moments later more 22nd pressure saw Ashley shoot from some 30 yards only to see her shot rebound of the bar. Unfortunately a lapse in concentration saw Shamrock equalise and take the lead within minutes 2-1 Shamrock. The ladies kept working and the back four got to grips with the Shamrock strikers. Going forward Laura was doing a good job leading the line. Chelsea and Sam worked hard wide and were unfortunate not to get through on goal themselves. Tanya and Ashley playing a deeper roll worked hard in the midfield trying to combat a strongShsmrock midfield. The Ladies tried to force an equaliser but time ran out 2-1 HT.

The second half started brightly for the 22nd playing some nice football but unfortunately Shamrock struck to make it 3-1. Minutes later a soft penalty decision saw Shamrock make it 4. It looked to be 5 only for Billi-jo to make a flying save to her right. Again more Shamrock pressure saw ball bounce over Billi-jo but Jade to the rescue clearing what looked like a certain goal. Some nice play between Courtney and Laura saw Laura through in goal only for her shot to be saved by the keeper. With the keeper out of position Tanya tried a well aimed chip from 35 yards on for it to rebound of the post. The Ladies took some hope from this and pushed on and Ashley saw a great drive dip just over the bar. Olivia and Vicky worked hard at the back making some good clearances with Katelyn and Jade at full back defending well against some good players. Unfortunately shamrock made it 6-1. Chelsea continued to work tirelessly up and down the left wing putting in a good shift. A pass to the Rock (Jade) saw the Rock crumble. She fell over the ball releasing Shamrock to make it 7. The game drew to a close and with plenty of positives to take forward into next week's game v Mountjoy Utd.

BJ.Kitson K.Stewart V.Thompson O.Mckee J.Spence T.Bonner A.Mawhinney L.Keatings S.Lloyd C.Hughes C.Smith

Subs
N.Mclaughlin

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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

Friday 9th June 2017
NIWFA North Divisional cup Quarter Final
Marrowbone Millennium Park

Shamrock Ladies 12-1 22nd Ladies

22nd Ladies playing in their first ever cup game lined up v Shamrock at Bone Hill. Shamrock quickly took control of the game scoring 3 early goals to take a commanding lead. A combination of poor 22nd defending and good play by Shamrock saw them score twice more making it 5. Unfortunately Olivia had to come of with a recurring knee injury. Replaced by Jade who was on the bench because she thought Shamrock from Ardoyne played at Lisburn !! (we are currently still trying to locate her brain, might well be in Lisburn).

Straight after Olivias injury Hayley went over on her ankle with a sickening crack. Straight away it was apparent she had broken it. Shamrock and a nurse from the side line helped best they could and an ambulance arrived to take away the unfortunate Hayley. The girls took the decision to play on for Hayley.

Jade adding some steel to the defence along with Laura. The half finished 5-0.

The second half started with Shamrock on the offensive and 22nd making mistake after mistake. But to the 22nd Ladies credit they keep going. Unfortunately Shamrock ran in 5 nor goals to make it 10. Then a a ray of sunshine in a bad night. Tanya happy feet Bonner curled a free kick from 25 yards on to the top corner. 10-1. Shamrock ran in 2 more before the end to make it 12-1 and earn a much deserved victory. We wish them well in the semi-final and again thank them for their help with our seriously injured player.

BJ.Kitson K.Stewart H.Hunter V.Thompson O.Mckee T.Bonner A.Mawhinney S.Lloyd K.McCoubrey C.Hughes C.Smith.

Subs
J.Spence N.Mclaughlin L.Keatings
Thursday 1st June 2017
NIWFA North Div 2
Lisnagirr Rd

Mountjoy United Ladies 6-2 22nd Ladies

22nd made the long trip down to Omagh with high expectations after last week's win over Carrick Ladies. The game began on a very slippery surface after heavy rain and with Mountjoy on the attack. Within 10 mins Mountjoy were 3-0 up after a catalogue of errors in the 22nd defence. The ladies all over the place was an understatement. But credit to Mountjoy they capitalised and took their chances. The 2's found the massive pitch and the young fit opposition hard to contain. Olivia and Jade battled hard at the back to keep the 2's I the game and Sam worked hard on the right to try and relieve pressure. Eventually the Ladies got going and started to come into the game. Laura got lots of space down the left with Tanya and Ashley starting to got to grips with the midfield battle. The 2's hot a lifeline when a good cross found big bird (Sam) flying in at the back post to give the 2's some hope. 3-1. The ladies battled on to half time but neither team created much more.

Management let a few know they weren't happy at half time. Lack of composure and fight was highlighted. Big Britney also made two changes to try and change the game on more time.

The second half started with the 22nd playing much better and with a better tempo. It wasn't long before they got their 2nd. Sam placed the ball towards the net and Kaitlyn doing her best to steal it. But fortunately for Sam it rolled over the line, 3-2. The 22nd sensed the game was there for the taking. A succession of corners from Tanya were almost converted each time. But Mountjoy rode their luck and weathered the storm. The 2's kept pushing but unfortunately Olivia who was playing very well and was subject to a series of fouls was forced of with a knee injury. Kirsty and Vicky both on at half time done their best but as 22nd pushed to equalise Mountjoy broke away to make it 4-2 and effectively kill the game. Mountjoy found the net a further 2 times as the 22nd were a beaten and exhausted team. But to their credit they kept going to the end with Chelsea and Kathy giving some much needed energy. A disappointing result and performance but another step on our journey. We look forward to next week to try to turn things around.

BJ. Kitson K.Stewart H.Hunter J.Spence O.Mckee T.Bonner A.Mawhinney L.Keatings S.Lloyd C.Hughes K.McCoubrey

Subs
E.Kennedy C.Smith V.Thompson K.Mcbride K.Johnston
Friday 26th May 2017
NIWFA North Div 2
Carrick 3G
Carrick Ladies 2-3 22nd Ladies

The 22nd travelled down to Carrick on a scorching hot night still looking their first league points. Before the game the referee agreed with coaches for a drink break after 20 mins in each half.

The game started and straight away the 2's were on the front foot pitting pressure on the Carrick back four. Both teams played some nice stuff and the Carrick keeper called into action early saving a good long range effort from Katrina. The Carrick no9 looked dangerous in the middle of midfield but Ashley and Tanya worked hard to keep her at bay. Carrick broke through but Billi-jo quickly of her line to save well. The back four of Katelyn, Jade, Hayley and Olivia looked very comfortable. Sam and Laura run the wings well putting the Carrick full backs under a lot of pressure. The first drink break came at 0-0. During this break the Ladies were encouraged to pass and support. With Ashley given a job to do on Carrick no9. Unfortunately after the break a defensive mix up saw Jafe smash a clearance into a player and it fell kindly for Carrick striker who finished calmly to make it 1-0. This seemed to rally the Ladies and Katrina saw a long range effort tipped up in the air by the Carrick keeper. It looked to have crossed the line but the keeper hot the benefit of the doubt making a great recovery save. But the 22nd pressed on and got their reward when from 25 yards Katrina unleashed a great drive into the roof of the net (what a hit)1-1. The 2's with their tails up pressed on and after some good link up play Courtney looked all set to put the 2's in front only for a last ditch tackle to thwart her. Again Laura and Sam both looked dangerous down the wings, with Tanya and Ashley taking control of midfield. Half time came to soon for the 22nd 1-1.

Encouragement, water and oranges at half time sent the 2's out invigorated and they quickly took control. The passing started to come together nicely and with the back four solid it looked only a matter of time before the 22nd made their pressure pay. Katrina with a couple of powerful runs was stopped at last minute. But the next goal came from happy feet Tanya. She cooly lifted a left foot shot from 20 yards over the keeper into the far corner 2-1 22nd. The girls were delighted but we're encouraged to calm and keep their heads. This they done to their credit and more. Some lovely football saw a good ball across goal slotted home by Ashley to make it 3-1 22nd. The ladies continued to press on and a lovely move down the left saw a great cross from substitute Kaitlyn leaving the impressive Courtney with a tap in from 4 yards. Or so you would think with the goal at her mercy she got distracted by a sea gull some 50 feet up and instead of putting the ball in the net she tried to kill it. Result goal kick. The 22nd went from comfortable to nervy when the impeccable back four and keeper managed to get mixed up and presented Carrick with a late gift to make it 3-2. But credit to the Ladies they held their nerve and showed some good maturity to see out the final minutes to get their first ever league win.

BJ.Kitson K.Stewart H.Hunter J.Spence O.McKee A.Mawhinney S.Lloyd L.Keatings C.Hughes K.Montgomery

Subs
E.Kennedy C.Smith K.McCoubrey V.Thompson
Thursday 18th May 2017
NIWFA North Div 2
Mount Pleasant 3G

22nd Ladies 1-7 Crewe Utd Ladies

The 2's forced into numerous changes through injury started the game brightly. But within minutes Crewe broke through out rushed 22nd keeper to make a great save only to get clattered. The 2's tried to get her patched back up but unfortunately she was to groggy to continue. Hayley stepped forward and took the gloves.
The 2's were unlucky not to take the lead when Courtney nearly broke through. About 20mins in an unfortunate hand ball by Chelsea gave Crewe a penalty. Which they made no mistake from 1-0 Crewe.
A terrible mix up saw Crewe break through within minutes to make it 2-0 and poor defending from a corner saw Crewe make it 3.
Tanya was showing sime lovely touches in centre midfield and passing. The 2's rallied with Samantha and Laura coming close but this was short lived as Crewe scored again through a 22nd mistake 4-0.
Half time couldn't come soon enough for 22nd management so they could get them in and reorganise.

Half time saw the ladies get a bit of a rollicking and a few home truths. Poor mistakes and lack of effort. Positives were going forward we always looked dangerous.

Second half started with the ladies digging in with Jade and Olivia at the back stepping up and starting to win their battles. Courtney again linking well with Katrina who chased and worked very hard. Unfortunately Crewe made it 5-0 through another error.
Katrina getting a bit of rough treatment turned her marker beat two more raced through and finished cooly to make it 5-1 (another very good goal).
Injuries continued to mount for 22nd with Samantha forced off Rachel took her place and showed some nice touches and linked well with Katrina going forward. Olivia struggling with a calf injury battled on with some important challenges and clearances playing through the pain. Unfortunately Crewe added a 6th. 
Ashley was forced off with a shoulder injury reducing the 2's to 10 men having made their changes and Crewe sealing a convincing win late on to make it 7-1. A poor display from our ladies, but they can't be good every week. We go again next week with improvement a must.

A.Kennedy K.Stewart H.Hunter O.Mckee J.Spence T.Bonner A.Mawhiney S.Lloyd C.Hughes L.Keatings K.Montgomery

Subs
K.Johnston C.Smith R.Miller
Thursday 11th May 2017
NIWFA North Div 2
Clarendon

22nd Ladies 3-7 CSP Ladies

The game started with CSP on top putting a lot of pressure on the 22nd goal. A good save from the 2's keeper kept the score level. The 22nd back four under pressure eventually were breached 1-0 CSP. 
The 2's battled on with Ashley and Tanya combining well in midfield. Chelsea took a bad bang to the head but was able to get up and battle on. Courtney worked very hard in the no10. position and linked up well with Katrina. It's was a good through ball that found Katrina who from distance thrashed an unstoppable shot past the CSP keeper to level. 1-1
CSP rallied and again took the lead with a good finish from distance and added a third quickly to make it 3-1
But the 2's didn't lie down a corner wiped in by Tanya was met by Katrina who powered a thumping header home to make it 3-2
Minutes later a great through ball from Courtney released Katrina who bearing down on goal made no mistake to equalise 3-3
The 22nd pressed and Ashley saw a long range shot saved and Katrina battled through 3 challenges only to see the keeper save well to keep it level. CSP broke away just before the half to restore their lead 4-3 at HT.

The second half started with CSP grabbing an early goal to make it 5-3
The 2's battled on and angry Vicky appeared again letting a few people know she was around. Though she had to be recalled to CB on one occasion when the blood was up. 22nd made their changes and the ever reliable Olivia went to CB after Hayley took over in goals after our keeper got  injured. Kaitlyn started to grow into the game on the left and Sam coming on the right added much need work. Katelyn replacing the injured Kirsty at full back made some good challenges. The 22nd kept battling but unfortunately CSP grabbed a 6th. Kaitlyn went close and Katrina nearly scored again from a corner. Vicky unfortunately went over on her ankle and right at the death CSP made it 7-3 .

D.Wynne K.McBride V.Thompson H.Hunter O.Mckee T.Bonner A.Mawhinney C.Smith K.McCoubrey C.Hughes K.Montgomery.

Subs
S.Lloyd L.Keatings K.Stewart N.McLaughlin R.Miller

Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Roe Mill Road, Limavady
NIWFA North Div 2

Limavady Ladies 5-3 22nd Ladies

After a long trip down from Belfast the game kicked off in glorious sunshine. 22nd pressed forward but Limavady defended well and the game flowed from end to end. Billi-jo was called to make an early save and the Limavady no.9 gave the 22nd defence a hard time. Limavady took the lead when the 2's switched off from a corner allowing Limavady to head home 1-0
Limavady grew into the game and added a second quickly after 2-0
The 2's were unlucky not to equalise with some nice play down the left with Tanya, Olivia combining to release Kaitlyn who crossed dangerously into the box. Unfortunately Katrina and Laura couldn't connect to finish what would have been a great team goal. Jade and Tanya battled hard in midfield with Kirsty doing a great job on the Limavady no.9. Limavady added a third goal to make it 3-0 and looked comfortable. 
It looked to get even worse when Olivia brought down Limavady full back in the box and the ref pointed to the spot. The full back dusted herself down and stepped up to hit the pen.....she drove it straight and high but Billi-Jo reacted superbly and tipped it onto the bar and Vicky cleared the danger. The 2's battled through to halftime without troubling the Limavady keeper.

At halftime a few home truths were told and the coaches pointed out what was expected from each player.

The second half the 2's came out of the blocks strong and started to play some good stuff. The coaches made a few changes and this seemed to change the game. A great run by Chelsea, on for the injured Samantha, and an equally super through ball released Katrina who promptly finished in the far corner to make it 3-1
Ashley's introduction into midfield for the injured Laura started to pay off as she put together some nice passes. A through ball again saw Katrina bearing down on goal only for her to be brought down in the box. The ref pointed to the spot. Up stepped Katrina......no mistake into the corner, 3-2 and game on. 
The 2's pushed for the equaliser and angry Vicky at the back was taking no prisoners. Both Vicky and Hayley looked impressive and very strong. Katrina went down in the box again but the ref waved away 22nd appeals for a second penalty. Unfortunately a lapse in concentration from the superb Billi-Jo saw her drop a cross and Limavady tapped home, 4-2
But great credit to the 2's, Courtney making a real difference was working well with Katrina and released her on the right. Katrina cut inside and curled a left footed effort into the far corner to make it 4-3 game on again. 
Bill-jo called into action again to make a superb one handed save to keep the 22nd in the game. The 2's pushed Kirsty into midfield to try and press for an equaliser. But unfortunately with all subs made Jade went over on her ankle and had to come off hurt. Limavady put the game to bed when their tall no11 scored a screamer from 25 yards into the roof of the net to make it 5-3
The ladies never gave up and battled to the end and were very unfortunate not to get a point tonight. But onto the next one and the learning curve continues.

BJ Kitson K.Smith V.Thompson H.Hunter O.Mckee J.Spence T.Bonner K.McCoubery S.Lloyd L.Keatings K.Montgomery

Subs
K.Stewart A.Mawhinney C.Hughes C.Smith N.McLaughlin

Wednesday 26th April 2017
NIWFA North Div 2
Wedderburn
Belfast Celtic Ladies 8-1 22nd Ladies

A famous night for the 22nd as the ladies played their first ever competitive league game v Belfast Celtic Ladies.

The game started as quite an even contest with both sides probing each other for weaknesses. An early chance fell to Samantha when through on goal she rounded the keeper but just over ran the ball. Celtic pressed using their strength and pace down both wings. They created a couple of opportunities but Billi-Jo was either quick of her line to save or the impressive 22nd  fullbacks Olivia and Kirsty kept them at bay. 
The 22nd were unfortunate not to score when a Tanya free kick dropped just over the bar. Katrina and Rachel looked very dangerous going forward with Samantha and Chelsea supporting her from wide. Eventually Celtic took the lead through a well worked goal down the left. 
The 22nd Ladies kept their heads though and after the keeper saved another Tanya free kick Katrina bundled in the rebound only to be blown offside. Jade battled hard in centre midfield and the centre back pairing of Hayley and Vicky looked solid. Celtic missed a couple of opportunities and Billi-Jo made a couple of smart saves just before half time. 1-0 HT.

The second half started with Celtic applying the pressure. But the 2's held out and always looked dangerous on the break. Rachel looked to have been fouled when in a dangerous position but the ref waved appeals away and moments later awarded Celtic a penalty when Vicky was adjudged to have fouled in the box. Up stepped their striker to smash home 2-0 Celtic. 
The 2's made a couple of changes but unfortunately Celtic worked a good third goal 3-0. But credit to the ladies they never gave up and a great pass released Katrina and from 25 yards she finished superbly past the Celtic keeper to make it 3-1 and get the girls back in the game. 
Unfortunately the joy was short lived as around the 70 minute mark Celtic added a fourth 4-1. Courtney was working hard in behind Katrina and Kathy came on on the wing to add much needed energy. From a corner the 22nd coach shouted watch the big girl at the back. A comment that had him duly shouted at, by said player during a break in play much to the amusement of the referee (a lesson in there). Olivia was forced off with an injury and Katelyn coming onto fullback done very well against a good player. Laura took up some good positions down the left and was unfortunate not to find herself through on goal only for a good tackle. The Ladies battled on but started to tire badly with Jade battling hard making a couple of good last ditch challenges. But Celtic ran in 4 more goals in the closing minutes to make it 8-1 and a deserving victory for them. But a great improvement by the 22nd Ladies with things going in the right direction. The future is definitely bright for the Ladies.

BJ.Kitson K.McBride V.Thompson H.Hunter O.Mckee J.Spence T.Bonner C.Smith S.Lloyd R.Millar K.Montgomery

Subs
K.Stewart L.Keatings C.Hughes K.Johnston N.Mclaughlin

2016/17

Sunday 22nd January 2016 
IFA Futsol competition 
Shankill Leisure centre 

22nd Ladies 0-3 Carrick Ladies 

 The 22nd Ladies finished their first ever futsol competition in the Shankill Leisure centre playing against familiar foes Carrick Ladies. The game started with the 22nd on the front foot creating openings but as in games before found the Carrick keeper in fine form making save after save. Jade worked hard at the back with Olivia and Carly putting in hard yards in midfield and Kaitlyn causing problems for Carrick up front. Tanya made her 22nd debut showing some nice football work on the left getting in a few good good shots. Kirsty made some good tackles along with Sophie in midfield. But for all the 22nd pressure it was Carrick who broke and finished past Billi-Jo 1-0. 
The 2's tried to battle back but as hard as we tried we couldn't supply Chelsea or Danielle with any opportunities. Carrick once more broke away and finished well to make it 2. 
Samantha coming back from injury worked hard in the middle but to no avail. HT 2-0. 

 The 2nd half started with 22nd putting on a lot of pressure but to be fair to Carrick they defended very well. It was Carrick who struck with a long range effort evading Billi-Jo to make it 3-0. 
The 2's pressed hard and saw the Carrick keeper make a string of good saves from Kaitlyn, Carly, Tanya and Samantha. The 22nd kept up the pressure and Carrick kept up the great defending. Even 1 of the refs remarked "it's not your day in front of goal". Credit to the girls they never stopped and worked to the final whistle 3-0 Carrick. 

 BJ.Kitson J.Spence O.Mckee S.Lloyd C.Payne K.Wynne D.Wynne K.McCoubry T.Bonner S.Ewing C.Smith

Sunday 15th January 2016 

IFA Futsal competition 

Lisburn Group

Lisburn leisure plex 


 22nd Ladies 3-2 Carrick Ladies 


 First game back after Christmas saw us playing Carrick Ladies. But before the game started both sides observed a minutes silence for young Dempsey who tragically lost her life to cancer. The game started with the 22nd on the front foot from the off. They battled hard and created lots of opportunities with the Carrick keeper making good saves from Carly, Kaitlyn, Olivia and Kirsty. Kaitlyn thought she had scored when she lobed the keeper but her chip bounced of the cross bar. The dead lock was eventually broken when some good work saw Katelyn squeeze the ball in at the near post for a good finish 1-0 22nd. 

The 2's continued to push with Jade snuffing out any opportunities for Carrick. Kaitlyn again looked like she would score only to see her shot rebound of the post. Eventually Kaitlyn got her reward for all the saves the Carrick keeper had made by finishing through her legs to make it 2-0

Carly battled well in midfield along with Katelyn and Olivia with kirsty and Jade keeping the door closes at the back. 2-0 HT 


 The second half started again with 22nd on the attack but Carrick looking dangerous on the break. A fierce shot from near half way smashed into 22nd post much to the relief of Vicky. Olivia and Kirsty were unlucky not to score with a good effort each. Some neat play saw the ball break for Danielle who near burst the net with an unstoppable finish 3-0 22nd. 

To Carrick's credit they battled back with 2 quick goals capitalising in on 22nd poor marking to make it 3-2

It looked like Carrick might equalise but a great save from Vicky kept 2's in front. Jade battled away at the back and the 2's managed to see out the game to win 3-2. 


 V.Thompson J.Spence O.Mckee C.Payne K.Wynne D.Wynne K.McCoubry K.Stewart

Sunday 11th December 2016

IFA Futsal competition

Lisburn Group

Lisburn leisure plex 22nd


Ladies 2-7 Lurgan Ladies


The last of their group games saw 22nd play Lurgan. Lurgan started very strong and quickly took the lead 1-0. Two more quick goals for Lurgan saw their lead stretch to 3-0 for which Annie in nets was very unfortunate. Jade battled away at the back with Olivia and it was Jade with a long-range effort which squeezed past the keeper to make it 3-1. 22nds sensing an opportunity to get back in the game pressed on and they got their reward when Carly broke clear and finished coolly to make it 3-2. This really lifted the Ladies and Katelyn was very unfortunate not to equalise twice. HT 3-2 Lurgan.


The second half started and again Lurgan started well with two quick goals to make it 5-2. Vicky and Samantha played some nice interchanges with both unfortunate not to score. At last a chance fell to Kaitlyn who caught her shot well only to see it saved. With Billi-Jo in goal making a couple of very good saves and Annie adding some much needed bite the 22nd tried to get back in the game. Unfortunately, twice Lurgan broke and clinically scored to make it 7-2.


A.Tinsley J.Spence O.Mckee S.Lloyd C.Payne BJ.Kitson K.McCoubry K.Stewart V.Thompson

Sunday 4th December 2016

IFA Futsal competition

Lisburn Group

Lisburn leisure plex


22nd Ladies 0-2 Carnmoney Ladies


The match kicked off at a good pace, there was great two touch football by the 22nd ladies and they created a few early opportunities, narrowly missing the goal... Carnmoney ladies matched the 22nd and played some great football, having quite a few shots on target. The 22nd ladies defended and battled well all over the pitch, and continued to create openings, Carly Payne struck the post right before half time. The score remained at 0-0 going into half time.


Again, at the start of the second half, the 22nd ladies were on the front foot, some quick football and creating chances, with Olivia McKee & Samantha Lloyd having quite a few shots on target, unfortunately saved by Carnmoney’s goal keeper. Carnmoney stole the ball in the middle of the park, and with a fantastic counter attack, they slotted a goal in to the top corner. 1-0 Carnmoney Ladies.

The 22nd ladies continued to battle hard, with Jade Spence bossing the back line, winning the majority of the tackles that came her way... There was also some great hold up play by the forwards, bringing players into the game allowing them to get shots off... As the game went on Carnmoney got more of a grasp of the game, playing high pace and intelligent football. Their experience shown through, when they again counter attacked and slotted a second goal in. 2-0 Carnmoney ladies right before the final whistle.

Overall a great effort and performance from the 22nd ladies... More experience and another big learning curve for all the girls. Fitness is improving and the defending as much better than the previous week. Onto next one

#upa 2s


A.Tinsley J.Spence O.Mckee S.Lloyd C.Payne K.Wynne D.Wynne J.Nicholson K.Stewart

Sunday 27th November 2016

IFA Futsal competition

Lisburn Group

Lisburn leisure plex


22nd Ladies 1-13 Comber Ladies


After their first competitive win last week, the ladies faced Comber Ladies in their third group game. The game started quite even but you could see immediately the quality on the ball Comber had. They worked very hard with neat passing and the 2's battled hard with Vicky Jade and Olivia working their socks of and Jo making a couple of good early stops in goal. However, the deadlock was broke with a neat finish from Comber to make it 1-0

they quickly added a two more to make it 3-0 and their passing was very slick.

Kaitlyn up top got very little ball and no real opportunities. 22nd made some changes and Comber capitalised and got 3 more goals 1 after the other 6-0. The ladies battled hard and Samantha squeezed a shot through the defender’s legs and beyond the keeper into the far corner 6-1. Danielle was holding the ball up well trying to bring Chelsea and Carly into the game but Comber added another before the break to make it 7-1 HT.


The second half started with Vicky in goal and she was called into action quickly making a couple of early saves Jade and Olivia battled hard at the back with everyone working hard. But unfortunately, Comber got 3 more goals on quick succession 10-1.

Katelyn.S made some good challenges and the ladies worked tirelessly for each other. Kaitlyn again got very few chances and anything was quickly snuffed out by Comber defence. The 22nd Ladies tried hard but to be honest Comber were very good all over the pitch and ran in 3 more goals before the end to make it 13-1 and thoroughly deserved their victory.


B.J.Kitson J.Spence O.Mckee V.Thompson K.McCoubry S.Lloyd D.Wynne C.Smith K.Stewart C.Payne

Sunday 20th November 2016 

IFA Futsol competition 

 Lisburn Group 

 Lisburn leisure plex 


 22nd Ladies 2-1 Carrick Ladies


The 22nd started the 2nd game of their group on the front foot. Lots of possession and creating opportunities with Olivia regularly pushing through to link with Sam and Carly. They found the Carrick keeper in good form as she made several good saves. With Jade solid at the back and with players rotated on 22nd still pressed. As always football is not that straight forward and against the run of play Carrick scored to take the lead 1-0

This seemed to jolt Carrick into action and they put on a lot of pressure drawing some fine saves from Vicky. Sophie and Joanne made some telling interceptions and Chelsea providing the energy. Danielle came on to hold the ball up but unfortunately couldn't get any of her big shots away. Katelyn and Jade battled at the back and the 2's managed to get in to the half just 1 behind. 1-0 HT.


The 2nd half started with the 2's pressing and Olivia came close on a number of occasions as did Chelsea. The 2's piled on the pressure but still Carrick keeper kept them at bay. Jade and Kirsty had to be on their toes as Carrick looked dangerous on the break. At last the pressure told and Jade strode forward onto a loose ball to smash it home 1-1

The 22nd piled forward looking the winner Danielle holding ball up and bringing players in round her. As time ticked away the ball bounced awkwardly and Carly rounded the Carrick keeper to put the 2's in front. 2-1 22nd

Carrick were visibly deflated and tried to push for an equaliser but 22nd looked to wrap it up when Samantha through on goal was unfortunate not to finish as was Carly moments later. The 22nd side line were very anxious as the clock ticked on but the girls managed to hang on and record their first ever competitive win. Hopefully the start of many.


V.Thompson J.Spence O.Mckee S.Lloyd C.Payne C.Smith K.Wynne K.Stewart S.Ewing D.Wynne Joanne

Thursday 17th November 2016 

Mount Pleasant 

 Friendly 


 22nd Ladies 4-3 St James Ladies


The game started in baltic conditions at Mounty under the lights. An early foul on Kirsty saw temperatures rise but the game carried on in a great spirit. The 2's took the lead when Kaitlyn found herself through on goal and calmly finish 1-0 22nd. 

Some good tackles were made in midfield by Carly and Annie who battled tirelessly. St James leveled when a corner wasn't cleared and their midfielder cooly finished in the corner 1-1

With Chelsea and Kirsty working hard on the right a new Samantha linking with Kaitlyn pressure on the St James back line forced a mistake and Kaitlyn pounced to make it 2-1 22nd

St James put on a lot of pressure 4 corners in a row but 22nd defended stoutly with Vicky, Katelyn, Kirsty and Billi-Jo hard to beat. At the other end a great corner from Kirsty was met by Samantha but her powerful header went narrowly past the top corner. Right on the half it looked like St James might break through but a last ditch tackle by Kirsty W saved the day but she collided badly with Annie. Fortunately both recovered over HT.


The 2nd half started with 2's on the attack and quickly Annie thought she had scored but the Eagle eyed ref spotted an off side and ruled the goal out. With Sophie on some some nice touches and Danielle holding the ball up it wasn't long before 22nd extended their lead with Kaitlyn grabbing a hat trick by firing past the keeper 3-1

A piece of controversy followed when again the Sharpe eyed ref spotted Vicky handle the ball and pointed to the spot. Up stepped the St James striker to face Billi-Jo.... but Billi-Jo threw herself to her left and made a great save. Unfortunately the St James striker reacted quickest to the rebound to finish and make it 3-2

Time was ticking on and encouraged by their vocal support St James pressed looking an equaliser but Kaitlyn to the rescue again with a great finish from 25 yards over the keeper 4-2 22nd

Just when everyone thought that was that up popped St James midfielder to smash a great shot over Billi-Jo to make it 4-3 right on the final whistle and the 22nd Ladies had their 1st ever win.


B.Kitson K.Stewart V.Thompson K.Wynne C.Smith A.Tinsley C.Payne K.McBride J.Nicholson K.McCoubrey S.Lloyd

Subs D.Wynne S.Ewing N.Garrett

Sunday 13th November 2016 

IFA Futsol competition 

 Lisburn Group 

 Lisburn leisure plex 


 22nd Ladies 3-12 Chimney Corner Ladies


22nd Ladies got ready for their first ever competitive game with a minutes silence to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts around the world along with Chimney Corner.


The game as expected got off at a frantic pace and Chimney Corner on the front foot. Vicky came to the 2's rescue in nets with a couple of good saves but an unfortunate slip from Jade saw Chimney Corner player fire into the corner 1-0. It wasn't long before it was to with an unfortunate deflection taking it past the helpless Vicky 2-0. A change or two was made and Jade hard as nails at the back winning everything along with Olivia drove the 2's on. Samantha hunted down the Chimney Corner keeper and slipped in the 22nd Ladies first ever goal 2-1. Moments later it was 2-2 when Katelyn stuck a shot through the legs of the Chimney Corner player and I to the far corner. Vicky made another good save but Chimney Corner took the lead with a good strike to make it 3-2. Annie working tirelessly up and down the pitch and Chelsea, Kirsty pushing Chimney Corner Ladies hard Jade managed to break through and make it 3-3. Unfortunately another good strike saw Chimney Corner go back in front 4-3. Just before the break Carly was denied when the keeper made a good stop. 4-3 HT and a great 1st half by the Ladies.


The 2nd half again started quickly and the 2's were caught on their heels with Chimney Corner scoring 3 quick goals that knocked the stuffing outta the Ladies. It looked like a good pass had put Danielle through but before she could get off her cannon of a shot the defender recovered to make a tackle. Tiredness kicked in but the Ladies battled on and were very unfortunate to conceded a few late goals and Jade continued to dominate at the back making some crucial and thumping tackles to keep us in the game.


V.Thompson J.Spence O.Mckee A.Tinsley D.Wynne S.Lloyd C.Payne C.Smith K.Wynne K.Stewart

Saturday, 1st October
Charity Game for Cancer Focus
Woodvale Park


22nd had a slow start to the game struggling to settle and keep their shape. This lead to the councillors breaking and scoring the first goal. From then the ladies became more focused and settled quickly into the game.

22nd played well in midfield but again the councillors made a great break and brought it up to 2-0.

After a few minutes 22nd made a great run and Carly put the ball in the back of the net making it 2-1 from then we knew this had given the ladies a great boost and more confidence on the pitch.

Again the councillors made a great run but it wasn't meant to be a great shot saved by Billi-Jo kept the councillors at 2-1. The 2s made a great break again with a brilliant ball passed from Carly to Samantha up front who was able to take it past the keeper to bring it level. 2-2

Both wingers Olivia and Chelsea played some brilliant football to recover the ball and hold the councillors back and worked well together down both sides some brilliant football played by both girls.

Unfortunately for the ladies the councillors hit back and scored another 2 goals this only made the 2s more determined to push themselves more. 4-2 BCC

Jade worked well at the back keeping the defenders in check and made some good calls and passes up the pitch along with Vicky who made some great runs. Kirsty made some great recoveries along with Joanne out on the right. And Maggie in the centre making some great runs when needed.

The 2s hit back playing some great football in the middle which allowed Carly to break and score another goal making it 4-3.

The councillors pressed but a tackle from the 2s on Guy Spence give away a free kick outside the box. A great shot from Guy was saved by Billi-Jo to keep it at 4-3.

Councillors pressed again making a great run down the right hand side making it 5-3. The 2s settled again and played some brilliant football on the left giving Annie the chance to make a run which lead her to making it 5-4 for the 2s.

Another great run from the 2s through the centre with a good touch from Carly bringing the match level. 5-5 HALF TIME

The 2s gathered and changed it up slightly at half time.

Councillors came back into the game and made a very quick break on goal scoring another one. 22nd then pressed back and where unfortunate when a shot from Samantha went wide and the left post. 6-5

The councillors broke again but Jade made a great recovery of the ball and played it up field the councillors hit back with a great recovery and made another great break with another goal making it 7-5 to BCC.

The ladies spirits where still high and they continued to focus on the game a great pass out to Katelyn on the left from Danielle allowed her time for a shot on goal which thankfully for the 2s hit the back of the net bringing it up to 7-6.

The 2s pressed up the pitch again and won a corner, a great ball played into the box unfortunately dropped to the councillors feet which lead them to score an own goal. Making the match level at 7-7.

Again the councillors pressed and played some great football out on the right hand side leading to another goal bringing the match to 8-7. The 2s knew time was running out and wanted an equaliser so they pushed up field and played a great pass out to the left to Katelyn who played a great ball into Danielle who brought the game Level. 8-8 FULL TIME

A great match for a great cause, everyone at 22nd would like to thank Belfast City Councillors for taking part especially Julie-Anne Corr Johnston and Jolene Bunting for their help and support. Once all funds are in we will put the total raised on our website and Facebook pages.

Kitson, Smith, K.Wynne, Spence, Thompson, McKee, Stewart, Lloyd, Chapman, Payne, D.Wynne

SUBS: Nicholson, Evitt

East Belfast Ladies Tournament 


4th September 2016 

Ashfield Boys School


Group A

22nd Ladies 0-1 Killyleagh 

This game started very scrappily with both teams struggling to settle. Some good battles developed in the midfield where most of the play was. The 22nd suffered an early blow when Kirsty Wynne had to go off ill. 

The 22nd were growing into the game but then suffered a sucker punch when Killyleagh broke and their striker got lucky with the ball bobbling through Billi-Jo's legs. The 22nd pressed and were unfortunate not to equalise when Carlys shot was well saved. The 2's pushed but no joy game finished 1-0


East Belfast 2-0 22nd Ladies 

The East started off well putting 22nd under pressure and Billi-Jo making a good save. Jade and Olivia defended very well but the East took the lead from a corner. A flick sneaking in at back post 1-0. 

East doubled their lead with a good strike into the corner. 2-0. 

Billi-Jo made another good save to keep the score to 2-0. The 22nd pushed and a great opportunity for glory fell to Danielle who, with the net at her mercy, scewed her shot wide. The game finished 2-0.


22nd Ladies 0-0 St Oliver Plunkett 

The game started with 22nd on the front foot, Chelsea dominating play and Samantha seeing a couple of good efforts go just over the bar. 22nd thought they had gone in front but the Plunkett keeper made a great save from Annie's free kick. 

The 22nd pushed hard and Jade, Olivia and Chelsea were solid at the back with Carly and Annie working very hard in midfield unfortunately we couldn't get the winner. 0-0


Bangor 2-0 22nd Ladies

We went into our last game knowing a draw would see us through. We were up against a very good Bangor side and early on, Billi-Jo made a good save to keep it level. The 2's pressed forward with Danielle and Annie but with no joy. 

A slick Bangor move and a good finish saw them take the lead. 1-0. The 22nd were caught again with a good finish to make it 2-0. 

The Ladies battled to the end but unfortunately it wasn't to be. Was a good day and great effort by the Ladies who were unlucky to be eliminated by a single goal on goal average.


Billi-Jo Kitson, Chelsea Smith, Kirsty Wynne, Jade Spence, Olivia McKee, Danielle Wynne, Morgan Kelly, Annie Chapman, Samantha Lloyd, Carly Payne, Katelyn Stewart