Unbeaten Mossley Ladies clinch Senior 4 title

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Mossley Ladies 1st XI won the Senior 4 league championship and secured promotion in Friday’s 6-0 demolition of Ballynahinch Ladies.

A memorable season saw them go unbeaten, scoring in excess of 70 goals, and conceding only 14.

Three goals in seven minutes by left-midfielder Anna Glassey, set the tone against Ballynahinch, her early hat-trick giving the home side a comfortable lead.

The match continued at pace, with Mossley finding gaps in the ‘Hinch defence. Efforts by Tori Wallace were deflected by the keeper, and Rachel Lynas threatened several times but the ball was sent wide of the mark.

The second half continued in the same fashion, with Mossley forcing the visitors to defend fiercely.

However, it was Wallace on form in this half, who matched Glassey with a hat-trick of her own.

Superb work in midfield from Katy Aston, linking up with Rachel McWhinney on the right wing, kept Mossley pushing for more.

Ballynahinch hit back, and found themselves pushing into the Mossley half, however these efforts were quashed by defensive work from Jasmine Walker and Jill Arbuckle.

Mossley pushed for more goals, and despite a series of short corners the game finished 6-0 to the Glade Girls, securing the top spot in Senior 4 and automatic promotion.

There was even more to shout about come Saturday when the club’s Seconds defeated Newcastle II 1-0 in the quarter-final of the Junior plate.

Rachel McWhinney navigated her way into the circle and fired the ball into the back of the net to land the only goal of the match. Girl of the Game: Sarah Craig.

Mossley face Junior 5 side Ballymena III in the semi-final on March 22.

Elsewhere, Mossley Ladies’ U13s competed in the Northern Ireland Finals on Sunday at Lisnagarvey.

The girls secured a cup final place against Portadown, having beaten Grosvenor in the semi-final of the competition.

However, they took the runners-up slot in the nationwide competition. A superb achievement for a very young team.