First victory for the women’s team


  • NY Shamrocks 0 NY Ukrainians 1
  • NY Shamrocks Reserves 3 NY Ukrainians Reserves 1
  • Barnstonworth Premier 1 NY Shamrocks Over 30s 2
  • Manhattan Kickers 0 NY Shamrocks Women 1

Sunday brought three wins from four for the Shamrocks as the women’s team earned their first ever victory thanks to a goal from Sarah Thorenton, her strike helping the Rocks to a 1-0 win in Williamsburg against Manhattan Kickers.

Earlier in the day, the first team were unlucky to lose 1-0 at home to the Ukrainians. Going down to nine men in the first half, they battled well but the Ukrainians scored against the run of the play in the second half.

The Ukrainians go top now, level on points with the Shamrocks but with a better goal difference and a game in hand.

Stevie Doyle’s reserves extended their lead at the top of Division 2 with a superb win over the Ukrainians in the curtain raiser.

The away side opened the scoring after 20 minutes when a free kick deep into the box was met by a header which crashed off the cross bar and in.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

But the Rocks responded well and after a period of pressure, Braden Ruddy (pictured right) beat the keeper to head home from 12 yards.

Five minutes into the second half, Shamrocks took the lead when Leandro Fregossi squared low to Paul McDaid who tapped the ball home with ease.

Substitute Dan Meola extended the lead soon after coming on when he wished the ball in from the right and struck the ball home after the keeper parried it back to him.

In the late game Sunday evening, the Over 30s beat Barnstonworth Rovers 2-1. Goals from Sean Riley (below left) and Tayfun Gokmen (below right) gave Paddy Mc Carry’s men seven wins from seven in the league, five points ahead of Manhattan Celtic with a game in hand.

020 Riley010 Gokmen

They will face a very stiff test next Sunday against Manhattan Kickers who are top of the West Division.

The firsts and reserves also face two more crucial games against title rivals with a trip to the Bronx to take on Sporting Astoria whose reserves are second behind the Rocks (Evander Childs High School, 8pm/6pm).

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