EYE ON THE PRIZE: Sounantha Emily runs the ball for Cap Coast in Sunday’s clash at Apex Park.
EYE ON THE PRIZE: Sounantha Emily runs the ball for Cap Coast in Sunday’s clash at Apex Park. CONTRIBUTED

Cap Coast under 16s continue run to finals

THE Cap Coast under-16 girls continue to sail through smooth waters following a 2-2 draw with Bluebirds at Apex Park on Sunday.

Little separated the two sides in their opening exchanges with a nil-all scoreline heading into the break.

"In the first half there were a few goal opportunities that went begging," Cap Coast coach Katharine McLennan said.

"The second half proved to be one of determination and action. We got the first goal, but there were two quick goals in return.

"We got an equaliser and managed to hold them out until the end of the game."

McLennan was quick to praise player-of-the-match Jessica Gray's dominant all-round performance.

"She started in goals in the first half and was really strong," she said.

"In the second half, Jess was on the pitch and she set up a goal and then scored the second one."

The Cap Coast under-16s were invited to train with the senior women's side earlier this year to help develop players.

Women's captain Corinna Ryan is a regular supporter at the junior games and is impressed with their talent.

"It's great to see that the future of women's football at CCFC is looking so strong," she said.

"The junior girls train with us and they are pushing for spots in the women's team.

"It's wonderful to see the girls improving each week. They are looking strong with the run to the finals."

Ryan didn't rule out a showing for select under-16s in last night's catch-up game against Gracemere at Apex Park.