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Bob Docherty Trophy
Competition Date 12/04/2017



BOB DOCHERTY CUP 2017

FIXTURES
All fixtures will take place at the AUL Complex, Clonshaugh
Scores in brackets are penalties after full time to decide the points outcome in the event of a drawn game.
 
Bob Docherty Cup Group Stages | U15 Girls’ International Tournament
Republic of Ireland 1 (1) Wales 1 (3)
Shelbourne 0 (2) England 0 (4)
 
Republic of Ireland 4 Scotland 3
Shelbourne 1 Northern Ireland 3
 
Bob Docherty Cup Group Stages | U15 Girls’ International Tournament
Wales 0 (4) Scotland 0 (1)
Northern Ireland 1 England 0

Bob Docherty Cup Play-offs | U15 Girls’ International Tournament
Scotland 1 (7) England 1 (6) - for 5th and 6th place
Republic of Ireland A 9 Republic of Ireland B 0 - for 3rd and 4th place

Bob Docherty Cup Final | U15 Girls’ International Tournament
Wales 2 Northern Ireland 0 for 1st and 2nd place

 
Bob Docherty Cup | Roll of Honour
 
YEAR     WINNER                                  VENUE
2002     Republic of Ireland                Ballymena, Northern Ireland
2003     Scotland                                 Edinburgh, Scotland
2004     Scotland                                 Clare, Republic of Ireland
2005     Republic of Ireland                Ballymena, Northern Ireland
2006     Scotland                                 Dumfries, Scotland
2007     Republic of Ireland                Wrexham, Wales
2008     Republic of Ireland                Salthill Devon, Galway
2009     Scotland                                 Belfast, Northern Ireland
2010     Republic of Ireland                Glasgow, Scotland
2011     Northern Ireland                   Cardiff, Wales
2012     Northern Ireland                   AUL Complex, Dublin
2013     Scotland                                Shaws Bridge, Belfast
2014     England                                 Repton School, Derbyshire
2015     Scotland                                Toryglen, Glasgow
2016     England                                 Dragon Park, Wales
2017     Wales                                    AUL Complex, Dublin

























The 2016 Bob Docherty Trophy


Fixtures;
Friday 1 April
Wales 02 0 England  2

The game began with a bright start by England, threatening Wales straight away. England’s first goal came very quickly into the match. In the 2nd minute, England’s number 3 took a very long throw in deep into the Wales box, causing a lot of problems. Number 10 then placed then ball past Welsh goalkeeper Lewis into the bottom corner to take an early lead.
England continued to look threatening, taking a few long shots from outside the Welsh area. England number 8 almost found the back of the net from 20 yards after 15 minutes, only to see her shot crash against the cross bar and go over for a goal kick. England had further half chances but failed to break down the stubborn Welsh defence.
The second half started slightly both sided, with Wales applying more pressure to create some chances against the opposition. Some good combination play from Wynne, Bardsley, James and Hoare saw Wales push further into the English half.
England then came back with more attacking threats, with long range shots from midfield. On the 42nd minute, some good combination play around the box allowed England 11 get through on goal, but a superb last ditch tackle by Welsh 4 prevented England from doubling their lead. A minute later, there was another great strike from 25 yards out, but a fantastic save from the Welsh number 1 denied them a goal.
England wrapped up the game in the last few seconds of injury time. A good save from Welsh keeper Lewis was parried from England’s 11, only to be parried into the path of England’s 14 who finished an open goal from 3 yards out in the 62nd minute.

The English view...
ENGLAND got their Bob Docherty Cup campaign off to a positive start with a merited victory over hosts Wales at the superbly appointed Dragon Park complex this afternoon(April 1)
England showed their intent from the kick-off with a high pressure approach.  After only two minutes a long throw from the left by Maya Le Tissier was mis judged by a static
Welsh defence and converted at the back post by Katie Robinson to put England into an early lead.  England continued to push forward in search on a second goal but were denied by a mixture of poor finishing, the crossbar and some good goalkeeping. England are very much in the ascendency with the Welsh team finding it hard to keep possession of the ball and get out of their own half.
England made two changes at half time with the intent of turning pressure in to goals. However the game continued in the same vain as the the first half. Several good chances were wasted but as the game neared its conclusion the three lions broke quickly and a slick move was finally finished off following a good save by the home goalkeeper by Sophie Quirk. England were not at their best, but must now build on this performance as they go in to Sunday's match against the Scots full of confidence.


Wales 01 0 Republic of Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland got their Bob Docherty campaign off to a positive start with a merited victory over hosts Wales at the superbly appointed Dragon Park complex .The Irish challenge was evident from the kickoff with a high pressure approach .This paid dividends in the 3rd minute when Amy Boyle Carr made the most of a ball which saw her outpace a static defence to confidently convert and put Ireland into an early lead . A tigerish midfield contest, eventually secured by R of I, proved the platform for what was ultimately a comprehensive victory.  An exquisitely rehearsed and splendidly struck free kick saw Louise Masterson double the lead which the Irish girls held up to half time thanks to solid defending and safe handling from Goal keeper Rachael Kelly.  A sustained Welsh effort saw their impressive midfield and potentially dangerous strike force pressurise a well marshalled Irish rearguard. However the best efforts of the hosts fell short as second half goals from Meghen Hengerer, Tyler Toland and Alannah Mc Evoy saw Republic of Ireland secure a vital victory .

Saturday 2 April
Northern Ireland 1 Republic of Ireland  3
NI started brightly getting forward in the very early stages of what proved to be a competitive battle of two neighbouring teams. ROI soon came into their own in the middle of the first half when they capitalised on a defensive error to score the first goal of the game. They then doubled their lead minutes later with a controversial goal and then went on to dominate the remaining 10 minutes of the first half. NI came out fighting in the second half determined to get back in the game and got their rewards half way through the second half with a well worked free kicked converted by Megan Bell. The goal gives NI lots of belief as they push for the equaliser. With Ni’s numbers pushed forward they were caught by an ROI counter attack conceding a third goal with almost the last kick of the game.


Wales 02  0 Scotland   6
Scotland scored within three minutes when captain Leah Eddie crashed home a stunning free kick from 25 yards. Moments later the speedy Morgan Cross ran on to a through ball and lobbed home following a delightful touch. Elena Santoyo-Brown then crashed home a vicious left foot drive after mesmerising the Welsh defence with a trademark mazy run. Scotland continued to pepper the Welsh goal but the defence held firm until the half time whistle.
The second half started with sub Jemma Marriott creating havoc on the right and following a pin point cross Abby Callaghan stroked the ball home. Five minutes later Marriott switched from provider to scorer turning on the edge of the box and firing home into the top corner. The final goal from the Scotland juggernaut came from a beautifully flighted free kick by Kirsty McIntosh which was headed home superbly at the far post by sub-striker Naomi Welch. To their credit the Welsh girls never stopped trying and on a couple of occasions came close to scoring before the final whistle sounded for a 6-0 Scottish victory.

The Welsh view;
Scotland started this fixture strongly, creating problems for the Welsh defence from the start. It wasn’t long until Scotland took the lead, in the 4th minute. Wales conceded a free kick just outside their area, and Scotland number 2 calmly struck the ball through the Welsh wall into the bottom right hand corner.
Scotland continued to press and force the young Welsh team into errors. Their second goal came in the 9th minute. A long ball over the top of the Welsh defence caught them in surprise, so the Scotland number 9 took advantage and used her pace to beat the offside trap and put the ball past the Welsh goalkeeper.
Scotland’s third goal came in the 13th minute from their number 7. A mazy run from the right side of the pitch, she then cut inside past 2 defenders and placed the ball into the top left hand corner.
Scotland once again started the second half strongly, and added their fourth goal on the 32nd minute. Similar to their second goal, a ball over the top of the Welsh centre backs and Scotland’s number 10 got onto the ball, remain composed and slotted the ball into the goal.
2 minutes later and Scotland almost got their fifth of a game. Another deep free kick found number 15 who won the ball but her shot only managed to find the outside of the post.
The away tea did not have to wait much longer to get their fifth goal of the game when Scottish number 15 got her first goal of the game. 6 minutes later, number 18 punished Wales on another set piece, heading home at the back post.
Wales pushed for a consolation goal with shots from Wynne, with a clever free kick taken by Balloch in the 45th. Wales went close again in the 48th minute with a great through ball from Wynne, but Jenkins hit her shot just wide of the post. Final score Wales 2 0 – Scotland 6.



Sunday 3 April
England  2 Scotland  0

The section decider got underway with the opening few minutes very tight and even. England’s power and Scotland’s skill were obvious from the outset and defences held firm until half time with few chances and no goals. After the interval England’s power and physicality gained the initiative with England scoring the opener from a corner which Scotland failed to clear. The game was end to end with chances to both teams but another late goal from England meant that it was England through to the final.

The English view...
England and Scotland met in game 6 (Sunday 3rd) and the game was a close affair. Having won their opening ties, both teams knew that this clash would see the winner progress to the final. Despite creating several attacking possessions, England were unable to produce a clear goal scoring opportunity and the teams went in level at half time. Playing with great confidence, England went ahead early in the second half as Ellie Hack pounced on a loose ball from a corner to slot home for the first of the afternoon. Scotland were finding life difficult as Maya Le Tissier and Jodie Hutton were comfortably  controlling midfield and Asmita Ale and Ellie Hack were cleaning up everything effortlessly at the back. The England lead was doubled as Jodie Hutton stamped her authority on the game smashing her right footed shot from 30 yards in off the post. England confidently played out the final minutes of the game and confirmed their place in the tournament final.

Wales (01)  6 Northern Ireland 0

Monday 4 April
Playoffs;

5/6  Wales (2002) 2 Northern Ireland  3
This game had another bright and exciting start with Wales taking the lead in the 2nd minute. A great run from Bardsley past the Irish left back resulted in a shot parried by the Irish keeper, only to be followed up by Welsh number 9 Simpson.
Northern Ireland only took a minute to make their first decent attack, with Welsh goalkeeper Davies forced into a good save in the 3rd minute. However Wales did not take long to double their lead. A throw in from Hoare fell to Bardsley, she played a first time ball to Prosser who supweebly lobbed the keeper from 18 yards out in 5 minutes played.
Wales could have made it 3 in the 7th minute. A great one - touch flick from Simpson set Bardsley free past the Irish defence, but saw her resulting shot smash against the cross bar and cleared away.
Ireland then began to mount the pressure on Wales, with a few dangerous free kicks just on the Welsh penalty box. In the 27th minute, a Welsh clearance frfro a free kick resulted in a corner. A good cross was met by Irish number 10 who headed the ball in, making the score 2-1 at half time.
Northern Ireland scored fairly quick into the second half. A recovery run by Welsh centre back by Sanford prevented a shot on goal, only for the Northern Ireland toequalise on the 34th minute mark. Chances continued to fall to both teams, with Hoare forcing a save from a free kick in the 47th minute. Northern Ireland almost took the lead on the 54th minute with a great counter attack but keeper Davies kept them at bay with a fantastic save.
Ireland won the game in the 59th minute, with their left wing, cutting into the Welsh box and slottin the ball past the Welsh keeper.


3/4  Wales (2001) 0 v Scotland 4
Scotland scored within three minutes when captain Lean Eddie crashed home a stunning free kick from outside the box. Moments later the speedy Morgan cross ran on to a through ball and lobbed home with a delightful touch. Elena Santoyo-Brown then crashed home a vicious left foot drive after mesmerising the Welsh defence with a trademark mazy run. Scotland continued to pepper the Welsh goal but the defence held firm until half time.
The second half started with the sub Jemma Marriot creating havoc on the right and Abby Callaghan stroked the ball home. Five minutes later Jemma Marriot switched from provider to scorer turning on the edge of the box and firing home into the top corner. The final goal from the Scotland juggernaut came from a beautifully flighted free kick from Kirsty McIntosh which was headed home superbly at the far post by substitute striker Naomi Welsh. To their credit the Welsh never stopped trying and on a couple of occasions threatened the Scottish goal but it finished 6-0 to the talented Scots.


1/2  Republic of Ireland 0  England 1
Inspiresport Bob Docherty 2016 was settled by the narrowest of margins at Dragon Park. A well rehearsed English move in the 6th minute of the second half saw Holly Manders smash an unstoppable volley past Republic of Ireland's outstanding goalkeeper
Rachael Kelly finishing off an excellent Sophie Quirk left-wing cross. England Girls settled comfortably into the game putting Ireland on the back foot. Stout defensive work limited the scoring opportunities but it required a full-length save from Rachael Kelly to keep out a powerful Lucy Egan header. Lucia Lobato had to be at her composed best as half time saw the sides troop off scoreless .
The Irish Girls picked up the performance in the 2nd half particularly following the English breakthrough goal, playing the game further up the field and threatening to score the goal that would bring them back into the contest. However a competent English defence dealt with anything the Irish could muster  clearing their lines repeatedly.Despite great endeavour Ireland had to settle for runners up this year. Well done to England Girls on their success .

















The 2015 Bob Docherty Trophy for SAFIB U15 Girls teams was held at;

Toryglen Football Centre, Glasgow

Monday 6th - Thursday 9th April 2015

England 2 Republic of Ireland  2
Scotland 4 Northern Ireland  0
England 0 Scotland  1
Republic of Ireland 2 Wales  1
England 2 Wales  0
Republic of Ireland 1 Northern Ireland  0
England 0 Northern Ireland  0 
Scotland 3 Wales  0
Republic of Ireland 0 Scotland  1
Northern Ireland 1 Wales  2

LEAGUE TABLE

3 points for a win
1 point for a draw
Goals in penalty shoot out not included in totals

BOB DOCHERTY LEAGUE TABLE 2015
  P W D L F A Pts
SCOTLAND  4  4  0  0  7  0  12
REPUBLIC of IRELAND  4  2  1  1  5  4  7
ENGLAND  4  1  2  1  4  3  5
WALES  4  1  1  2  3  5  4
NORTHERN IRELAND  4  0  0  4  2  9  0
               













The 2014 Bob Docherty Trophy was held at Repton School, Derbyshire,14 -17 April 2014.  The competition reverted to two leagues with the final day seeing crossover playoffs for final places.

Bob Docherty Cup 2014

Monday 14 April
England  2 Wales 0
Republic of Ireland  2 Northern Ireland 0

Tuesday 15 April
Wales 0 Scotland  6
Slovakia 1 Republic of Ireland  2

Wednesday 16 April
Slovakia 2  Northern Ireland 0
England 2 (4) Scotland  2 (3) after pens

Thursday 4th April

5/6 playoff
Wales  0  Northern Ireland  2

3/4 playoff
Scotland 0  Slovakia  0   Joint third

1/2 Playoff
England 3  Republic of Ireland  0

The English story can be read at
www.esfa.co.uk/news/
  Republic comment is at 
www.fais.ie/news/798/good-start-for-republic-of-ireland-in-bob- docherty-cup/ and
www.fais.ie/news/799/republic-of-ireland-continue-winning-ways-in-bob-docherty-cup/and
www.fais.ie/news/800/schools-secure-silver-in-bob-docherty-cup/


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