The second and third place teams battled it out for the second place spot, with a hopeful eye on finishing first. Beal Bocht came out strong and fast in the first half putting immediate pressure on Harps’ defense. Beal Bocht drew a foul just outside the 18 yard box and Angela Russo clinically placed the ball out of Harps’ keeper Marissa Bea’s reach. Harps countered the pressure and were rewarded when a lovely cross from Samantha Kee was met by Suzy Malone who put a well timed touch on the ball for the equalizer. Both sides produced impressive end to end attacking which was met with equally impenetrable defense, Bea making a particularly spectacular save to keep the score level at one all going into the break.
Harps came out the stronger side in the second period, controlling possession by stringing together superb passes to deny Beal Bocht the offensive opportunities they had in the first half. The tally increased for Harps when Marie Glennon assisted Britt Boigris who shepherded in a less than memorable finish. Boigris struck again after receiving another service from Glennon to widen Harps’ lead. Harps never let up and the final goal was the result of a Kee’s second assist to Malone to end the game at 4-1 as Harps leapfrog Beal Bocht to end the 2012 season in second place.
Best for Harps: Marie Glennon & Britt Boigris