Emma Doyle was once again the game changer for St Louise’s Comprehensive College as they booked their place in the final of the Electric Ireland Senior Schools’ Cup.
The striker netted twice for the west Belfast school in a last four clash with St Joseph’s College from the east of the city. St Louise’s won the game 3-0.
Doyle, who chalked up an excellent hat-trick for her school’s under-18 team in the third round of this year’s competition, scored her two goals in the first half of the semi-final at the Ozone complex to effectively put her school into the decider.
Both teams started the game brightly, creating several chances, but towards the end of the first half St Louise’s started to find their rhythm.
And Doyle found her range when she latched on to two excellent passes and slotted past the keeper on both occasions.
Despite being two down at the break St Joseph’s began the second half on the front foot. They carved out a couple of chances but couldn’t make the breakthrough.
St Louise’s regained control and tested the St Joseph’s keeper, while their opponents continued to create some decent chances.
Eventually the game had its third goal and it went to St Louise’s. Shana Morris sealed the victory when she made a searing run down the right and beat the keeper at her near post with a crisp drive.
St Louise’s will now meet north Belfast school Mercy College in the 2018 final of the Electric Ireland Senior Schools’ Cup.
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