Bray Hockey round-up
Bray 1, Pembroke Wanderers 3: Bray Ladies first team squad made the trip to face Pembroke Wanderers for their first away fixture of the Division 1 Leinster league.
From the start, the experienced Pembroke team used the home crowd to its advantage. Within the first 10 minutes of play, the home side scored the first goal of the match, achieved from a well worked short corner. Bray kept up the pressure, spurred on by their own devoted supporters who had made the journey to Serpentine Avenue. However it was against the run of play that Pembroke obtained their second goal of the game. Not to be defeated, Bray preserved and fought their way back into the match.
Shortly into the second half of play, following determined play by the visiting midfield players, Bray was awarded a short corner. Linda O’Neill presented Bray‘s centre forward Stephanie Hall with great pass and Hall capitalised, beating the goalkeeper and placing the ball in the Pembroke goal.
The home team, with 10 minutes of play to go, scored their final goal of the game. Bray now move on to play UCD at home this coming Saturday. Bray 0, Weston 1: Bray ladies seconds started their league campaign against Weston on Saturday. Midfield were under pressure from their opponents early on in the game and Weston eventually breaking through and scoring a goal just before half time.
Next week Bray ladies seconds play host to Corinthians at home. Bray Thirds 3, Skerries Seconds 1: With many new faces on this year’s Ladies 3’s the first match was a great start to the season with a comfortable 3-1 win over Skerries Seconds. Kim Leonard, Susan Curran and Moninia May were on target for Bray.
Skerries were awarded a short-corner in the final minutes scoring their only goal of the match. Bray 1, Old Alex 1: It was the first week back for the newly promoted Bray 4ths. Eager to impress Bray got on the scoring card in the second half with a well practiced short corner which saw centre mid Aine Whelan score with a fantastic sweep.
Bray were in control for the whole second half but were unlucky to give a short corner away just at the final whistle. Bray’s best player was Trish Martin in goal who had a fantastic game.