Mixed for­tunes for Bray hockey teams

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Bray 0, UCD 3: Bray Ladies first squad hosted UCD for the sec­ond home game of the sea­son. Bray dom­i­nated for the first quar­ter of play, us­ing their ex­pe­ri­ence to gain ad­van­tage over the stu­dents and was un­for­tu­nate not to open the score sheet early into play.

How­ever, be­fore the half-time whis­tle, Col­lege achieved a short cor­ner and con­verted the op­por­tu­nity to get the first goal of the game. In­spired by their lead, the Stu­dents fo­cused and showed some very de­ter­mined play. Bray’s de­fence kept strong through­out, but fol­low­ing a con­tro­ver­sial de­ci­sion, the vis­it­ing team was awarded an­other goal.

Just be­fore the fi­nal whis­tle, Col­lege ob­tained their fi­nal and last goal of the match. They now move on to play Trin­ity Col­lege away next Satur­day Bray 2nds 3, Corinthi­ans 1: Bray ladies sec­onds played host to Corinthi­ans in their sec­ond game of the sea­son last satur­day. Bray got off to a con­vinc­ing start with great work up the right by mid­fielder Adelle Adams and wing Eimear Willis.

Bray were awarded a short cor­ner mid way through the first half which was con­verted to a goal with an ex­cel­lent strike by San­dra Doyle. Bray scored their sec­ond goal shortly be­fore half time, through an­other short cor­ner put into the goal by Tara Kelly. Bray came out strongly in the sec­ond half but a quick break by Corinthi­ans through the cen­tre saw them clinch a goal back to leave the score 2-1 with 10 min­utes to go.

Bray’s pa­tience paid off with a third goal scored by Clodagh Ni Chearb­haill five min­utes be­fore full time. Her­mes 3rd 0, Bray 3rd 2: Af­ter de­ci­sively winning the open­ing game of the sea­son, Bray Ladies 3rds were in high spir­its go­ing into the sec­ond league game away to Her­mes 3rds.

The first goal came to­wards the end of the first quar­ter with a great ball crossed from the left by Ruth McDon­agh to the top of the ‘ D’ with Amanda South­ern de­flect­ing it on to the right wing, Moninia May who swept the ball in ef­fort­lessly.

As Bray led an­other at­tack­ing play through the cen­tre of the pitch Gilli Reilly striked a pow­er­ful shot from the top of the ‘D’ that was de­flected in by a Her­mes player. Bray were now 2-0 go­ing into half time.

Her­mes were not go­ing to go out without a fight and in the sec­ond half they tire­lessly tried to break the Bray de­fence.

Bray con­ceded sev­eral short cor­ners dur­ing the open­ing 20 min­utes of the sec­ond half but the Bray de­fence held strong with some great run­ning out by Yani Scully-Lane and Sinéad Hussey. Danielle Doyle pulled off some great saves dur­ing the sec­ond half to keep Bray 2-0 up.

Bray 3rd’s face tough op­po­nents Newbridge 2nd’s at home next week. Bray Men 1, Monkstown 2: Bray 2nd were at home to Monkstown 4th on Satur­day for a late start at 4pm. Bray played well and opened the score in the first half, with a great re­ac­tion from Chris Doyle from close range.In the sec­ond half Monkstown never gave up and kept press­ing and soon equal­ized.

Bray held them off for most of the re­main­der of the half but soon let there guard down only to let Monkstown in again.

Goal­mouth action dur­ing the Bray 2nds game against Corinthi­ans.

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