Mixed fortunes for Bray hockey teams
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.