Bray ladies se­cure a cru­cial victory

Bray People - - Sport -

Bray 2, Trin­ity Col­lege 1: Bray Ladies first squad trav­elled to Santry to face Trin­ity Col­lege for their sec­ond away fix­ture of the sea­son.

HOCKEY This was a vi­tal fix­ture for Bray who was de­ter­mined to ob­tain needed points and se­cure safer po­si­tion­ing in Divi­sion 1.

Wast­ing no time, they dom­i­nated play from the open­ing whis­tle and with just min­utes into the game, were awarded a short cor­ner. Bray mid­field Ch­eryl O’Toole struck the ball with pin­point ac­cu­racy get­ting the first goal of the game.

Un­for­tu­nately with just sec­onds to go to half-time, Trin­ity man­aged to equal­ize. A more fo­cused and de­ter­mined Bray emerged af­ter half-time and they were un­lucky not to con­vert many short cor­ner op­por­tu­ni­ties.

How­ever, Bray’s mid­field Cather­ine Mur­ray pre­sented a mag­nif­i­cent ball to for­ward Linda O’Neill who beat the Trin­ity keeper, putting Bray back in the lead. A de­serv­ing and mo­ti­vat­ing win for Bray who now sit more com­fort­ably in the league ta­ble.

Bray 1, Loreto 1: Bray ladies sec­onds played away against Loreto last week­end. It was a slow start from Bray with Loreto ap­ply­ing most of the pres­sure. Bray’s de­fence of An­drea Chal­loner, Gill Hohn, Lauren Kelly and Katie Burgess re­mained solid and pre­vented Loreto from scor­ing.

The score re­mained 0-0 at half-time. Bray came out in the sec­ond half more fo­cused and ap­plied a lot of pres­sure but this strong Loreto side pen­e­trated Bray’s de­fence and scored the open­ing goal of the game. Bray con­tin­ued at­tack­ing and were awarded a goal from Sinead Leni­han to equalise. Even more pres­sure was ap­plied by Bray but un­for­tu­nately they couldn’t snatch the victory.

Bray 0, Gen­e­sis 1: Bray trav­elled to UCD for their sec­ond match of the sea­son. The match was fast passed from the start and Bray were un­lucky not to score in the first-half.

Geni­sis started off strong in the sec­ond-half and Bray soon con­ceded a goal.

Bray’s Caoimhe Guil­foyle was un­lucky not to score in the sec­ond-half, but it just wasn’t to be Bray’s day. Man of the match went to Aish­ling Carthy who made some ter­rific saves in the match. Bray will be hop­ing for bet­ter re­sult af­ter the mid term away to Swords.

Bray 2, Dios 0: It was the first match back of the sea­son for Bray’s Ladies 5ths team. Played late in the day on Sun­day at home in Bray against Dios 4ths.

A well de­served re­sult of 2-0 to Bray with Caoimhe Guil­foyle and Su­san Cur­ran scor­ing two ex­cel­lent goals. It was a great match with every­one giv­ing it their all and a well de­served re­sult! A spe­cial men­tion to our player of the match, Rachel Maguire, who played bril­liant on the right wing.

Bray mens 1st 4, Na­van 1: Bray men’s first team con­tin­ued their good start to the sea­son with a 4-1 away win against Na­van. An early goal from Si­mon Cox and goals ei­ther side of half-time put the Bray men three up with 15 min­utes to go, when Naas scored a con­so­la­tion goal be­fore Phil Davis scored with the last hit of the match.

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