Soc­cer ac­tion

Bray People - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

Last week­end saw three teams in ac­tion.

Pride of place must go to the U10s who clinched the Di­vi­sion One ti­tle by beat­ing Wick­low Town on a 4-1 score line on a lovely sunny morn­ing in Ry­der’s Field last Satur­day. A win for the young glens cou­pled with Rath­new drop­ping points in New­town, would mean the Glens clinch­ing the ti­tle with two games to go.

They started ner­vously but got into their stride and hit two quick goals mid-way through the half via Conor Giles and Jack Carey. It seemed the points were in the bag early in the sec­ond pe­riod when Jack Carey got his sec­ond and the Glens’ third but Wick­low never gave up and de­served their goal to make it 3-1 and a nervy end­ing. How­ever, Shane ‘Hassle­bank’ Mer­ri­man got a bril­liant fourth goal to seal a fa­mous win.

Then there was a hour wait to hear the re­sult from New­town which went the way of the home team mean­ing Glen­cor­mac United could not be caught for the ti­tle. Well done to the en­tire panel who put so much ef­fort in both train­ing and matches through­out the year and to ded­i­cated man­ager Lar Mer­ri­man and his as­sis­tant Colm Gri­if­fiths.

The whole squad is: Charlie Ward, Erica Con­roy, David Ho­nan, Jack Carey, Conor Giles, Kieren Grif­fith, Shane Mer­ri­man, Michael Pren­der­gast, PJ Dunne, Josh Cahill, Matt Fale­cikowski and Si­mon Jasinski.

The U8s were also at home on Satur­day morn­ing and faced stiff op­po­si­tion in the form of Rath­new. It looked bad at the break as the mini Glens trailed 4-0 but Alan Con­don must have given some speech dur­ing the in­ter­val as they pulled it back to 4-3 with five min­utes to go and as they went on all-out at­tack mode, it was a risky strat­egy which didn’t work in the end as they were caught on the break and it fin­ished 5-3. It was a brave per­for­mance by all but spe­cial men­tion to Aoife Fox, birth­day boy Daniel Dunne and Alex Con­don who all scored for the glens.

The se­niors were at home to Carnew on Sun­day morn­ing and had a re­ally im­pres­sive 3-1 win. Ga­van Bar­ton scored with a bril­liant left footed vol­ley and then Bob O’Don­nell pow­ered in a good header to make it 2-0. The game was all but over by the break when Ga­van slot­ted home a penalty after Aaron Creavin was fouled in the penalty box. The game turned a lit­tle nasty after the break as Carnew had two men sent off but still man­aged to pull one back from a free be­fore they were re­duced to nine men fol­low­ing another send­ing off and then they left the field so the ref­eree aban­doned the game with 5 min­utes to go. Si­mon Doyle had his best game in years in the mid­field along with Ga­van Bar­ton, Colm Nolan and Eoin Far­rell but it was a great ef­fort by the en­tire team.

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