St Judes

14 March, 2009

Last Saturday morning 14th March, we travelled to a windswept Tymon Park to play St. Jude's. With both clubs down players due to the bank holiday weekend we played 8 aside on the green pitch and 9 a side on the white pitch. This report is from the green pitch.

Aided by a strong wind in the first half and booming puck outs from goalkeeper Stephen Finn we always had Jude's on the back foot. Bray used this pressure and quickly got into a lead with 2 terrific goals by Liam Carolan. The forwards of Mark Kenny and Conn Benville tormented the Jude's defence by not allowing them time to clear their lines cleanly. Bray earned a 65 and this was calmly dispatched between the posts by Owen Duffy. Jude's only first half score came from a breakaway move and a goalmouth scramble that was eventually forced over the line.

With the wind against us for the second half we expected a tougher half however our defence of Fintan O'Shea and Oisin Dougan aided by Philip Redmond from midfield were absolutely superb in stopping almost everything that came their way. Mark Kenny was put chasing through on goal three times on his own only to be thwarted by an out rushing keeper but follow up play got us further goals from Conn Benville, Owen Duffy and Liam Carolan completed his hat trick. Jude's scrapped another goal from a sideline cut into the square, which was again forced over the line by a scramble of players.