U12 Football

20 April, 2015

Bray Emmets Vs St Pat's

Our two under 12 teams were on home ground Monday 20th April against St Patricks of Wicklow.

Our White Team were a bit slow to start off. It took them 15 minutes to settle into the game and some great midfield efforts from Gavin and superb defensive work from Conor M was required to keep us only 2 points behind going into half time. In the second half  Bray looked like a different team on the pitch with all players playing lovely football from defenders right up to the forward line passing and scoring all the way to a great win 7-10 to 3-6.

White Team: Gavin, Conor M, Nathan P, Finn, Dara, Patrick, Adam P, Shane, Jamie M, Oscar, James, Jack, Adam D

Bray Emmet’s Green Team too fought their way to a deserved victory in their game against St Pats. Pats started the game in a storming manner and were a number of scores up early in the first half.

They played a quick hand passing game which the team initially found hard to cope with. Bray soon warmed to the task and gradually began to exploit their strong kicking game. The backs made up of Luan, Jamie, Simon and Michael continually fed Art and Tim in the midfield and these ensured that quality ball reached Daniel, John, Quintin, Cathal and Cillian in attack. Special praise should be given to Alex, playing in nets, who in this first half saved Bray on a number of occasions. The team playing with desire and skill finished the half level.

The second half saw the teams swap scores with St Pats continuing their hand passing game and Bray seeking to use both the foot and hand pass. Neither team however could build a commanding lead and with 5 minutes to go the teams were level.

The last few minutes saw Bray firstly go behind by one goal after a fantastic move by Pats. Bray had to dig deep and scored a couple of quick goals the first as a result of a great movement involving all of the lines starting with Jamie now in nets and the second because of pressure put on the subsequent Pats kick out. They then tacked on a couple of points to kill off, what was a super game of attacking football.

Green Team: Alex, Jamie, Simon, Luan, Michael, Art, Tim, John, Daniel, Quintin, Cathal and Cillian.

Final score: Bray Emmets 9-9, St Pats 8-7.