U12 Girls welcome Oliver Plunketts

3 March, 2013

On Sunday, 3rd March the Ladies Under-12 Football team welcomed Oliver Plunketts to Old Conna for their first Dublin League match. The Bray team had some fresh new faces in their starting line-up as well as some of the regular 2001 girls who have been with the Club since starting with the Academy. The game started evenly with both teams contesting for the first score but Oliver Plunketts settled in to a good run of play and got the first three scores of game. At times, Bray were under severe pressure and only the great defensive work of Eleanor Carroll Hayes and Lauren Healy stopped Oliver Plunketts from scoring again in the first half. Bray started to string some great passages of play through Alice Fitzgerald and Shauna Ryan which saw Eve Murphy having a number of shots going unluckily wide. Bray's hard work eventually paid off just before half-time with debutant Sasha Ni Laoghaire scoring a goal which meant the teams went in level at the break.
The early stages of the second half saw Oliver Plunketts push Emmets and their hard work paid off with a couple of quick scores. At this point, they looked the likely winners but the Bray girls came back into the game with Alice Fitzgerald and Emily Deveney showing their strength and speed in midfield, driving the team forward. Their team mates followed suit with Eve Murphy recording and incredible four goals and two points some of which any footballer would be proud of. Laura McGarry also joined in the scoring, registering her first goal. Well done to all the girls on both teams and a special thank you to all the Mum's and Dad's for supporting the girls. Final Score: Bray Emmets 6-2  Oliver Plunketts 2-8.