1 September, 2008

Castleknock 8-4 V Bray Emmets 4-3

In their first outing since the summer break, Bray Emmets under 14 girls were put under early pressure in this 13-a-side game as the hosts scored 6-1 in the first half. Bray's sole score of the half was a goal from Orlaith Whelan as a result of an excellent pass from Cathy Waters. Castleknock could even have scored more had it not been for some good saves from Naoise Concannon.  

Bray began to find their rhythm in the second half, as a reorganisation of positions helped to settle the team. An early goal, again from Orlaith Whelan, gave the team some confidence and although Castleknock soon countered the half was a much more lively affair. Further Bray scores came in the shape of a goal and two points from Siofra Heffernan (1-2), whilst girl of the match Danika Goulding, playing in a more forward role than the first half, took a goal and a point herself.  

Although Castleknock's lead was dented, they had plenty of fresh legs (unfortunately Bray were playing without substitutes) and managed to respond at a quick enough rate to keep their heads comfortably in front, to win 8-4 to 4-3.  

Emmets Team: 1 Naoise Concannon, 2 Lauren Barry, 3 Laura McCarthy, 4 Tara Brady, 5 Danika Goulding, 6 Kate O'Connor, 7 Siofra Heffernan, 8 Zoe Mulvaney, 9 Aoife Sherlock, 8, 11 Cathy Waters; 12 Orlaith Whelan, 13 Grace Curham