Championship V Roundwood

20 October, 2008

Bray opened well with an unanswered goal and two points all from Siofra Heffernan, but Roundwood fought back to stay in touch and managed to exploit the space afforded by a 10 a side game on a full-size pitch  to grab two goals late in the first half to go in at the break with their noses just in front, 2-7 to 2-6.

Bray came out fighting after half-time, however, and racked up the scores. Sorcha Crimmins was particularly lethal, scoring three goals and two points and Siofra Heffernan added to her tally. Orlaith Whelan put the ball in the net after a long dribbling run that would have pleased Giovanni Trappatoni, whilst Danika Goulding soloed most of the pitch from a kick-out to put the ball past the Roundwood goalkeeper. Jennifer Ryan, falling back to a more defensive role, played a leading part in blocking the Roundwood counter-attacks while Emily Richardson was outstanding in midfield.

Lineout: 1 Laura McCarthy, 2 Emily Richardson, 3 Avril Byrne, 4 Danika Goulding, 5 Jennifer Ryan, 6 Sorcha Crimmins, 7 Zoe Mulvaney, 8 Siofra Heffernan, 9 Orlaith Whelan, 10 Tara Brady

Subs used: Naoise Concannon, Rachel, Lauren Barry, Aoife Sherlock, Juliette Fortune 

Managers: Austin Heffernan, Gay Heffernan and Dave Barry