Bray L2s v Skerries (6-1; Vicky Coen x 2, Rhona Baker x 2, Kathy O'Toole & Dianna Dunne)
A late tip off for Bray and Skerries in TempleCarraig last night and after a disappointing draw at the weekend the Bray ladies were determined to win.
Before the whistle coach Niamh Breathnach gave strict instructions on the execution of short corners and within the first minute Bray had won a short and Dianna rattled the backboard with a fantastic direct shot. Bray kept their composure following the goal and retained possession, some excellent play in midfield with Luca passing to Emer in the centre, a great ball from Emer into Vicki in the D and a reverse goal from Vicki. Vicki made it 3-0 shortly afterwards with another reverse shot after an accurate pass from Rachel outside the D.
Bray had fresh legs on the pitch following substitutions and after some lovely play between Juliette and Sarah in midfield, Sarah sent in a long ball to the post which Rhona managed to tap in on her reverse before clashing with the goalie and knocking her off her feet 4-0.
Skerries fought hard to get back into the game and had numerous chances to attack the Bray goal but solid defending from Amy, Sinead, Dianna and Anna kept Bray in the lead. Rhona made it 5-0 just before half time when Kathy's shot rebounded off the post and Rhona popped it past the keeper.
Skerries came out fighting in the second half and Bray's defense had a lot more work to do. Mairead was solid and giving great supply to the midfield but Skerries managed to get a goal back from open play. They had a brilliant chance to score their second with a cracking high shot on goal but Susie pulled off the most amazing stick save that left everyone with their mouths hanging open!!!!!
Bray were hungry for another goal and Claire P was working very hard up front to get on the scoresheet, the opportunity fell to Kathy who made it 6 with Luca assisting.
Thanks to Ross for umpiring and all the supporters - Cup Match on Sat at 12pm in Bray - Bring it on!!!!!
Match report by Rhona Baker.