Bray 4ths 2 (Alison Dawson & Emily Wray) - 1 UCD 7ths
Bray Ladies 4s took on UCD 7ths at the college on Saturday. The start of the game saw Bray test UCDs defense with many short corners and excellent shots on goal by sisters Lara Dawson and Alison Dawson however we didn’t manage to put one away in the first half. UCD also tested our defense however Sharon Burke was not letting anyone past without a fight giving strong balls out to Shirley who drove the line many times giving us great opportunities for a goal however UCD had a strong back line and with 5 minuets of the first half left to go UCD put one away, which could of been more If it wasn’t for the amazing saves by young Louise Pert and the amazing work rate of our defenders.
The second half saw Bray put out a whole new team, more positive and more fire in our belly’s to go and get that win. Amazing play between Orla O'Sullivan and Alison Dawson saw Alison put away an amazing first goal and lifted our spirits. We weren’t stopping there however, our back line was letting nobody get through and with amazing play by Lara Dawson and Emily Wray saw Emily put away a cracking goal, putting us in the lead. After this we stayed fighting! We played the rest of the match in their 25 and held a navy wall in every press set up! We have never been so determined!
This was an excellent game with unbelievable play out of every player. Thanks to Eimear Martin for coming out to umpire and to Jim Brennan for stepping in in Adams place as he had a match of his own. Well done ladies!
Match report by Tola Adebisi.