A Ladies selection travelled to Blackrock for the 2nd Annual 'Lollipop Cup' tournament hosted by Avoca HC and joined by Portadown and Rathgar Ladies sides.
Up first was the hosts, Avoca which saw a relatively open start to the fixture, however the Bray side opened up the attacks with Megan Shelley, Vicky Coen and Ruth McDonagh all going close within a short space of time but unfortunately each opportunity went askew. After a period of pressure, Bray finally scored with Vicky Coen taking the last touch in the D before an Avoca player had an unfortunate touch to deflect in past their own keeper. The game ended 1-0 to Bray.
Next up was Portadown who had beaten Rathgar 0-3 earlier in the day. A much faster paced game with Portadown putting the Bray defense under attack from the get go. Fewer opportunities landed towards the Bray front line and the result ended 0-2 to the Northern side.
The final match of the day for Bray was against Rathgar. It was hot and everyone was feeling the fatigue. A slower fixture but Bray proved the stronger side and took the spoils with a 1-0 victory. Ruth McDonagh scoring the winning goal.
With both Portadown and Bray recording 2 wins, the trophy winner was determined by the result between them earlier in the day, handing Portadown the Cup once again.
A big thanks to all in Avoca HC for the great tournament and best wishes to Avoca, Portadown and Rathgar in their upcoming seasons.
Click here for some photos of the day and here for some more!