GOREY 3 AVOCA 1
Of only a few games that went ahead last weekend, due to the freezing conditions, Gorey met Avoca in Enniscorthy on Saturday.
Gorey took push back but Avoca intercepted and made a break up the right wing. Avoca entered the circle taking a shot.
Gorey’s ‘keeper Fiona Mythen made a skillful save with her stick deflecting out wide for a long corner to Avoca. Gorey’s defence of Vicky Hughes, Bridget Kenny, Ruth Evans and Corinna Bailey ensured Avoca didn’t get any return from the free.
Nicola Ryan took a line ball for Gorey and won the first penalty corner of the match. Gorey set up. Robyn Swords pushed the ball out to Sarah Merrigan who flicked the ball to Nicola Ryan who found Ailbhe Booth. Zoe Kenny was at the post to convert from Ailbhe’s shot for an early lead (1-0).
From the restart, Avoca lost possession when Corrina Bailey made an important tackle, passing inside to Robyn Swords up field who found Ailbhe Booth. Ailbhe took aim and buried the ball in the left corner, doubling Gorey’s lead (2-0).
Moments later winger Muireann Deegan was unlucky not to score when she hit the post.
A free out to Avoca was awarded however midfielder, Ailbhe Booth won possession and travelled towards goal. Muireann Deegan made no mistake this time scoring Gorey’s third (3-0).
Avoca restarted once more, advancing into Gorey’s half. Avoca’s pressure paid off when they were rewarded with a penalty corner on the stroke of half-time. Avoca scores (3-1).
The second half saw Gorey make some changes in the front and back lines with Odile Evans and Sabhdh Corcoran coming on to try break Avoca down. Gorey and Avoca fought it out but change to the scoreline was not to be.
Gorey ran out winners giving them three more points and they are now drawn level on points with Genesis at the top of the League table.
GOREY; Fiona Mythen (capt), Vicky Hughes, Bridget Kenny, Ruth Evans, Corrina Bailey, Nicola Ryan, Ailbhe Booth(1), Robyn Swords, Zoe Kenny(1), Sarah Merrigan, Muireann Deegan(1) Sabhdh Corcoran, Odile Evans.
Next up for Gorey is another League clash with Muckross on Saturday, February 9th.