Cup win softens ladies 1sts league blow
After incurring our first real set back this season, we were determined to use this match as an opportunity to show how we can react positively as a team, to overcome our disappointing loss to Trinity.
Corinthians found the back of the net first with a successful drag flick from a penalty corner. Pembroke equalized just before half time again from a penalty corner, with Jilly finding a goal scoring touch from Hayley’s sweep, marking a positive return for her to the first XI.
In the second half both teams took their turn in testing the skills of their opposing goalies. However these efforts were to no avail, with both Stella and Siobhan keeping a clean sheet in the second half. Rachel Scott also made a crucial save off the line from a Corinthians penalty corner.
With the full-time whistle blowing a 1-1 draw, both sides prepared for extra time of 5 minutes aside, silver goal.
Four minutes in, Anna O’Grady took a bad hit to the head from charging down a side line ball that left her in need of 6 stitches which is bad timing given her Christmas exams begin this week.
Extra time flew with neither side finishing the game off. Thus Pembroke players Ruairi, Rachel, Alice, Kylie and Katie stepped up to take a penalty stroke.
Ruairi started the flick competition off perfectly with a successful flick to the goalies right arm. Corinthians followed with a scoop wide. Rachel and Alice followed Ruairi’s lead netting their respective flicks. Stella made an important save from Carol Mc Gowan, which left Kylie to finish the match off in style, sending Pembroke through to the next round of the Jacqui Potter Cup.
This leaves us half way through the season in 5th place in the league and in the quarter finals of ISC and JP Cup. We face league leaders UCD this wknd away at 12pm our last match of 2013.
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