Saturday, November 1, 2008

Women's Division One: Week Five results

Railway Union 3 (Jean McDonnell 2, Kate McKenna) Pembroke 0
Railway's winning start to the season continued with a comfortable first home game of the season. Kate McKenna and Jean McDonnell made it 2-0 by the break with McDonnell nailing a corner in the second half to complete the scoring on a day where neither side fully reached their potential.

For Railway it was the start of a run of three big games in seven days, facing unbeaten sides UCD, on Wednesday, and Loreto, next Saturday. The Loreto game, bizarrely, begins a run of eight straight home league games. They are now top by a point with a game in hand.

Hermes 4 (Christine Quinlan, Nikki Evans, S Sloan, Aoife Harte) Glenanne 1 (C Nugent)
Hermes stay involved in the title-chase with a decent win over the Glens, nestling in a tie for third place with UCD. Glenanne drop a place to seventh but keep their distance from the relegation zone with a win next weekend when they host Trinity.

Old Alex 5 (Laura McCoy 2, Jan Ovington, Aoife Budd, Liane Ryan) Trinity 0
Alex picked up their second win of the season to close the gap on the top half of the table as former Trinity players Laura McCoy and Aoife Budd returned to haunt their alma mater. Trinity, meanwhile, stay pointless and look to be in serious trouble. Next week's trip to Glenanne looks like a must-win fixture.

Loreto 3 (Nikki Symmons 2, Lizzie Colvin) Bray 0
Irish duo Nikki Symmons and Lizzie Colvin continue Loreto's free-scoring ways at Beaufort as they despatched Bray to stay in second place, a point behind Railway. Next weekend, the pair play a key fixture in the title race. Bray meanwhile will hope to target next week's match with Corinthian to move away from the relegation zone.

Corinthian 0 UCD 3 (Lisa Jacob 2, Holly Jenkinson)
UCD had the points won within 15 minutes, opening the scoring with a corner strike from Holly Jenkinson and Lisa Jacob doubled the lead with a reverse stick strike across former players Siobhan Burke's goal.

UCD continued to press and a third goal arrived after Carrigan and McGilp combined to tee up Lisa Jacob for a tap in. With the game in the bag at half time, the students eased off the gas and coasted home after a successful week at varsities. A win on Wednesday against Railway will see them go top.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The title race this year is going to be neck and neck all year long. My money is on Railway to break the Hermes monopoly on the title for the last few years. Great to see it so competitive at the top!