RSA 1st XI vs BRA 1ST XI
RSA 1st XI went into the final with key player Pippa Best, Irish U18 International, injured, however this did not effect the determination to bring home the shield.
1st HALF RSA started strong and the midfield attacked well with Alana Doyle controlling most of the play. This was converted into a goal with RSA being rewarded a short corner and Claire Hanna’s first strike hit the back board. RSA continued to dominate the play through hard work from Ellen Donaldson, Clara Lennon and Hannah Irwin. However the attacks were defended well by BRA
2nd started much the same, however BRA started to play their way into the game and had there own period of attacking waves causing RSA to defend hard and clear the ball on numerous occasions. In the last 10 mins BRA’s hunger for an equaliser increased and their efforts were rewarded by a goal in the last 2 mins.
Extra time was to be 2 periods of 5mins of silver goal. Both sides were desperate for the winning goal however time rolled into the 2nd period. RSA Started building their attack from the back and Joanna Dodds received the ball on the right, and then crossed it across the circle to find Kathryn Glass diving at the back post to take the deflection into the back of the net. RSA saw the game out and finally got their hands on the well deserved silver ware!!!!
Coach Jareth McCready was delighted to see his side lift the shield after an excellent season both in cup fixtures and friendlies.
RSA 1st XI would like to thank the spectators from the school and the staff for their support throughout the whole season