Rainey Ladies win at Annadale with fantastic first half performance
The Rainey RFHC 1XI team travelled to Wellington College tand defeated Annadale 3-1 on Saturday.
The match began and both teams showed great dominance and, within 10 minutes, Rainey player Megan Mulholland made a break with the ball, making a short pass into the attacking circle which was picked up by Nicole Heaney who flicked to the back of the net.
The Annadale players came back fighting and equalised but, following great attacking skills displayed by Carolyn Burns in the circle, the Rainey managed to win a short corner which saw Claire Mulholland hit a reverse shot into the goal bringing the score to 2-1.
The Rainey continued to fight and due to great pressure from the midfielders Maeve McNally, Megan Mulholland and Burnsy, a crash ball was hit into the circle and finished by an unstoppable strike on goal by Zara Bell making the score 3-1 at halftime.
The second half saw both teams come out fighting and it was clear the Annadale players didn’t want to concede another goal.
Due to great defending from the Rainey backs Catherine, Emma, Louise, Claire and goalie Rebecca Allen it was impossible for the Annadale players to score.
The Rainey forward line of Bell, Heaney, Jayne Spear and Loraine Hyndman continued to press the Annadale defence but couldn’t get the ball in the back of the net and it finished 3-1, goalie Rebecca Allen player of the match.
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