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Bray Emmets 6-1, St. Vincents 5-14

4 October, 2008

With an under strength team we took on St. Vincents last Saturday. We won the toss and decided to play against a very strong wind in the first half. It was going to be tough as St. Vincents are one of the best in Division 1 in Dublin. In no time we were 5 points down and struggling. This quickly led to a 9-point deficit. However our team held their nerve and didn't give up. Padraig Doyle as usual was great in defence and was well supported by Patrick Michel. Michael Boland was putting in hugh effort at midfield and this paid off. He scored some great goals. Suddenly we were back in the game. We were now exerting tremendous pressure on the St. Vincents defence and forcing many frees. Michael Boland converted each one brilliantly. The half time whistle went and we were well back in the game trailing by only two points.

Now with a strong wind in our backs, our team began to work better as a unit. Magnificent puck outs by Padraig kept constant pressure on the St, Vincents defence. Further scores by Conor Prendergast(goal), Padraig(goal from a puck out), and Liam Benville(point) gave us an edge. But St. Vincents had some great talented players and with some brilliant unopposed runs through from midfield they were bound to score. This they did and deservedly so, adding on some further goals and points. Our lads however responded repeatedly with well taken points. A highlight of the game was some excellently taken sideline cuts with each team scoring a point from these, the Bray Emmets one coming from Michael.

The game was tense throughout, and not good for the weak hearted. The final score, Bray Emmets 6-1, St. Vincents 5-14. Well done to both teams for providing great entertainment.

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