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Bronx Women’s Soccer: Fiona’s pull away from Gilligan’s

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Fiona’s 4, Gilligan’s 1

Fiona’s produced one of their best performances of the season with a convincing 4-1 win over Gilligan’s on Bronx women’s soccer action during the weekend.

Gilligan’s, at full strength for the first time this season, began well with Theresa Doyle, Maudy Lynn and Sheila Lynett causing problems for the Fiona’s defense. Fiona’s found it hard to break through the Gilligan’s defense but when they did Gilligan’s keeper Kathleen Lynett was there to make some fine saves. In the 25th minute a ball played through allowed Michele Davis to hit a powerful shot into the net and give Fiona’s a halftime lead.

In the second half, Fiona’s began to put some pressure on Gilligan’s with excellent play by Teresa O’Malley and Marie Cullen. Eventually the pressure resulted in Michele Davis and Ann Barcoe making it 3-0. However, Gilligan’s didn’t give up and pulled a goal back with a fine finish by Olivia Murphy. Fionas finished the game off when Rose Duncan-Healy made it four.

Southbend 2, Harps 1

An excellent hard fought game that saw the Harps lose for the first time this year. Harps began the game strong and almost took the early lead but for good goalkeeping. The game revolved around winning the midfield. Southbend began to find some spaces in the Harps defense and this resulted in a goal for Southbend striker Kathy McKenna. Within five minutes Harps were back in the game when a Karen Shalvey shot was mishandled by the Southbend keeper and went into the net. The game began to open out with both teams making good use of the wings. Just before halftime a speculative shot from her own half by Gillian Bennett sailed into the Harps net for a 2-1 lead for Southbend.

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In the second half, the Harps came out strong and almost equalized when Catherine Donaghue hit a post after good work by Pauline Dillon. Southbend went close with five minutes left but Chris Gallagher in the Harps goal made a brilliant save.

Parlour 1, Lansdowne 0

Parlour joined Harps at the top with a tough 1-0 win over Lansdowne. Parlour began in the best possible way with a goal after 30 seconds. Karen Rice finished well after receiving a Margaret Rozendal pass. The match had few incidents although Lansdowne almost equalized on one occasion.

Rovers 1, Integral Kings 1

Rovers ended up in a three-way tie for first place after a physical encounter on Sunday. Steve Boggiano scored with a wonderful right-foot volley, and with the defense in great form, it seemed to be enough to win. However, the referee decided a challenge from Pat Brosnahan was worthy of a penalty and with their first shot Integral tied the game. Paul McGlynn worked hard, and Martin Slowey looked sharp, but the winning goal never came.

Rovers Reserves 3, Integral 0

Rovers Reserves also went top of the table after a Paul Keogh cross dropped in and Kevin Kenny fired home the second after 20 minutes. Chances were plentiful and Dean Gibson, Pierce Coyle and Keogh all should have added to the tally. It was left to fullback Nick Sebastian to wrap up the game with a neat header.

Rovers Over-30s 5, Integral 2

The old men keep knocking the goals in. Marshall McAdoo was the hero this week with a hat trick, and one each from Nigel Cunniffe and Dave Quigley; completed the scoring. Rovers were one down, so it was a good comeback. Gerry Coyle and Mark Hoctor had excellent games.

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