Ten minutes in, captain Lisa Frayne took a great ball from Leah Chapman scoring the opening goal of the match, boosting Enniscorthy’s confidence. Sonja Rynhart’s first of two goals then came eight minutes later. Goals for Enniscorthy then started coming thick and fast, with two goals from vice captain Deirdre Kehoe in the 20th and 21st minutes, the first from a short corner and the second in general play. Enniscorthy ladies kept the pressure on right up until half time forcing a short corner in search of a fifth goal but to no avail. The home side lead 4-0 at the break.
Gorey came out strong in the start of the second half, Julie Watchorn racing back in a 3-on-1 to bring a halt to Gorey’s attack. The early stages of the half also saw Enniscorthy lose defender Nancy Dunphy to injury. However, this setback failed to halt the home side's drive. Sonja Rynhart soon found the back of the net for a second time with a spectacular backhanded flick into the top right corner of the Gorey goal. Shortly after, a precisely angled ball fed across a congested circle by Deirdre Kehoe was picked up and finished by Gemma Kelly. After previous close attempts, Leah Chapman made a delicately weighed chip over the diving Gorey 'keeper, making it 7-0. Sweeper Molly Boyne, up to support the attack for a short corner, deflected Deirdre Kehoe’s shot, sneaking the ball by the keeper. With two minutes to spare, Deirdre Kehoe completed her hat trick with a skilful flick into the back of the net.
Enniscorthy 1sts aim to maintain their winning momentum in their next league encounter against Kilkenny 2nds on Sunday 4th October at 10:30 in Astro Active, Enniscorthy, while Enniscorthy 2nds will also be playing their league opener against Wexford 1sts.
Enniscorthy squad; Fiona Rothwell, Molly Boyne, Katie Owen, Eleanor Bolger, Leah Chapman, Serena Hatton, Laura O’Leary, Gemma Kelly, Deirdre Kehoe (VC), Sonja Rynhart, Lisa Frayne (C) , Emma Doyle, Nancy Dunphy, Julie Watchorn, Lisa Tyghe, Jessie Flood.