The ‘Scorthy girls got off to a good start and were awarded a short corner in the first 3 minutes of the game but it was quickly cleared by Wexford. This made the home side fight harder. Katie Owen switched a great ball across the pitch to Leah Chapman who slipped it into the circle to Captain Lisa Frayne who had a cracker of a shot into the back of the net, giving the Wexford goal keeper no chance. With good link play between Anna Flood, Sonja Rynhart and Lisa Frayne another goal was awarded when Anna crossed a lovely ball which met with Sonja and she scored on the rebound. Again there was nice play coming from the backs where Áine O’Brien was sending strong balls into Anna in the midfield who then passed to Sonja and took a shot but unfortunately it was a wide. Wexford fought back and attacked the ‘Scorthy goal but Áine cleverly shadowed the players and won a turnaround. Moments later, Wexford won a short corner but thankfully it went wide. Just before half time, the Enniscorthy ladies had a few attempts on goal but nothing came from them. Sonja’s fantastic deflect on one ball just narrowly missed getting inside the post.
Enniscorthy came out strong in the second half and attacked straight away from tip off. There was an attack by Wexford, but it was blocked by Leah Chapman at the top of the D. The Wexford ladies won a free outside the Enniscorthy circle. Goal keeper Fiona Rothwell made a great save and sent the ball out to the wing. Kim O’Connor, on her debut with the firsts, sent a great ball up the right wing to Bridget Gainford which was then collected by Lisa and passed onto Anna who took a shot on goal but was unlucky not to score. Sonja won one of Wexford’s hit outs, passed a quick and sharp ball into Lisa who scored in the right corner of the goal. Soon again, the ‘Scorthy girls had an attack on their opponents circle but the shot went wide. Lisa Frayne’s hat-trick came when she took a shot just inside the top of the D and successfully sent it into the left corner of the net. The Slaney siders got another short corner but didn’t manage to put it on the score board. Wexford’s attack got a break through when they sent the ball down the line and into the ‘Scorthy D where the ball hit the post, this was quickly cleared by Ruth Harrington up the line. There were great attacks made by Caroline Doyle and Sonja on the wing and Sonja made use of the ball with her reverse stick sending it into the bottom right corner of the goal. More beautiful link ups and play took place between Anna and Ruth. Ruth then took a side-line ball passing it into Leah who then passed to Sonja who again made a beautiful reverse flick and was granted a goal giving her a hat-trick also. After Wexford’s pass back, Enniscorthy were strong in attack and won a short. Áine’s pass out to Sonja at the top of the D and onto Laura O’Leary just barely missed the goal post. Towards the end the game Ruth Harrington got her first goal of the season when she connected with a rebounded shot of Lisa’s and pushed it past the goalies feet.
Full time: Enniscorthy 7 – Wexford 0.
Enniscorthy Squad: Fiona Rothwell, Kim O’Connor, Áine O’Brien, Katie Owen, Ruth Harrington, Anna Flood, Lisa Frayne, Bridget Gainford, Leah Chapman, Caroline Doyle, Sonja Rynhart, Laura O’Leary.