The home side were a little nervous at the start but quickly settled down, showing stronger interplay than their opponents, with good linkup between the speedy mid-fielders Laura Bailey and Laura Smith. Their roving runs provided the forward division of Rynhart and Rudd with a number of opportunities but aside from forcing two penalty corners in the first half, Enniscorthy were bereft of ideas. Instead it was the visitors who took the lead, capitalising on a rare lapse of concentration in an otherwise very solid Enniscorthy defence from a penalty corner on the verge of half time.
The home side created a glut of chances in the second half but a very strong performance from the North Kildare goalkeeper kept the cathedral town side at bay. Sweeney, Treacy and O'Leary were introduced during the second half to freshen up Enniscorthy's approach but the visitors held out for a win which Enniscorthy felt should have been theirs. No doubt plenty of lessons will be learned ahead of next weekend's trip to Sutton Park School to take on Suttonians.
Squad: Leah Chapman, May Wickham, Julie Watchorn, Katie Owen, Jessica Flood, Laura Smith, Laura Bailey, Hannah Sweeney, Marti Rudd, Sonja Rynhart, Anna Flood, Laura O'Leary, Roisin Treacy, Olive Lett.