RAPHOE 1XI had their first home game of 2019 against Portadown on Saturday.
Pressure was high for Raphoe to continue their undefeated run in the league. As a former Premier league side, Portadown used their experience of high intensity hockey to challenge Raphoe’s undefeated run.
The game began with Raphoe dominating play in the opening minutes of the match.
Raphoe opened the scoring within 10 minutes from a counter attack beginning in defence. Lisa Patterson utilised the width of the pitch to play a line pass to find Jasmine Tinney on the run who took no time to find Sabrina Barnett in the circle.
After a saved shot from the keeper, Barnett used her composure and experience in intense moments to lift the ball over the Portadown keeper to take the lead.
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