Mount Anville a step closer to Premier semis

The Leinster schoolgirl’s Senior Premier League semi-final line-up has moved within sight of a finalised bill after Mount Anville edged out Loreto, Beaufort last Saturday morning.

It was the first of a series of playoff games after those two sides and St Andrew’s finished their series of seven games level on 15 points in the pre-Christmas preliminary phases.

High School’s 3-1 win over King’s Hospital last week saw them leap-frog all three to take top spot in the pool, leading the playoff system.

The first round of those games pitted Beaufort against Mount Anville with the winner going on to play St Andrew’s for the semi-final berth.

And the Goatstown side got off to a great start as Patricia McGowan put them in front when a free in found its way to her and she netted amid a scramble.

Sophie Twomey added a second to put them in decent shape at half time but Beaufort responded in rousing fashion in the second half.

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Jessica McGirr fired home one effort and they piled on the pressure, drawing numerous saves from Ellen Donovan while Jane Fennelly – the recently crowned Irish indoor tennis senior women’s open singles and doubles champion – was a rock at sweeper, putting a string of key tackles.

It sets up a second meeting of the season with Andrew’s, a tie with potential to be a thriller. The Saints won the first tie 3-2, snatching two goals in the closing minutes to swing the tie their way. The match is to be played in Booterstown on Wednesday, January 16 at 2.15pm.

High School, meanwhile, will play Muckross in the semi-finals with Wesley awaiting the winners of the playoff game. In the Senior Cup, Alexandra College showed some of their potential as they claimed a 7-1 win over Mount Temple to advance to the third round.

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School Girls Premier Section A

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December 18, 2014 12:00 am Mount Sackville
Mount Sackville Mount Anville

0 - 4

December 10, 2014 12:00 am Muckross Park
Muckross Park Loreto Dalkey

2 - 0

November 29, 2014 12:00 am Dalkey
Loreto Dalkey St Andrews

1 - 3

November 29, 2014 12:00 am Goatstown
Mount Anville Muckross Park

1 - 1

November 29, 2014 12:00 am Ballinteer
Wesley College Mount Sackville

-:-

November 22, 2014 12:00 am Dalkey
Loreto Dalkey Mount Sackville

1 - 1

November 22, 2014 12:00 am Goatstown
Mount Anville Alexandra College

3 - 2

November 18, 2014 12:00 am Booterstown
St Andrews Mount Sackville

3 - 1

November 15, 2014 12:00 am Goatstown
Mount Anville Wesley College

2 - 1

November 15, 2014 12:00 am Milltown
Alexandra College Loreto Dalkey

1 - 1

School Girls Premier Section B

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December 10, 2014 4:00 pm Rathdown
Rathdown High School

2 - 5

November 29, 2014 4:00 pm Palmerstown
Kings Hospital High School

0 - 1

November 29, 2014 4:00 pm Foxrock
Loreto Foxrock Holy Child Killiney

1 - 5

November 26, 2014 4:00 pm Bray
St Gerards Loreto Beaufort

1 - 0

November 19, 2014 4:00 pm Bray
St Gerards Loreto Foxrock

1 - 0

November 19, 2014 4:00 pm Rathdown
Rathdown Kings Hospital

1 - 1

November 15, 2014 4:00 pm Danum
High School Holy Child Killiney

4 - 2

November 8, 2014 4:00 pm Military Road
Holy Child Killiney Loreto Beaufort

1 - 7

November 8, 2014 4:00 pm Bray
St Gerards Rathdown

4 - 2

November 5, 2014 4:00 pm Rathdown
Rathdown Loreto Foxrock

2 - 1

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