Champions Challenge 1 2014 (W)
Glasgow, Scotland - April 27 - 4, 2014

ESP V IRL ( Pool B ) Champions Challenge 1 2014 (W)

ESP
2 - 2
IRL

Match Review ESP - IRL 2-2

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
ESP 10 13 MAGAZ Alicia FG 1 - 0
ESP 13 17 RIERA Lola PC 2 - 0
IRL 62 32 BEATTY Emily PC 2 - 1
IRL 66 32 BEATTY Emily FG 2 - 2

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
IRL 15 24 MULLAN Kathryn G
ESP 32 14 TOST Maria G
IRL 47 6 SMYTH Emma Y
ESP 57 14 TOST Maria Y

ESP

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 LOPEZ DE EGUILAZ ZUBIRIA Maria
X
3 YBARRA Rocio
X
5 GUTIERREZ SIERRA Rocio
X
6 PONS Julia
X
7 PETCHAME Carlota
9
8 SALVATELLA Carola
13
9 LOPEZ Maria
X
10 BONASTRE Berta
X
11 GUINEA Cristina
9
13 MAGAZ Alicia 1
X
14 TOST Maria 1 1
Bench
16 RUIZ Maria
X
17 RIERA Lola 1
9
18 PINEIRO Olalla
X
19 MARAÑA Patricia
7
21 PEREZ Beatriz
7
23 OLIVA Georgina
X
25 GOMEZ Maria
  Team Manager GOMEZ Raul
  Head Coach LOCK Adrian
  Physiotherapist COLOMER Luis
  Assistant Coach DONOSO BAILON Jorge
  Stand-In Manager WILSON Andrew

IRL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 GRAY Emma
7
3 HARVEY Michelle
X
5 SARGENT Cliodhna
X
6 SMYTH Emma 1
4
8 EVANS Nicola
X
10 McCAY Shirley
X
11 FRAZER Megan
X
14 CARROLL Naomi
X
18 O'FLYNN Audrey
Bench
19 McFERRAN Ayeisha
X
20 WATKINS Chloe
X
22 DALY Nicola
6
24 MULLAN Kathryn 1
X
26 O'FLANAGAN Anna
5
27 PINDER Gillian
X
29 DILLON Kate
7
30 MEEKE Alison
6
32 BEATTY Emily 2
  Team Manager GOODE Mary
  Physiotherapist RYAN Deirdre
  Stand-In Manager PETRAKOS George
  Head Coach SMITH Darren
  Assistant Coach SHAW Graham

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 SCHMITZ Gabriele
Umpire 2 GIDDENS Maggie
Reserve Umpire BAGDANSKIENE Vilma
Judge 1 SCHWEDE Sonja
Judge 2 WOTHERSPOON Anne
Technical Officer MORGAN Barbara

A game that seemed to be heading for a certain Irish defeat was turned around by a battling second half performance by the team in green. A reminder from coach Darren Smith at half-time that they had already beaten Spain in a test series earlier in the year was enough to galvanise the team into action.

The first half of the second pool B match between Spain and Ireland was a very one-way affair with Spain taking an early 2-0 lead, through Alicia Magaz (10') and Lola Riera (13') seemingly left Ireland with no way back into the game. Spain's first goal came from open play and the second from a penalty corner. At this point the Spanish team looked full of running and dominant in all areas of the pitch.

Even with 15 minutes to go, it still seemed as if Ireland were not going to hit the target. They worked industriously, but their finishing was poor and Spain always seemed to be in control. 

But then Emily Beatty arrived on the scene and within the space of four minutes the game had swung dramatically. Her first goal (62') was a rebound past Spanish goalkeeper Maria Lopez de Eguilaz Zubiria, and the second (66') was, in Emily's words, "supposed to be a cross, but it hit a Spain leg and went in."

In the dying minutes of the game, Spain regrouped and earned a penalty corner as the clock showed time, but the strike soared over the crossbar and while Ireland celebrated, Spain will have felt as if they threw two points away.

  • Match 06
  • Date Mon, 28 Apr 2014
  • Time 16:00
  • Pool/Class Pool B
  • Venue

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