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Crampton inspires battling Wesley

WESLEY COLLEGE battled their way to a penalties win over Alexandra College in the first round with Carolyn Crampton putting in a superb performance between the posts in the marquee tie of the first round of the Leinster schoolgirls Senior Cup.

Alex went 1-0 up when the pressure eventually told as a crash ball from Millie O'Donnell went in off a defender.

Wesley played a much higher press in the second half and Sara Quill levelled when a loose ball fell into space and she launched the ball into the net. Extra time flew by before Crampton excelled in the penalties and the Ballinteer school won 3-1.

Several first round ties fell victim to the frost. St Andrew's tie with Loreto Dalkey was postponed on Saturday but was played on Monday and saw the Booterstown school go through 4-1, with Tatiana Temperly on the mark twice.

Muckross were 4-0 winners over Santa Sabina and High School got the better of Mount Temple 8-1.

Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup, second round draw (to be played by January 25): Muckross v Our Lady's Terenure/Newbridge College; St Gerard's v Jesus and Mary College/Newpark Comprehensive; Loreto Bray/St Raphaela's v St Andrew's; Wesley College v Rathdown School/ St Columba's; Notre Dame v Mt Anville; Holy Child Killiney/Mt Sackville v Loreto Beaufort; Loreto on the Green v The King's Hospital; The Teresian School/Loreto Foxrock v High School

First round results: Muckross 4 Santa Sabina 0; Alexandra College 1 Wesley 1 (Wesley win 3-1 on penalties); High School 8 Mount Temple 1; St Kilian's 2 Loreto Beaufort 3; Loreto Dalkey 1 (S Clarke) St Andrew's 4 (T Temperly 2, S Campbell, S Brooks); St Gerard's beat St Joseph of Cluny.