In their second match of the day Railway Union took on Clydesdale, the Scottish champions, who had narrowly beaten them last year in the competition in Turkey when Railway had played the whole tournament with only 6 players.
Both teams had won their matches earlier in the day, so it was potentially a top of the table clash. Little was given by either side in the opening quarter but a good run by Orla Patton found Ailish Long who slotted home to put Railway 1-0 up. Railway won a stroke in the 2nd quarter which captain Orla Fox put into the bottom right hand corner.
Half Time score: Railway 2 Clydesdale 0.
Clydesdale won a stroke in the 3rd quarter but put it wide. Railway scored their 3rd goal when Becky McMullen finished off an attacking move. Railway then went further ahead when they scored off their 1st corner, Sarah Patton deflecting the ball into the goal.
In the last quarter, losing by 4 goals, Clydesdale stepped up their attack with Kate O’Hogan in the Railway goal making a number of crucial saves and Holly Jenkinson taking a ball off the line. Clydesdale did manage to get on the scoresheet before the final hooter but Railway ran out 4-1 winners.
At the end of the 1st day Railway top Pool A on 10 points, Clydesdale and Raca have 5 points, with Zelina on 0. Railway play Zelina at 10.45am (9.45 Irish time) in the morning. The top two finishers in the Pool will then play against the top two finishers in Pool B for positions 1-4.