Having previously comfortably beaten CI in the group games of the Ulster Senior Cup earlier in the season, the league game did not prove as easy for Raphoe, but with grit and determination, they came out victorious.
A double by Leanne Patterson leaves the ladies joint top of the table with KV Ladies and Omagh, however, the Raphoe side have a game in hand over both teams.
From the first whistle, Raphoe tried to gain control and domination over CI, capitalising over missed passes and creating opportunities at the opposite end.
CI did not give up and with excellent play down their left, they found themselves back in the game. A sideline ball made its way into the Raphoe D mid-air, were the CI attacker got a touch to the ball, wrongfooting both the Raphoe defender and netminder.
Into the second half, Raphoe continued to press with little challenge on the Raphoe goal. With a high press in action, the CI team found it difficult to get the ball out of their own half.
Stick tackles were flying from both sides in the second half with a five-minute green card shown to both Raphoe and CI players. There was an abundant of short corners awarded to Raphoe throughout the half, however, Raphoe were not clinical enough in converting these.
Player of the Match for Raphoe was goal-scorer Leanne Patterson. The Raphoe Ladies have two massive weekends ahead of them.