EYHL MEN’S DIVISION 1
ANNADALE 2 CORINTHIANS 1
Annadale made it two wins on the spin following this victory over Corinthians at Lagan College to put daylight between themselves and the students of UCD who are in ninth place in the table. Adam McAllister opened the scoring from open play in the eighteenth minute and Dale were leading 1-0 at the break.
Corinthians grew into the game and it was no surprise when they equalised through a Max Neill field goal on the hour mark. However the 1-1 score line didn’t last very long.
Spencer Pinion restored Annadale’s lead in the sixty-third minute from open play and they never relinquished it , holding on for the victory. It finished Annadale 2 Corinthians 1.
GLENANNE 0 LISNAGARVEY 3
Lisanagarvey came out of the blocks early in this game and took the lead in the sixth minute through a Matthew Nelson goal from open play to make it 1-0 to Garvey.
Ben Nelson opened his account only seven minutes later when his goal from open play made the score 2-0. He completed the scoring in the first half by gaining his second goal from open play in the thirty third minute to leave the visitors 3-0 ahead at the half time break .
Quarters three and four did not prove fruitful for either side but more especially Glenanne who drew a blank and the final score was Glenanne 0 Lisnagarvey 3
INSTONIANS 1 YMCA 2
Visitors YMCA took the lead from a converted penalty corner by Tevin Kok in the tenth minute. Ross Henderson increased their lead with a goal from open play int he twenty ninth minute to leave YMCA 2-0 ahead. On the stroke of half time Stephen Kelso converted a penalty corner for Instonians to leave the half -time score Instonians 1 YMCA 2.
Defences dominated the remainder of the proceedings and there was no further scoring. An important three points for YMCA and Instonians remain in tenth place in the table .
MONKSTOWN 2 THREE ROCK ROVERS 2
After a scoreless first quarter, the visitors took the lead in the thirtieth minute through a field goal from James Walker and led 1-0 at the half time break.
Alistair Empey increased the visitors lead in the fifty-fourth minute when his field goal gave them a 2-0 lead. Monkstown though are a tough nut to crack and have a resilience this season that makes them difficult to keep down. They struck twice late on to snatch a draw from the jaws of defeat. Mark Gibbons converted penalty corner in the sixty-eighth minute got them on the scoresheet but they were still trailing 1-2 into the final minute. Theodore Kohlmann came to the rescue with a goal from open play to steal a point.
UCD 0 BANBRIDGE 4
Banbridge went into this game minus a few injured players including Peter Brown who sustained a bruised foot in the 3-3 draw with Monkstown last weekend.
UCD started this game in a much better manner than they had done their last outing away to Annadale. They defended well, looked well organised and created the occasional goal attempt when on the counter attack. So the first quarter was scoreless. But Banbridge aren’t in possession of all three trophies at National level without a good reason and that became clear as the game wore on. Philip Brown converted a penalty corner in the twenty-sixth minute to open the scoring, but it remained 0-1 to Banbridge until half time. UCD’s shots on goal were confined to efforts from the edge of the semi-circle which whizzed across the face of the goal and they forced a handful of short corners but nothing to trouble Luke Roleston in the Banbridge goal too much. Banbridge increased their lead when Jake Rowe converted another penalty corner in the forty ninth minute to leave the visitors 2-0 at the end of the third quarter. UCD’s best shot on target came from outside the D in the fourth quarter and Roleston was able to kick the ball clear before a UCD forward could get a stick on it. Louis Rowe converted another penalty corner for the visitors in the fifty seventh minute to make the points safe. UCD cleared a shot off the line late on and the ball fell to Louis Rowe outside the D and he cut inside to score from open play in the sixty third minute to seal a 4-0 victory. Banbridge continue their unbeaten run at the top of the table and this result leaves UCD stuck in the bottom two for now.
UCD: Ross Clarke, Samuel Ryder, Kevin O’Dea [capt.], Josh Filgas, Adam Luke Galbraith, Josh Gill, Callum Hewat, Conor Walsh, Benjamin Stewart, Andrew Fox, Mark Collins. SUBS Alan Sothern (6 mins), Samuel Walker (6 mins), Harry Lynch (10 mins), Alex Lynch (12 mins), Gavin Gleeson (26 mins) ;
BANBRIDGE: Luke Roleston, Luke Witherow, Alexander Tinney [capt.], Joshua Moffett, Charlie Rowe, Philip Brown, Thomas Dobson, Mark Cowan, Matthew McKee,Louis Rowe, Sam Farson. SUBS: Mark Barlow (3 mins), Thomas Orr (6 mins), Jake Rowe (7 mins), Hugh McShane (8mins), Aidan McKee (8 mins)