EYHL MEN’S DIVISION 1 (Round 7)
There was a full program of matches in the EYHL Men’s Division after the mid-term break on Saturday and here are the details of those five games.
LISANAGARVEY 6 (Daniel Nelson x 3; Ben Nelson x2; James Lorimar ) THREE ROCK ROVERS 2 (James Walker x 2)
Third placed Lisnagarvey overcame second placed Three Rock Rovers in the tie of the round at Comber Road. Lisanagarvey opened the scoring with a Daniel Nelson field goal. James Lorimar put the hosts 2-0 ahead in the first quarter before Three Rock Rovers mounted a mini comeback through two goals from James Walker to leave the score 2-2. Daniel Nelson got his second of the game, this time from open play to restore Garvey’s lead. Ben Nelson added a brace of goals from open play to increase their lead to 5-2 and the victory was completed by Daniel Nelson completing his hat-trick with a goal from open play to leave the final score Lisnagarvey 6 Three Rock Rovers 2.
CORINTHIANS 7 (Tristan Cooke FG 1 min, FG 53 mins; Dmitri Kools PC 7 mins, PC 45 mins; Davy Howard PS 38 mins; David O’Daly PC 50 mins; Craig Mackey FG 56 mins)
INSTONIANS 2 (David Arneill FG 46 mins ; Matthew McAreavey FG 67 mins )
There were nine goals on offer at St. Columba’s College but it was anything but a close game. Corinthians took the lead through Tristan Cooke in the first minute from open play Dmitri Kools made it 2-0 from open play with his first of the game in the seventh minute. There was no further scoring in the first half and the Reds led 2-0 at the break. Corinthians won a penalty stroke and Davy Howard converted it on thirty-eight minutes to leave Corinthians 3-0 up. Dmitri Kools second goal of the game left them 4-0 ahead on forty-five minutes. Instonians responded a minute later through a David Arneill goal from open play.
David O’Daly restored the four-goal margin by grabbing the fifth goal for Corinthians in the fiftieth minute. Tristan Cooke added his second of the match in the fifty-third minute to leave Corinthians 6-1 ahead. Craig Mackey made the score 7-1 three minutes later. Instonians got a very late consolation second goal from Matthew McAreavey on sixty-seven minutes to leave the final score Corinthians 7 Instonians 2.
YMCA 3 (Edward Collins FG 32 mins; Adam Walker PC 43 mins; Grant Glutz PS 68 mins)
GLENANNE 3 ( Brad Venter PC 14 mins, FG 59 mins; Shane O’Donoghue FG 68 mins)
Glenanne took the lead in this game at Wesley College through a penalty corner converted by Brad Venter in the fourteenth minute. YMCA equalised in the thirty-second minute through an Edward Collins goal from open play. It was 1-1 at half time. Adam Walker put YMCA 2-1 ahead with a converted penalty corner in the forty-third minute. Brad Venter got his second of the game for the visitors with a goal from open play in the fifty-ninth minute to leave the scores level at 2-2. And that was how it remained until two minutes from time when YMCA scored a penalty stroke by Grant Glutz and Shane O’Donoghue scored for Glenanne from open play, both goals happening in the sixty-eighth minute to leave the final score 3-3.
ANNADALE 3 (Michael Girvin FG 24 mins; Neal Glassey FG 61 mins; Owen McElhinney PC 70 mins)
UCD 1 (Alan Sothern PC 66mins)
Annadale leapfrogged UCD into eighth place in the table following this 3-1 win over the students at Lagan College. Michael Girvin’s twenty-fourth minute goal from open played but the hosts 1-0 up and it remained a one goal margin for Dale right up to the half time whistle. Early in the fourth quarter Neal Glassey’s field goal increased Dale’s lead to 2-0 but UCD responded through a converted penalty corner in the sixty-sixth minute. Any hopes of a student comeback got dashed by a final minute Owen McElhinney converted a penalty corner for Annadale to seal victory by three goals to one.
BANBRIDGE 3 (Philip Brown PC 9 mins, Johnny McKee FG 23 mins, Thomas Orr PC 58 mins)
MONKSTOWN 3 (Andrew O’Brien-Honohan FG 11 mins, David Vincent PC 42 Stephen Cole PC 64 mins )
League leaders Banbridge took on mid table Monkstown at Havelock Park and shared the spoils in a high scoring draw. Philip Brown converted a penalty corner nine minutes in to give Bann the lead. Monkstown equalised through Andrew O’Brien-Honohan’s eleventh minute field goal. Johnny McKee’s field goal in the twenty-third minute left Bann ahead 2-1 at half-time. A David Vincent converted penalty corner for Monkstown restored parity in the forty-second minute. Banbridge restored their lead with a converted penalty corner by Thomas Orr in the fifty-eighth minute. But Monkstown secured their first draw of the season with a converted penalty corner by Stephen Cole in the closing minutes of the match to leave the final score Banbridge 3 Monkstown 3.
EYHL WOMEN’S DIVISION 1 (Round 6)
There was also a full program of matches in the EYHL Women’s Division on Saturday and here are the details of those games:
PEGASUS 2 (Shirley McCay PC 15 mins; Zara Malseed PC 53 mins)
OLD ALEXANDRA 3 (Aoife Taaffe FG 18 mins; Elena Neill PC 49 mins; PC 56 mins)
Ninth placed Pegasus struggles continued when they were on the wrong end of a five-goal thriller at Queen’s University. Shirley McCay’s converted penalty corner gave the hosts the lead in the fifteenth minute. Aoife Taaffe equalised for Old Alexandra with a goal from open play three minutes later. It was 1-1 at half time. Two penalty corners, in the forty-ninth and fifty-sixth minutes respectively by Elena Neill bookended an equalising penalty corner for Pegasus for Zara Malseed in the fifty-third minute, to leave the final score Pegasus 2 Old Alexandra 3. Old Alexandra securing only their second win of the season in their seventh of the campaign. They still have only been beaten once this season.
CATHOLIC INSTITUTE 1 (Anna Horan PC 70 mins)
MONKSTOWN 2 (Emily Kealy FG 36 mins; Sophie Moore PC 56 mins)
Catholic Institute lost to Monkstown in a close game at Rosbrien. The first half produced lots of effort, but no goals and it was still scoreless at the break. The visitors took the lead with an Emily Kealy goal from open play , in the thirty-sxith minute and Sophie Moore scored a penalty corner twenty minutes later to leave Monkstown 2-0 ahead and looking good for victory. Catholic Institute replied in the final minute through an Anna Horan converted penalty corner to leave the final score Catholic Institute 1 Monkstown 2 .
ULSTER ELKS 0
LORETO 2 (Síofra O’Brien PC 44 mins; Sarah Torrans FG 54 mins)
Ulster Elks unbeaten run came to a grinding halt at Jordanstown when visitors Loreto came, saw and conquered returning home to Dublin with a full set of League points. A close first half produced no goals. And near the end of quarter three Síofra O’Brien scored from open play to leave Loreto leading 1-0 at the end of the third quarter. Sarah Torrans made the points safe for the visitors with her goal from open play in the fifty-fourth minute and it proved to be the final goal of the game. Loreto continue their reign as League leaders after this 2-0 win over Ulster Elks in Jordanstown.
PEMBROKE WANDERERS 2 (Aisling Naughton FG 17 mins; FG 37 mins)
CORINTHIANS 1 (Jessica Mc Grane PC 69 mins)
Pembroke Wanderers opened a gap between themselves and Ulster Elks following this narrow win over Corinthians. The bottom side who have yet to pick up their first League point of the season made Wanderers fight all the way to secure this win. Despite trailing by two goals for most of the match a late consolation goal almost inspired them to a share of the spoils but it wasn’t to be. Wanderers opened the scoring through an Aisling Naughton goal from open play in the seventeenth minute and they held on to this lead right up to half-time. In the thirty seventh minute Aisling Naughton again scored from open play to increase their lead on thirty-seventh minute. Corinthians kept trying to get back into the game and were rewarded when Jessica McGrane converted a penalty corner in the sixty-ninth minute. But there was to be no final comeback for the Reds who left Serpentine Avenue still searching for that first League point of the campaign.
RAILWAY UNION 4 (Niamh Carey FG 10 mins, FG 16 mins; Niamh Shaw PC 31 mins; Ailish Long FG 41 mins)
UCD 1 (Sophie Kidd FG 55 mins)
UCD began brightly and forced a couple of early penalty corners which they did not convert. Railway Union scored from open play in the tenth and sixteenth minutes through goals from Niamh Carey and led 2-0. A converted penalty corner by Niamh Shaw left Railway Union 3-0 at half-time. UCD conceded a fourth goal in the forty-first minute converted by Ailish Long from open play, but nonetheless made a fight of the match in the remaining minutes of quarter three and in quarter four. Sophie Kidd got what proved to be a consolation goal from open play for UCD in the fifty-fifth minute. It finished Railway Union 4 UCD 1. Railway continue in second place to exert pressure on the leaders Loreto who have yet to drop a point and have beaten allcomers so far this season.
RAILWAY UNION: Emma Buckley, Orla Patton, Sarah Patton, Niamh Carey, Katie Fearon, Holly Jenkinson, Lisa McCarthy, Emma Smyth [captain], Orla Fox, Niamh Shaw, Kate Dillon SUBS USED: Michelle Carey ( 6 mins), Ailish Long (6 mins), Aebhfinn Burke (9 mins), Saoirse Griffin (9 mins), Clodagh Ferry (9 mins)
UCD: Erika Gallagher, Sarah McAuley, Emma Paul [captain], Leah O’Shea, Lucy Crowe, Katharine Egan, Florence Maughan, Sophie Kidd, Katie-Jane Marshall, Anna McCarthy, Mikayla Power _SUBS USED:_ Lauren Moore (6 mins), Aine Naughton (7 mins), Emma Montgomery (8 mins), Lauren Johnston (10 mins), Sydney Wear McErlean (25 mins).