MIDWEEK ROUND UP
South Antrim 3-5 Raphoe (J.Brown, C.Henry, A.Glass)
South couldn’t captilise on a weakened Raphoe team tonight as their league position worsens. It wasn’t all bad as, at times the guys played good hockey. Raphoe went one up early on as a deflected cross fell kindly to a Raphoe forward who volleyed home from the edge of the area. South then missed a flick after the initial drag hit a foot on the line. They didn’t have to wait long as Chris Henry hit is 11th of the season into the top corner. Raphoe went ahead again as a reverse from the edge wriggled through Hutchinson’s pads. Adam Glass netted South’s second penalty stroke to tie it up again. Raphoe took the lead yet again as a drag flick beat the keeper on his right side. This time James Brown tied the game with a superb drag flick in the side netting. South, at this point were on top and felt that they could push on, but things changed quickly as a long ball through the middle left Ward Phillips with two players to mark in the circle, they simply passed it round him and Hutchinson in nets for an easy finish to take the lead again. Raphoe were awarded a flick of their own as a stick tackle was deemed to impede a scoring opportunity, the Raphoe player made no mistake and put the Donegal men 5-3 up. Despite numerous attacks, stout defending kept South at bay and some cards popped out as frustration grew. Disappointing stuff.