WEEKEND ROUND UP
South Antrim 2-2 Bangor (W.Phillips, A.Glass)
The torrential rain leveled the playing field a bit, with individual skill playing far less of a part than good basics, South should still have been confident to win nevertheless but had to settle for a draw in a gritty game where neither team played good hockey. Ward Phillips put South up from a short corner just before the half. Bangor came out of the blocks and just minutes into the 2nd half they had their equaliser when an interception ricocheted nicely into the path of a Bangor forward who slotted it away. Bangor went ahead on the break after a mistrapped short corner at the other end broke down and they ran the length of the pitch and scored on the 3rd rebound. Adam Glass tied the game with a powerful drag flick shortly after but the game ended in a draw. South were poor in all truth but did have chances to win the game. They will have to be better facing Queens at home next week.
South Antrim 2nds 0-2 Instonians 2nds
South 2nds end their unbeaten run of 2 games with a loss to Inst 2nds. Despite this, they still hold on to 2nd place in the group, so you know, silver lining.
South Antrim 3rds 3-3 Cookstown 4ths (C.McCandless, A.Glass Jnr, G.Glass)
South were behind 3 times in this game but leveled each time through Adam ‘Glue’ Glass, a rocket from George Glass and a solo effort from Callum McCandless.
South Antrim 4ths 2-3 Antrim 2nds (N.Donald x2)
The proved to be a fruitless trip to Ballymena Showgrounds as the boys came home with nothing despite a brace from Nathan Donald.
South Antrim 5ths WIN Cookstown 5ths
Another win without lifting a stick. Cookstown pulled out last thing Friday night due to not enough players. Can the 5ths go all the way to the final like this?
South Antrim Ladies POSTPONED Donaghadee Ladies
Match abandoned after a short period due to a head injury to Steph Neill. After a short stay in hospital she was cleared to go home on the expressed directions to rest up and stay away from screens, a 17 year old girl without TV, laptop or a phone? Unthinkable.
South Antrim Ladies 2nds 2-0 Donaghadee Ladies 2nds (E.Aiken, L.McConnell)
Laura McConnell netted her fourth goal in as many games as she already looks to be the odds on favourite to win her 3rd (I think) consecutive top goal scorers trophy. Erin Aiken netted a sublime reverse hit in the first half to give South the lead.
South Antrim Ladies 3rds 0-4 Cookstown Ladies 2nds
Always a difficult place to go and the young 3rds got a lesson here. Onwards and upwards for the girls!