WEEKEND ROUND UP
South Antrim 5-3 North Down (A.Glass, P.Maguire, C.Henry x2, M.Getty)
South got points on the board in style today. They opened with an Adam Glass drag flick, followed by a Paul Maguire tap in from Chris Henry’s shot. North Down pulled one back with a drag of their own before Chris Henry scored a wonderous deflection from a caned cross from Mark Gray. North Down scored early in the second half as a forward was allowed to walk into the circle and take a shot. South got back on track and Matty Getty restored a 2 goal cushion in identical style to North Down’s second. The Comber side scored a second drag flick before Chris Henry scored from a pinball short corner in which, Nathan Gamble, Ward Phillips, Jonny Patterson and Chris Redpath all had shots saved. All in all, a great performance from the lads and they deserved their win.
South Antrim 2nds 0-3 Annadale 2nds
A makeshift team is becoming the norm for Captain Ian Glass, but he does well nonetheless. Jack Redpath put in a great shift, as did Stephen Hood on a call up from the 3rds. The surprise however, was not the scoreline, but that Neil Wilson failed to score. Things didn’t go his way today, proving he is still human and not a hockey God after all. He will bounce back and will be determined to score next week.
South Antrim 3rds 2-0 North Down 4ths (K.Gamble, G.Glass)
Getting Kurt Gamble out of retirement at age 22, seems to have been a stroke of genius by Ashley Sloan, he scored again this week, using his pace to roll his marker and unleash a shot. George Glass scored a short corner strike to make it 2-0, meaning Ashley’s men retain top spot in the league.
South Antrim 4ths 1-4 NICS 3rds (A.Hamilton Jnr)
A better result than the 5ths, but still a loss unfortunately. Junior scored yet another goal for his club, finishing from close range. Next week sees the men take on Garvey 6ths, always a tasty encounter.
South Antrim 5ths 2-6 Down 1sts (S.Geary, B.Faulkner)
Apparently Down played the game with just 9 players, but when camp in their own circle it must feel like 20. Down scored on the counter before Shane Geary equalized. Down went ahead again after the break from another long ball counter. Ben Faulkner scored an equalizer shorty after before Down scored 4 unanswered as the young 5ths crumbled.
South Antrim Ladies 3-0 Malone Ladies (L.Boomer, V.Donaldson x2)
The Ladies 1s scored three in an emphatic win over Malone, they were the best team throughout and went one when Lauren Boomer tricked the keeper into scoring an own goal, but we’ll chalk it down as Lauren anyway. Vicky Donaldson is proving to be a great signing as her mazy dribbles got her 2 goals, one from a great hit from the top and a second from dribbling along the baseline and slotting home.
South Antrim 2nds 1-0 Owls 2nds (L.McConnell)
The Ladies 2s continued their great start in this league after last year’s promotion, bagging another 3 points against Owls. Laura McConnell was the savior, scoring in the dying seconds. The celebrations were mad.
Reminder about the Halloween Disco tonight at the Racquets Club from half 7!