Tuesday 10 December 2019

Hockey: Sutton still upbeat

David Medcalf

Slow-starting Corinthians head for Tallaght at the weekend and a daunting date with Glenanne as they bid to kick-start their season.

Yet to register a league win so far this term and knocked out of the Neville Cup by Railway Union, the Reds' run of form has been a sorry contrast to that of Saturday's opponents.

While they have struggled, the Glens have been setting the pace in Leinster, where they have pulled away from the pack at the top of the table.

The two sides met just a couple of weeks ago in the national league when Corinthians took a share of the points at the same venue.

However, this superficially encouraging draw masks the fact that the visitors shipped three goals in the final six minutes to blow a 4-1 lead.

"We are reasonably happy with the way we are playing," insists midfielder Andrew Sutton, "but we are not taking our chances."

Sutton also notes that Glenanne have at least been conceding goals of late -- shipping four to Monkstown in a 7-4 romp last weekend. "We feel we can get a run of points going," he says optimistically -- and Tallaght would be the perfect place to start.

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