Tuesday 15 October 2019

Thompson opens floodgates for Pegasus to seal title

 

Loreto needed to win to have any hope of staying in the hunt but could only draw 1-1 with Pembroke, leaving them eight points off the pace (stock photo)
Loreto needed to win to have any hope of staying in the hunt but could only draw 1-1 with Pembroke, leaving them eight points off the pace (stock photo)

Stephen Findlater

Pegasus eased to the women's EY Hockey League title with a 6-0 win over bottom side Muckross giving them the point they needed.

The Dubliners made life difficult for the first half hour but once Steph Thompson's corner rebound went in, there was no looking back.

Loreto needed to win to have any hope of staying in the hunt but could only draw 1-1 with Pembroke, leaving them eight points off the pace.

On the men's side, billed as a title decider, Glenanne were dethroned by Lisnagarvey's young guns in emphatic style.

The Glens had led the competition for a long time but just one win in their last four ties has seen them fall out of contention with this 5-1 defeat the killer blow.

Garvey tore into a 4-0 lead at half-time with Nelson brothers, Daniel and Matthew, running amok and they moved out of sight in the second half.

The Ulster side move four points clear at the top as a result with Three Rock Rovers - who were seventh at one stage - now the only side with a possible chance of catching them with two games left to play.

They beat Cookstown 3-0 to make it 11 wins on the bounce in all competitions as the Euro Hockey League nears for them.

Banbridge's aspirations were also crushed as they lost 5-2 to Pembroke who bounced back admirably following an 8-1 defeat to Rovers last time out.

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