HOCKEY: Kilkeel have edge over Mossley men

Hockey update
Hockey update

The 1st XI made the trip to Kilkeel in search of their first league points of the season. In a hotly-contested encounter, it was the Mourne men who came out on top taking three points with a 2-1 win.

Mossley edged into the lead on 15 minutes from a penalty corner when David Glenny fired the ball low under the Kilkeel keeper. Kilkeel hit back from a penalty corner of their own when a fortunate bounce at the head of the circle gave first runner Ricky McClintock no chance and Kilkeel swung on the loose ball to fire past McMillan in the Mossley goal.

Kilkeel posed a constant threat and they notched the winner when they found the net with a reverse-stick strike in the second session following some neat build-up play. In Junior League 1, the 2nd XI fell to a 3-0 defeat against Annadale 2nd XI. The Thirds lost 3-1 away to Antrim III, with Neil Cooke netting for Mossley.

The Fourths took all three points at home to Cliftonville II, winning 3-1 with goals courtesy of Peter Younger and James Jackson (two). Derek McWhirter, Stewart McClean and Rory Laverty were on the scoresheet as the Fifths won 3-2 at Belfast Harlequins.