HOCKEY REVIEW: Glenny and Cathcart on target in Mossley defeat at Raphoe

Mossley's Joel Cathcart scored against Raphoe
Mossley's Joel Cathcart scored against Raphoe

Mossley made the trip over the border to face Raphoe in their penultimate league match of the season at the weekend and were edged out on a 3-2 scoreline.

The Glademen took the lead from a penalty corner routine. The initial effort was saved but Colin McLean robbed the defender and Joel Cathcart finished high into the goal for the opener.

Raphoe weren’t without opportunities of their own and Ben McMillan in the Mossley goal was in fine form to keep the home side at bay on a number of occasions, however these efforts were in vain as a loose ball was tucked away at the back post to bring the sides level at the break.

Mossley took the lead again in the second session thanks to another penalty corner which David Glenny hammered in from the top of the circle.

The hosts were back on level terms when they smashed home after Mossley failed to clear their lines.

And Raphoe snatched what proved to be the winning goal six minutes from time.

Elsewhere, the 2nd XI fell to a 3-2 defeat at home to South Antrim II. Neil Cooke and Ross McIvor were on target.

The Thirds won 4-1 at home against Bangor III with goals from John Young (two), Mark Lee and Ian Creighton.

The 5th XI edged out 4-3 winners against Antrim 3rd XI. Rory Laverty, Ryan Lyall and Hamill (two) were on the scoresheet.