Three second-half goals saw Lisnagarvey get the better of Mossley in an Ulster Hockey Men’s Premier League fixture at The Glade last Friday evening.
Following on from a number of strong performances, the young Mossley side were keen to impress in front of a big home crowd and right from the passback the match was played at a fast pace.
It was ‘Garvey who caught the first sight of goal, testing the home keeper Ben McMillan, who performed strongly throughtout the match.
There was no let-up in the tempo, with the visitors pressing hard for the opener. But the home defence remained solid with Ian Strange and Alan Mullan thwarting a number of attacks.
Mossley found themselves with a number of opportunities of their own and they were unlucky not to take the lead following a strong run from Andrew Morrison, with the final pass falling just outside the reach of Joel Cathcart.
The second-half saw Lisnagarvey press high up the pitch and they opened the scoring early on with the ball scrambled home at the back post.
Both sides enjoyed spells of possession with Mossley trying to force their way back into the game but it was the Hillsborough outfit who extended their lead with only eight minutes remaining.
The home side pushed hard to pull one back and were unfortunate to concede with the last strike of the game when Lisnagarvey made it 3-0 from a penalty-corner.
Mossley next face Belfast Harlequins at The Glade on Friday (October 18), passback 8.15 pm.
Meanwhile, Mossley Thirds lost 6-2 to a strong Annadale outfit. The club’s Fourths and the Fifths played out an engrossing match which was a credit to all involved. The Fourths proved too strong at the end, however, as they won 2-0.
The Sixths had an excellent home win against a strong North Down team. Veteran Sandy Sherrard rolled back the years with a superb strike from the head of the circle, late in the game.
Ulster Hockey will be holding a Halloween Goalkeeper Camp for kids aged 11-15 at The Glade, October 28 and 29.
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