HOCKEY: Mossley book spot in Kirk Cup final

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Mossley Men’s 1st XI are through to this year’s Kirk Cup final thanks to Sunday’s 3-2 win over Civil Service.

Matthew Sullivan’s deflected shot put the Glademen ahead but NICS drew level with Chris Barnes converting a penalty corner.

Mossley regained the lead before the break when David Glenny hammered home a well-executed penalty corner.

And they extended their advantage in the second session when captain Jordan Robinson made no mistake in dispatching a penalty flick into the net.

Barnes pulled a goal back for Civil Service but Mossley held out for the win. They are now due to take on Instonians in the Boxing Day final (3:30pm).

Twenty-four hours earlier Mossley secured their first Premier League point of the season with a scoreless draw at home to Belfast Harlequins. Both sides created a number of opportunities but were unable to find the breakthrough. The pick of the home side’s chances fell to Jordan Robinson and Sam Campbell.

Elsewhere, the club’s thirds fell to a 9-3 defeat to QUB II with goals from Neil Cooke and Robert Tyrrell (two).