Catholic Institute and Railway Union produced a few sensational performances to defeat sides who have been within the prime 4 of the ladies’s EY Hockey League earlier than it succumbed to lockdown final time period.
For Catholic Institute, their 2-0 success at Rosbrien was a primary in opposition to UCD in a really very long time as they scored two well-worked targets within the final 12 minutes.
Aoife Hickey obtained the primary following Ciara Moloney’s glorious break from left again opened the door for a pleasant spin and shot; Laura Foley then closed out the win after a wise give-and-go transfer down the best channel.
Railway Union have been within the relegation play-off place earlier than final season was halted with Loreto prime of the desk however that counted for little when the Sandymount aspect received 2-1 at Beaufort, with Kate Lloyd getting each her aspect’s targets.
Sarah Hawkshaw was the creator each occasions, the primary from a driving run via the center, teeing up Lloyd to take it on her most popular backhand aspect. The opposite was an amazing pick-up on the baseline, giving Lloyd the prospect to slap in first time. Hannah Matthews obtained a late one again from a penalty nook.
Previous Alexandra obtained an almighty scare at Belfast Harlequins however in the end held on for a 3-2 win at Deramore Park. Aine Connery and Sarah Robinson made it 2-0 at half-time earlier than Nikki Evans stretched the result in three. Natalie Barr and Julie Allison, nevertheless, set nerves jangling with a few targets to chop the hole considerably.
Pegasus bounced again from their Irish Senior Cup last loss final weekend with a trendy 2-0 win over Pembroke. Kids Niamh McIvor and Olivia Berry put them two to the great by half-time and that’s the way it stayed.
Cork Harlequins’s journey to Muckross was known as off.
Ladies’s EYHL Division 1 – day one outcomes: Belfast Harlequins 2 (N Barr, J Allison) Previous Alexandra 3 (A Connery, S Robinson, N Evans); Catholic Institute 2 (A Hickey, L Foley) UCD 0; Loreto 1 (H Matthews) Railway Union 2 (Ok Lloyd 2); Pegasus 2 (N McIvor, O Berry) Pembroke 0; Muckross v Cork Harlequins – off