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Reds miss out in final quarter
22/10/2018

ANNADALE 4 COOKSTOWN 3

Cookstown were left desolate after dominating large parts of their match against Annadale on Saturday only to miss out on any points thanks to a final quarter goal in EYHL game five.
The Reds travelled to their Ulster rivals off the back of a loss to Monkstown, but started the match well and might have been 3-0 up by the end of the first quarter but for the heroics of Johnny Moore in the Annadale goal.
They finally did find a foothold in the game when Timmy Sloan converted at short corner time. The same player was unlucky not to bag a second just a few minutes later.
Peter Caruth squared things up as Dale started to come back into the match before Cookstown got themselves into a winning position just shy of half time thanks to a marvellous finish by Ryan Millar.
Annadale piled on the pressure in the third quarter and were rewarded with goals by David Tremlett and Ryan Burgess to make it 3-2.
Cookstown steadied the ship after these body-blows and set up a great end to the game when Michael Kerr finished with a diving deflection following superb skills by Sloan.
In the final quarter Cookstown had good chances fall to Mark Crooks, Greg Allen and Stu Smyth through the set piece, but Moore was equal to them all. With seven minutes remaining Annadale poured forward and got the ball to the bye line. A square ball was picked up by player-coach Caruth who smashed home for 4-3.
“This was a seriously disappointing result,” said striker Callum Anderson. “We had more than enough chances to put the game to bed and we just couldn’t capitalise.
“There are plenty of positives to be taken but, at the end of the day, we still left the game without any points. We have to do better when we get ourselves into good positions like we had at half time.”
This week Cookstown take on North Down at home at 2.30pm in the group stages of the Kirk Cup. The other game sees Bangor take on Queen’s University.
Cookstown Ladies had a tough outing in the Irish Hockey Challenge, losing out 6-0 to NUI Galway in Connacht. The team travelled to the West with only eleven players and unfortunately ran out of puff part way through the match.
Raymond Miller was on fine form for Cookstown II, hitting a hat trick in his side’s 8-0 Irish Junior Cup victory over South Antrim II at Steelweld Park. Stevie Allen hit a brace while there were also goals for Alan Carson, Graeme Black and Davy Atkinson.

Men's EYHL 2018/19
TEAM P W D L GD Pts        
Banbridge 6 5 0 1 5 15        
Glenanne 6 3 3 0 6 12        
Pembroke W 6 4 0 2 -1 12        
Three Rock 5 3 0 2 4 9        
Lisnagarvey 5 3 0 2 2 9        
Monkstown 5 2 0 3 6 6        
Annadale 5 2 0 3 -4 6        
Cookstown 7 1 2 4 -5 5        
Cork C o I 5 0 3 2 -3 3        
YMCA 6 0 2 4 -10 2        
Ladies' Senior 2 2018/19
TEAM P W D L GD Pts
Annadale 6 5 1 0 14 16
Saintfield 5 3 1 1 3 10
Dromore 4 3 0 1 12 9
Ballyclare 6 3 0 3 9 9
Owls 5 3 0 2 4 9
NICS 4 2 1 1 3 7
Holywood 6 1 3 2 -3 6
Larne 5 1 2 2 -4 5
Limavady 5 1 1 3 -5 4
Cookstown 5 1 0 4 -12 3
Kilkeel 5 0 1 4 -21 1