Avoca U21 Cup – YMCA 1 Monkstown 0

A late Jamie Tobin deflection nicked the win for YM in a battle of two of Leinster hockey’s best nurseries for underage talent.

Tobin got on the end of Darryl Walker’s hard pass in a match that pitted a whole host of underage provincial players against each other, though YM were without Leinster Senior team’s David Robinson who picked up a dislocated shoulder last weekend.

Monkstown started stronger, with Nick Dee and Zac Dutton creating lots of chances only to be denied by some outstanding saves from Iain Walker, and also benefitted from the involvement of Cian Speers – returning after injury.

The game evened out, thereafter with the teams even on the short corner count and looked to be heading to extra time before Tobin’s late strike.

The result could be key in determining the title, both sides packed with division 1 talent.

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