Corinthian hit double figures

Neville Cup Round One:

Corinthian 10 (Lucas Piccioli 3, Glen Holmes 3, Brian Doherty 2, Chris Pelow, Andrew Sutton) Avoca 1 (Stephen Brownlow)

Corinthian made light work of their return to competitive action to gift Andrew Cronje a first win at the helm of the reds. Lucas Piccioli made it 3-0 in jig-time with an innovative hat-trick before Glenn Holmes got in on the act with a lengthy run and upright reverse-stick finish.

Brian Doherty netted the fifth from play, staying in the circle after a corner had gone awry and Holmes made it 6-0 at the break.

Sebastian Percivalle pulled off a string of top saves but the scoring scarcely slowed down in the second half.

Doherty’s drag-flick continued the goal-rush – a slight quibble may be that it was the sole penalty corner conversion from eight efforts – and Holmes became the second to complete his hat-trick, rebounding Davy Carson’s shot.

Chris Pelow made it 9-0 before Stephen Brownlow got Avoca’s consolation. Andrew Sutton, though, scrambled over the line for 10-1 late on. The reds, despite a few early teething problems with the new rules, look sharp ahead of a second round tie with Pembroke.

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