Corinthian win thriller as Ards remain unbeaten

Women’s EYHL Division 2  round-up

Corinthian won a cracking contest at Garryduff to make it five wins from five in Pool A of the women’s EYHL Division 2, Jessica McGrane grabbing the winner in a 3-2 success over Cork C of I.

It was their fifth successive win in the group as Lauren McGrane and Ciara Vincent efforts looked to have them well set at 2-0 with 15 minutes to go. But Ciara Sexton and Hannah Honner – against her former club – tied things up before the younger McGrane carried the day.

The win puts them eight points clear of the chasers. Lurgan moved into second place with a 9-2 away win over NUIG, coming back from 2-0 down after just a few minutes to win comfortably with Lydia McNeill scoring a hat trick.

Queen’s drew with Ards 2-2. Pic: Billy Pollock

Trinity are level with Lurgan, also on 12 points, but with a game in hand due to their bye weekend this time around. The meeting of the students and Lurgan in two weeks time will be crucial.

In Pool B, Zara Malseed’s late goal saw Ards maintain their unbeaten run thus far as they earned a 2-2 draw away to Queen’s. Harriet Platt gave Ards an early lead before Koren Ferguson and Alyssa Jebb swapped things around.

The result has Ards on 16 points with UCC closing the gap to three points with a 3-1 victory over Greenfields with Caoimhe Perdue netting twice. Monkstown are one point back with a game in hand while Queen’s and Greenfields are off the pace six points back.

Pool A: Cork C of I 2 (C Sexton, H Honner) Corinthian 3 (L McGrane, C Vincent, J McGrane); NUIG 2 (A O’Hara, C Heery) Lurgan 9 (L Wright 2, A Cowan 2, L McNeill 2, C Stewart, J Morrow)

Pool B: Queens University 2 (K Ferguson, A Jebb) Ards 2 (H Platt, Z Malseed); UCC 3 (C Perdue 2, J Clein) Greenfields 1 (C Keane)

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