Ireland 3 (M Watt, T Cockram, J Jermyn) Scotland 1 (M Ralph)
John Jermyn netted his 50th goal international goal as Ireland rediscovered the winning feeling in Banbridge last night to beat Scotland 3-1 in the first of a three match test series.
After missing the French series, his inclusion was a welcome addition as the Cork C of I man nailed his 15th goal in 13 appearances since July and finished off a vastly improved performance to last week’s games in France as preparations for November’s World Cup Qualifiers continue apace.
Mikey Watt opened the scoring – his sixth from play in seven games – with a brilliant reverse-shot before Mark Ralph levelled matters with a drag-flick in the 32nd minute.
But Ireland bossed the second half, taking the lead in the 45th minute through Timmy Cockram from open play before Jermyn drag-flicked in to continue his incredible run.
He lies second now in the current all-time lists with Stephen Butler leading the way on 76 goals.