Randalstown ladies in six-shooting form

Randalstown under-11s pictured at Saturday's finals day.
Randalstown under-11s pictured at Saturday's finals day.

Randalstown Ladies’ Hockey Club First XI were in spectacular goalscoring form on Saturday with a 6-1 win over Portadown.

Randalstown started to play their own game and ended the first half 3-0 including winning a couple of penalty corners.

The second half started off quite slowly from both teams but Randalstown scored a further 2 goals to bring the score to 5-0. Portadown broke through at took a shot at the Randalstown goals changing the score to 5-1. This didn’t affect Randalstown as they attacked Portadown again scoring another goal ending the match 6-1. The goal scorers were Katharine McDowell, Zoe Wilson, Emma Patterson, Nicole Moore and Jayne McGrillen.

Randalstown II 3, Belfast Harlequins II 3: Despite early Harlequins pressure it was Randalstown who drew first blood when Sasha Lawther and Alice Reid combined for the latter to score. The visitors equalised with a well worked penalty corner move but Randalstown soon regained the lead when the outstanding Megan Quinn set up Alice Reid for her second. Unfortunately Belfast Harlequins drew even again following a defence error leaving the score 2-2 at the break.

A well worked routine saw Alice Reid grab her hattrick when she pounced on the rebound. In the dying moments Belfast Harlequins won a penalty corner which they converted to grab a share of the spoils.

Randalstown III 0, Victorians II 1: A tight game was decided in the second half when Victiruans scored from a rebound after a brilliant dive and save from keeper Rebecca Greenfield.

Randalstown IV 1, Rainey II 4: The match started well for Randalstown with strong attacking play, which resulted in a super reflex goal from Becky Hall about 10 minutes in.

Rainey won a short corner and they used this set play to equalise, ending the first half 1-1 and they began to dominate a tiring Randalstown team in the second half, which resulted in Rainey scoring 3 more goals.

UNDER-11

Randalstown U11s took part in the U11 Finals day at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club on Sunday. 34 Clubs were involved.

In the morning Randalstown won all their games except one, only losing to Dromore and so went into the Cup Section in the afternoon where they played the winners of 2 other groups. They lost 1-0 against Coleraine and drew with Pegasus.

Squad: O. Hood, E. Johnston, D. Olliver, C. Irvine, B. Thornton, L. Ewart, C. Bell, S. Logan & E. Murdock.