Randalstown Hockey Club First XI returned from Armagh on Saturday with an 8-2 win in their first round match n the inaugural President’s Cup.
Town dominated possession from the start and scored a couple of early goals to dent Armagh’s confidence. Randalstown went in 4-1 up at half-time.
The second half was rather similar to the first with the same score line of goals. All of Randalstown front line got onto the score sheet with most getting a brace of goals.
Coach Harry McNeill still had a few pointers to take from the game and was disappointed by the lapses in concentration that let Armagh get something from the game.
Thanks to the supporters who braved the cold and to the continued support from Randalstown 1st XI sponsor Redz, Junction One.
Randalstown II 2, Dromore II 1: Randalstown didn’t break the deadlock until Joanne McClurkin intercepted a Dromore pass and found Ruth Gleghorne in support. She unselfishly past to Trinity Geddis who slotted home from close range. Unfortunately Dromore soon levelled matters with a penalty corner routine after Megan Porter had saved the first corner routine only for Dromore to win a second corner.
The final quarter of the game saw Randalstown regain control and the lead when Charlotte scored the winner.
Randalstown Under-15 Performance squad defeated Pegasus in the first round of the cup by three goals to one in midweek, thanks to goals from Charlotte Stacey, Kathryn Quinn and Ella McCooke.
Randalstown U13s were at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club on Sunday for the U13 Finals Day. In the morning section Randalstown played four matches, drawing three and beating the group winners Rainey 1-0 with the goal coming from Jenni Anderson. This meant Randalstown and Ballynahinch finished with equal points and went into a penalty run shootout where Ballynahinch won, with Randalstown finishing third progressed into the Plate section in the afternoon.
Randalstown U13’s had a mixed afternoon winning and losing 2 matches and drawing the fifth.
They finished third again in the afternoon plate section and didn’t progress further in the tournament.