Three Rock 1-4 Pembroke: A dominant opening half saw Pembroke power past Rovers in a high quality encounter. Three Rock enjoyed large periods of possession and won the corner-count ten to five but when Peter McConnell hit the inside of the post early in the second half, they sensed it wasn't their day. The ease of Sheriff's clinical rebounds was in marked contrast to Gary Ringwood's superb goal, a model of intricacy, and was ultimately the difference.
Scoring Sequence - 6mn 0-1 Sheriff (fg); 11mn 0-2 Symons (pc); 29mn 0-3 Symons (ps); 34mn 1-3 Ringwood (fg); 60mn 1-4 Sheriff (fg)
Glenanne 6-5 Fingal: Normally you would be surprised at this kind of scoreline; for these two sides its becoming the norm. Glenanne recovered from an early setback to lead for most of the match but Fingal always felt in with a chance, and forced two corners in the closing minutes that could have levelled. An absolute cracker, look forward to the return fixture in the New Year!
Scoring Sequence - 0-1 D Bane (pc); 1-1 Butler (pc); 2-1 Butler (pc); 3-1 Butler (pc); 3-2 D Bane (fg); 4-2 Browne (fg); 4-3 Gahon (fg); 5-3 Butler (fg); 6-3 Butler (pc); 6-4 D Bane (fg); 6-5 McGuinness (pc)
Bray 2-4 YMCA: After dominating the first half, YM picked up their first win of the season, albeit with two goals in the last seven minutes. David Robinson's excellent steal from a full press and Will Powderly's deflection from a short corner put YM in command before Bray stormed back to level with 14 minutes left and they could have snatched it were it not for an outstanding Ian Walker save.
Scoring sequence: 10mn 0-1 Robinson (fg); 37mn 0-2 W Powderly (pc); 50mn 1-2 Hinge (pc); 56mn 2-2 Cox (pc); 63mn 2-3 Barry (pc); 67mn 2-4 Robinson (pc)
Kilkenny 1-5 Corinthian: A hat-trick of penalty corners from Venezulan Lucas Piccioli eased Corinthian past Kilkenny in a one-sided affair. The result moves the reds into fourth place and well in contention for the All-Ireland league spots.
Scoring sequence: 0-1 Piccioli (pc); 0-2 Williams (fg); 0-3 Micks (pc); 1-3 Manning (fg); 1-4 Piccioli (pc); 1-5 Piccioli (pc)
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