Sunday, February 24, 2008

Mills Cup semi-finals

Pembroke 2 (Alan Sothern 2) Fingal 0
Alan Sothern scored his sixth and seventh goals of the weekend but this game will be remembered mainly for the nasty injury to Conor Harte. In an inoccuous incident with Adrian Sweeney, Harte was laid out for fully 25 minutes with a suspected broken collar bone with doctors confirming at the very least a fracture.

Sothern's first came from a drag-flick and his second from a spectacular diving effort, knocking past Nigel Grothier one handed, both coming in the second half.

Glenanne 4 (Stephen Butler 2, Gary Shaw, Joe Brennan) Three Rock 3 (Andy McConnell, Peter McConnell 2) aet on golden goal
The Mills Cup final will have a familiar look as Glenanne came from behind twice to win on golden goal with just two minutes remaining before penalty strokes. Rovers led 2-0 at half-time for the second day in a row, with Andy and Peter McConnell on target.

Glenanne, though, started the second half in more determined mood and were in the ascendency, pulling one back through Stephen Butler. When Andy McConnell was forced off with a nasty foot injury, the Glens began to fully dominate the game, Joe Brennan equalising from a corner moments after Maarten Sier was sin-binned.

Peter McConnell restored the lead against the run of play before Gary Shaw tapped in to force extra time. Strokes looked ineviatble before Three Rock failed to clear their lines in the left corner before conceding a soft short corner.

Butler stepped up to fire home and keep the Glens hopes of retaining the Mills Cup alive.

1 comment:

sheepz said...

big week for the Glens!! got of on the right track on Sunday but can they keep it going against Pembroke this Sunday in the league?