Sunday, April 27, 2008

Glenanne gain promotion

Glenanne ladies gained promotion back to big time as they deservedly won a dramatic promotion/relegation match with Three Rock Ladies, 3-2 after extra-time.

The Glens were on top for most of the first half but found themsleves behind when TRL scored against the run of play when pusher out Laura Binions knocked in a penalty corner.

But the game was tied up two minutes into the second half when Marie Goulding equalised from a short corner rebound and moved 2-1 ahead soon after.

They racked up a number of corners but could not extend the lead and Three Rock came back strong - Susan Mellon missing a well-worked chance to draw level before making no mistake with a fortuitous chance with just two minutes left.

That forced extra time - the first period was nervy and scoreless, with a corner apiece while the second half saw the crucial goal. Mary Waldron - an Irish international soccer player - got the goal, slotting home from five yards after a right wing cross made its way right across the circle.


Titch said...

Go on the Talla' girls. Well done Glens... a great season with Irish Junior Cup and now senior promotion.

sheepz said...

great to see new teams coming up into senior 1 i.e. Bray and Glenanne.

Leinster hockey needs a competitiveness. for too many years teams were finishing bottom and not going down because there was no one to come up for them. Three Rock and Genesis will definitely do well in senior 2 so the bottom 2 next year will need to be aware

Queso said...

Poor finish to the season for Three Rock Ladies. First time they have been relegated in 11 years!!!