Sunday, January 11, 2009

Mills Cup Results: Round Two

Fingal 2 (Adrian Sweeney 2) YMCA 3 (Mikey Fry, Richie Miles, Stephen Barry) aet, YM win on silver goal
Stephen Barry's drag flick one minute from the end of the first period of silver goal extra-time completed a nightmare opening weekend to 2009. For the Y, it sets up a quarter-final trip to Avoca, for whom head coach Trevor Dagg regularly turns out for the third team.

Fingal started the better, Adrian Sweeney netting a rebound despite falling to his knees from his initial reverse shot. Mikey Fry (pictured) levelled with a corner rebound from Patrick Good's initial shot and Richie Miles was the beneficiary of Phil Powderly's excellent run, tapping in for 2-1.

Sweeney got the sides level once more, again scoring from a rebound from his own initial effort. They went in at half-time at 2-2 but no more goals went in until Barry's late drag - stepping in as regular flickers Jacob Webber (club imposed ban) and David Robinson (injury) were unavailable. Richie Pedreschi will join them on the sidelines with a suspected broken thumb after charging down a drag.

Iain Walker played a large part in keeping Fingal at bay for whom Chris Neville and Paddy Gahan returned this weekend. A lack of training due to the frost, though, has seen it difficult to get back up to speed.

Monkstown 5 (Gareth Watkins 5) Kilkenny 1 (Lloyd Pearson)
Five star Gareth Watkins bagged a first-half hat-trick to effectively end this last sixteen tie at Rathdown. Lloyd Pearson responded a minute into the second half and Ian Horsfield was sin-binned to give a glimmer of hope for the manager and coachless Cats who worked hard but ultimately were outdone by the classy Town. Watkins added another pair for the win.

Three Rock Rovers 9 (Lucas Piccioli 5, Tim Hill 2, Neil Lyons, Peter McConnell) Bray 0
Lucas Piccioli became the second player of the day to hit five in the late game at Grange Road in a simple win for the division one champions over division two hopefuls, Bray. They go on to host Monkstown in the quarter-final, due to be played next Sunday.


Anonymous said...

Watkins only got 4. Steven Cole got a touch on a Watkins shot for towns first goal

Anonymous said...

this is true. i was on my way here to ammend that.

coley never scores, don't deny him the od one he does!

Anonymous said...

great to see steve the pirate branching out from dodgeball...

Anonymous said...

Who is this Richie Miles?

Stephen Findlater said...

Ex-Dublin Uni and Wesley 2nds player.

Anonymous said...

Richie Miles is the fastest sprinter in Irish hockey!!