Monday, May 4, 2009

Alex and Corinthian on verge of IHL qualification

Old Alex and Corinthian moved a step closer to ensuring IHL places for the 2009/10 season after the second day of the wildcard competition at Grange Road.

Alex picked up their second win of the playoffs with a 4-1 win over Cork C of I to add to their 2-1 win over Belfast Harlequins. In combination with Greenfields 1-0 win over Quins, Alex can guarantee top of the group with a point while could still qualify with a narrow loss.

It proves to be quite a battle, though, for the second place in the group with the other three sides still in with a shout. Cork C of I are currently second with one win and a goal difference of zero. Greenfields' win had them third on minus two while the Ulster entrants are bottom without a win or draw to their name.

On the men's side, Lisnagarvey beat Bandon 6-0. It means that Corinthian will be in the IHL next year if they avoid defeat by eight goals.

* For more of Rachel McSharry's pictures from the Old Alex vs Cork C of I match, click here

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