Saturday, October 3, 2009

Phenomenal comeback sees Glens through

ESB Senior Cup: Glenanne 3 (Dearbhla Kieran 2, Paula Fitzpatrick) Ulster Elks 3 (Suman Bala, Kirstie Lammay, Caroline Smith); Glenanne win on ps
Glenanne worked the oracle this afternoon at St Mark's as they produced a stunning comeback to dump the last season's semi-finalists, Ulster Elks, out of the ESB Senior Cup at the first hurdle.

The Elks had beaten Glenanne by several goals in a pre-season friendly and looked on course to repeat that feat as Commonwealth Games gold medalist Suman Bala opened the scoring. Kirstie Lammay and Caroline Smith also netted to build a 3-0 half-time lead.

But Guy Garrett's side produced a famous response. Dearbla Kieran pulled one back from a penalty corner to give hope before Paula Fitzpatrick and Kieran again were on target to make it 3-3 inside normal time.

The Glens nailed all five penalty strokes in the shoot-out to take the tie and a place in the second round hat.

* John Keogh's photos from Glenanne vs Ulster Elks can be seen here


Anonymous said...

well done glens. Watched the game and they showed great fighting spirit to keep the heads up and ground out a fantastic result. Just goes to show how hard work pays off!! Well done girls.


Anonymous said...

Delighted for Glens. Great to see them displaying the grit and determination of last season! Well done to all.

Anonymous said...

The women are following the mens with a never say die attitude. The Glens are never beaten. Well done.

Anonymous said...

We did ourselves proud ladies!!!!!!