Monday, January 25, 2010

YMCA break into top five

Leinster Men's Division One:
Fingal 0 YMCA 2 (Andy Walker, David Robinson)
Goals inside the first ten and last minutes earned YMCA a place in the top five of Leinster division one for the first time this season to make it a fascinating race for the fourth guaranteed IHL place with Three Rock Rovers and Monkstown in the last few months of the season. Andy Walker fired in a reverse for 1-0 and he turned provider for David Robinson to finish in the closing stages as Fingal pushed for an equaliser to take all three points. Fingal battled hard in an evenly contested game with both sides spurning several corner opportunities while Tom Manning and Dave Bane both had chances but the Y's more clinical edge saw them home.

Leinster Men's Division Two:
Avoca 2 (Stephen Brownlow 2) Dublin University 1 (Daire Coady)
A drag-flick and stroke from Stephen Brownlow moved Avoca to within striking distance of Suttonians at the top of the division two table, as they disposed of Dublin Uni at Newpark. The hitman scored with virtually the first play of the game as Avoca earned a corner straight from the tip-off. Daire Coady levelled with powerfully struck corner but Brownlow restored the lead from the spot after the ball was deemed to hit a defender in line with the goal. Craig Moore and Ezra Handelman were both sin-binned in the second half of a tight, even game with chances at both ends but no further goals meant the home side prevailed.

Elsewhere, Bray's fixture with Weston was cancelled due to frost while Suttonians against Navan was postponed, too.


Anonymous said...

YM to challenge for 3rd place this year in League and will be a force in the ISC . Monkstown and Rovers to battle it out for IHL play off place.

Anonymous said...

hmmm, maybe! they would need to win at least five from their last six, considering that includes Pembroke, Glenanne and Corinthian and hope other results go their way I'd say third is a long shot.

Anonymous said...

Look the simple fact that playing well or winning the odd game against one or two of the top teams is not enough unless it is consistent. No doubt that YM have ability but for whatever reason they have 'consistently' failed to find the formula to perform to their talents week after week. Perhaps it's a physchological thing?

Anonymous said...

If 3rd is a long shot then 4th is a definite . Look at the run in that Monkstown and Rovers have compared to YM