Senior League 4 South Antrim 2-0 Donaghadee LHC 1XI
Following in the footsteps of Donaghadee LHC’s 2XI who travelled to Lisburn a couple of weeks ago, it was the turn of the First XI to play South Antrim for a rearranged fixture in their last outing of the 2014/15 season. Captain Ruth Kennedy and her team travelled knowing that, thanks to their early league form, third place in Senior 4 was secure. It was great to see the Dee travelling with 14 players available for this fixture – the first time in many weeks where the girls in red had the luxury of subs.
Donaghadee won 4-1 when the two sides met in the opening fixture of this season but it was a much stronger South Antrim side which took to the field this time round. The opening exchanges were end to end as both teams tried to gain the upper hand but the two defences were able for the attacks. Good work from the South Antrim midfield set up a good attacking opportunity from which the home side scored – taking the lead into the second half. They added another early in the second half when a defensive mix up at a penalty corner allowed a bobbly ball to slide over the line.
Donaghadee started to make the South Antrim keeper earn her corn in the second half, with the home number one pulling off several incredible saves to keep her team in the ascendency – a lead which they did not relinquish. Final score 2-0 to South Antrim. Thanks to Willie McAdam for umpiring.
Junior League 8: Mossley 1-2 Donaghadee LHC 2XI
Donaghadee Ladies 2XI travelled to Newtownabbey to play Junior 8 league leaders Mossley 4XI on Friday night and were delighted to come away with a 2-1 win – their third three-pointer of the season.
The season proper may be drawing to a close but there is still plenty of action to come, with DLHC Fun Day at Crawfordsburn on Sunday 19th April, various Ulster Hockey Vets Blitzes, Antrim Sixes, DLHC Vets Day and End of Season Do to come. The club will also be running Pay Per Play small-sided games every Wednesday from 7.30-8.30pm running from 15th April to 10th June at Bangor Grammar and these are open to all females over the age of 15, regardless of age, ability or affiliation to club. Details of all of these can be found at http://www.donaghadeelhc.co.uk