Senior 3: Donaghadee LHC 1XI 0-4 Kilkeel
With much of the Province experiencing the first real wintery snap of the season, it turned out that Donaghadee Ladies Hockey Club’s 1XI match against Kilkeel was the only fixture in Senior 3 to take place; the splendid pitch at Bangor Grammar in superb condition.
Unfortunately it transpired that this was, on a bitingly cold afternoon, pretty much the only splendid thing about the day. Having played extremely well against top-half Saintfield the previous week, and earning a valuable point in the 0-0 draw, Donaghadee wanted, nay – needed, to reproduce a similar performance this time round in the quest for points and league safety.
It wasn’t to be however, with Kilkeel a well-organised and compact side with good movement both on and off the ball. Donaghadee struggled for answers and the away side were quick to take their chances in the circle, putting 4 unanswered goals past the home side in a fairly one-sided affair. Thanks to Caitland Crockett for umpiring this less-than-dazzling performance from her 1XI!
The 1XI now have a week’s break from league action as they enter the first round of the Intermediate Plate on Saturday at home to Ballyclare, passback 2.30pm.
The 2XI were due to play Owls on Friday night but this match also fell victim to the weather. They next play on Saturday away to Coleraine 3XI, passback 2.30pm.