Ulster’s finest suffer a day of mixed fortunes
THE top Ulster sides had varied fortunes in Dublin as Lisnagarvey extended their 100 per cent record while Banbridge crashed to their first defeat of the EY Hockey League campaign.
Goalkeeper James Millken was the key player for Garvey in their hard fought 2-1 victory at Grange Road over Three Rock Rovers, the goals coming for the winners from Daniel Buser and Daniel Nelson.
The northerners were one up inside 75 seconds of tip-off thanks to captain Buser but Rovers equalised through veteran Peter Blakeney before the break only for Nelson to snatch the winner, hit on a re-bound.
Banbridge enjoyed no such luck in Dun Laoghaire against Monkstown, despite leading briefly thanks to Zach McClelland, with Town bouncing back through Guy Sarratt, Karl Smyth and Davy Casron.
Glenanne remain top of the table thanks to having played one more game than Lisnagarey, though the team from Tallaght dropped their first points of the season in a 3-3 draw away to Pembroke Wanderers.