Pe­ga­sus take the spoils to go fifth

Ir­ish round-up

The Hockey Paper - - RESULTS- WOMEN -

A LATE goal from Vanessa Sur­geoner gave Pe­ga­sus the spoils in the only game in the Women’s EY Hockey League, as they beat Belfast Har­lequins 2-1, writes AN­DREW LAW­TON.

Sur­geoner got the goal in the 54th minute of the game as she latched onto a cross from Han­nah Craig, to move her side up from sev­enth to fifth in the league ta­ble.

Pe­ga­sus had taken the lead through Stephanie Thomp­son but a bril­liant in­di­vid­ual goal from Katie Lar­mour saw the teams go into the break all square.

The de­feat was the eighth for the Har­lequins in ten league games and they re­main on four points at the bot­tom of the ta­ble, along­side Pem­broke Wan­der­ers and Ul­ster Elks.

After a bright start from the vis­i­tors at Der­amore Park, Rachel McMil­lan’s shot brought a strong save from Har­lequins goal­keeper Jade La­mont in just the third minute.

And Pe­ga­sus had the lead not long after as Thomp­son re­acted quick­est to a re­bound to find the net after La­mont had saved from Craig.

Han­nah Grieve nearly added to the lead, but a mag­i­cal run and strike from Lar­mour, which took in half the length of the field and in­cluded her round­ing two de­fend­ers and the goal­keeper, brought her side level.

Fur­ther strong saves from La­mont in the third quar­ter kept the score at 1-1 un­til a free-hit was awarded to Pe­ga­sus and Sur­geoner de­flected the cross into the net.

Pe­ga­sus sit fifth in the league ta­ble after the win, four points be­hind Cork Har­lequins and three be­hind Loreto, in third and fourth re­spec­tively.

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