Pegasus take the spoils to go fifth
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.