HOCKEY: Mixed fortunes for Larne Ladies

Kerry McIlwaine scored Larne Ladies II only goal in their 5-1 defeat by Lisnagarvey III at Greenland. INLT 48-032-PSB
Kerry McIlwaine scored Larne Ladies II only goal in their 5-1 defeat by Lisnagarvey III at Greenland. INLT 48-032-PSB
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THE weekend was one of mixed fortunes for Larne Ladies’ Hockey Club with the Third XI’s resounding five-goal win over Mossley Thirds on Friday night.

Lynsey Millar scored a hat-trick and Carla Blair, sister of team coach William Blair, netted a further two during the fixture at The Glade.

However, the club’s First XI were not so lucky after severe frost led to a cancellation at North Down, leaving the Second XI plenty of supporters for their home fixture against Lisnagarvey Thirds.

Larne struggled in the early stages and Lisnagarvey notched up a four-goal lead by half-time, while in the second-half the home side were unfortunate to concede a further goal. It took an excellent strike from Kerry McIlwaine to salvage some pride, leaving a final score of 5-1 for the visitors.

Second and Third XI squads: C Morrow, R Beggs, R Henry, L Liddle, F Hamill, A Snoddy, J Wilson, L Millar, C Blair, K McIlwaine, S Evans, R McIlroy, P Crawford, A Beggs, captain T Martin, C McCormick, R McIlwaine, J Poole, T Neill, G Garstin. Coach: W Blair.

Meanwhile, the Under-13s travelled to Mossley for the weekend’s mini league games in cold and foggy conditions. This week the team was missing over half their regulars, giving an opportunity for younger girls Ashleigh and India Bouma along with Ellen McCarlie to step up.

Keeper Jazmyn Murray had her work cut out for her, but as usual made some spectacular saves.

The back line of Katie Doey and Morgan Burke worked well together, with Under-15 midfielder Beth McVeigh drafted in to help with the younger girls this week.

Team: J Murray, M Burke, K Doey, B McVeigh, E McCarlie, A Bouma, I Bouma. Coach: A King.

Next week:

Greenisland v 1st XI, 2:30pm at Carrick Leisure Centre, Senior 1 league game.

Belfast Harlequins v 2nd XI, 1:00pm at Deramore Park, second round of Intermediate Cup.

3rd XI v Ballymena, time to be confirmed.

Under-15 v Mossley at Larne High School, 11:00am, December 2.