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Hockey News – 1st XI Boys reach Burney Cup Final for 4th successive year

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Sullivan faced Methody in a repeat of the McCullough Cup semi-final, to try to achieve a successive fourth appearance in the Burney Cup final.

Methody started brightly but Sullivan started to control the game. Methody were defending well until Issac Hart converted a low cross from Tom McClintock.

Halftime Sullivan 1 v Methody 0

Sullivan started the second half well with a goal two minutes in Matthew Willis was first to the ball after the Methody keeper save a penalty corner. Methody forced a few successive penalty corners but the Sullivan defence and keeper Frazer Todd successfully defended these. Sullivan followed these up with a successful penalty corner of their own, Matthew Morris deflecting a shot from Paddy Crookshanks. Sullivan scored a fourth when Harry Yarr netted a cross from Patrick Rose. Sullivan were unlucky not to get a couple more goals from great play. Methody threw all they could at Sullivan and won a penalty stroke, but Frazer Todd saved this and then another good shot from open play.

Final Score: Sullivan 4 (Hart, Willis, M Morris & H Yarr) v Methody 0

Team: P Crookshanks (C), F Todd (GK), S Anderson, C Matthews, H Yarr, P Rose, M Trimble, M Willis, M Morris, D Girvin, D Erskine, C Smith, T McClintock, I Hart, N Keown, J McNeill & H Dunlop (GK)

The Burney Cup Final will take place at Stormont Pavillion on Thursday the 28 March 2019 with pass back at 7:30pm – let’s hope the school can have a BIG crowd there to support this fantastic achievement of 4 consecutive finals. This is against Wallace High School and repeat of the McCullough Cup Final.

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