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Hockey News – Boys 1st XI reach Burney Cup final for 3rd consecutive year

Sullivan played Wallace High School in the semi-final of the Burney Cup, a repeat of last years final, at Lisnagarvey. In a tense first half Wallace had the best opportunities with a shot hitting the bar and three penalty corners, were Sullivan keeper Tom McCord made good saves.

Halftime Sullivan 0 – Wallace 0

The second half was much more eventful. Sullivan took the lead through Fergus Kerr, who scrambled home a goal after a penalty corner. Sullivan soon scored a second when Paddy Crookshanks scored a penalty corner. During this time in the second half captain, Fergus Gibson, showed his calm class in keeping Sullivan in line and moving the ball sublimely out of defence to attack. A third goal for Sullivan soon followed with another goal mouth scramble finished off by Matthew Morris. A period in-discipline followed and the umpires started to show green and yellow cards to both teams, with Wallace suffering the most. With nothing to lose Wallace went all out attack and pulled back two goals from Irish U16 International Troy Chambers. With the Sullivan supporters getting more nervous the umpire blew the final whistle.

Final Score – Sullivan 3 (F Kerr, P Crookshanks & M Morris) v Wallace 2

Sullivan Squad: F Gibson (C), T McCord (GK), P Crookshanks, T Robson, M Trimble, H Morris, M Morris, C Carson, M Willis, S Erskine, F Kerr, DJ Erskine, D Girvan, T McClintock, P Haley, I Harte and J McCauley

The Burney Cup Final will take place on Thursday 15 March 2018 at Stormont with push back at 7:30 pm – please come along and support the team.

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