The Wallace High School 1st X1 girls’ hockey team defeated Victoria on Saturday at Queens and now progress to the third round of the Bank of Ireland/ Belfast Telegraph Schools’ Cup after an excellent 3 – 1 victory against their Belfast opponents.
Victoria College started the game well and attacked strongly before the Lisburn girls settled and started to play the measured possession game that is now their style. Both teams worked hard in defence and each had several opportunities from penalty corners but despite this the first half ended scoreless.
Into the second half and Victoria came out strong and scored an early goal from open play. This seemed to galvanise the Wallace team who reacted well to the set back and scored a penalty corner through captain Lauren Wilson.
Wallace stayed on top and continued to create chances and this resulted in Wilson getting her own and the teams second after a disguised underarm pass from Tanya Surgeon. After taking the lead Wallace continued to attack and were rewarded when, after several penalty corners, Rachel Morrow got the decisive third goal at the left post after an excellent run along the bye line.
Victoria continued to fight hard and went close on several occasions but the Lisburn girls held on for a well deserved 3 – 1 victory. The players of the match went to the midfield trio of Sophie McClean, Tanya Surgeon and Lisa MacDonnell. The Wallace girls now face Dalriada in the third round after they overcame Cambridge House on Saturday.
This game will take place at Wallace’s Lisnagarvey headquarters on Saturday 5th December, 10am start and all support is very welcome in what should be another tough encounter.
Last modified: December 8, 2009