Rovers Ease Past Railway
Three Rock Rovers 7 (L Madeley 3, H Morris, J Mullins, J Hosking, P Blakeney) Railway Union 2 (E MacArthur, M English)
Three Rock Rovers moved back into second place in the men’s EY Hockey League with a comfortable 7-2 win over Railway Union at Grange Road in their refixed tie.
They were 5-0 up at half-time with Luke Madeley putting them in front after 10 minutes from a penalty corner – the first of a hat trick – before Harry Morris scrambled in a second a minute later.
Peter Blakeney added a third goal in four minutes for a commanding 3-0 lead at the quarter-time break. Madeley added a fourth from a corner rebound when his initial shot was well saved by Stephen O’Keeffe but fell back to him to shoot home.
He completed his treble from open play from Mitch Darling’s pass before the break and there was no change in the third quarter. Eoin MacArthur clawed one back early in the final period, slamming home a rebound with a powerful shot which saw the head of his stick break in the process.
John Mullins replied instantly for a 6-1 lead with a powerful. Mark English’s drag-flick got another back for Railway before Jody Hosking completed the day’s scoring with a powerful shot into the bottom corner.
Words by Stephen Findlater, Hook Hockey