£320 was raised by those taking part in the annual Boxing Day game between North Down Hockey and Cricket Clubs yesterday – an excellent result for all and thanks in particular to the two captains, Mark Linter and Ryan Galway for organising the two teams.Final short corner on full time.
On the pitch, honours this year went to the Hockey Club who ran out 4-1 winners but despite fielding a strong team were pushed all the way by the Cricket Club’s more veteran side. It was 3-0 at halftime with the pick of the goals being Ross Linter’s drag flick for the second goal. The second half was more even and the post was rattled at least 3 times. Phil Dorian pulled one back for the Cricket Club with a tap in on the line but a fourth goal late on sealed the Hockey Club’s win.
Crucial moments in the game were debated afterwards in the Clubhouse where the winners’ and losers’ prizes were given out and the ballot was won as normal by Norman Johnston. The tradition is that the winning captain chooses which charity should benefit from the cash raised and Mark choose the Marie Curie cancer fund.
Well done to all concerned!