Twelve In A Row for Mens 2nd XI
Saturday brought another impressive victory for the seconds over a skilful Banbridge 3rds.
The seconds have now won twelve consecutive league games and lead Junior 2 by 5 points with 5 games remaining.
On Saturdaythe seconds welcomed back Magee and McMillan from injury,Forrest from work commitments and Ritchie on a weekend break from University.
The seconds began the game in their usual high tempo passing style with an emphasis on attacking hockey. After 20 minutes the seconds lead 6 nil with goals from Shields,Nichols,and 2 each from Forrest and Dalzell. This was a brilliant period of hockey with excellent support play and clinical finishing. Banbridge responded with goals froma penalty stroke and from open play,both as a result of poor defending.Leading 6-2 North Down responded with goals from Mockford and Nichols to leave the score 8-2 at half time.
The second half followed a similar pattern with further goals from Dalzell and Forrest to complete well deserved hat tricks and from Shields and McKee. Banbridge never gave up and scored a consolation goal to leave the final score at 12-3.
Another excellent performance from the entire squad. This Saturday they play local rivals Bangor in what should be a very competitive game.