Mixed Success at the weekend
The past weekend saw mixed success for BHC. The Men’s 1s had a home game against bottom of the league side Antrim and were keen to extend their unbeaten run in the league to date. Despite sitting at the bottom of the table, it was Antrim who took the lead against the league leaders against the run of play. However Stevie Dowds ensured that Bann did not finish the first half behind when he levelled the score after a great goal from open play. With 48 circle entries for Bann, the floodgates opened in the second half as the locals asserted their dominance on the game. Stevie Dowds scored a further 3 goals with the rest coming from Drew Carlisle, Scott Caruth, Owen Magee, Dane Ward and an own goal from Antrim.
The Men’s 2s were up against Mossley 3s at The Glade and were without their top scorer Ross McCandless but welcomed Jonny McKee, Scott McCandless and Roger Martin into the squad. Bann dominated the game and Woods, Mckee, Reay and McAnulty all scored in the 4-2 win to allow the 2s to take the points and maintain their position at the top of the table.
The Men’s 3s and 4s both played away games at Cookstown. The 3s were unlucky to lose 2-1 to Cookstown 3s with Mark McCoy scoring the Bann goal whereas the 4s took maximum points from Cookstown 4s winning 5-2 with Gary Dean getting two and Matthew Clarke, Gareth Matthews, Richie McMullen also on the scoresheet.
Only the 1s and 2s had games at the weekend for the Ladies and both teams were to be disappointed with the results. The Ladies 1s travelled to Garvey to play their 2s in the second round of the McConnell Shield and unfortunately lost 1-0 to a strong Garvey side.
Despite winning their last four league games and sitting second in the table, the Ladies 2s again struggled against Grosvenor 2s who had also beaten them earlier in the season. The girls lost 4-2 at Havelock with the Bann goals coming through Nadene Black and Rosie Waddell.
Fixtures for Saturday 15th December
1s v Mossley @ Havelock @ 2.30pm
2s v Lisnagarvey away @ 1.00pm
3s v Instonians 3s away @ 4.00pm
4s v Ballynahinch @ Havelock @ 4.00pm
1s v Kilkeel@ Havelock @ 1.00pm
2s v Ballymena away @ 2.30pm
3s v Queens 3s away @ 1.00pm
4s v Queens 4s @ Academy @ 1.00pm