Men's 2nds show true grit in Three Rock comeback

Three second half goals saw the lads through their 1st round Irish Senior Cup tie

The Men’s 2nds came back from a two goal deficit to take 3 points at Grange Road last Saturday.

Saturday’s 2nd XI game with Three Rock was the fourth meeting between the sides this season. The previous games had been tough encounters played in a wonderful spirit and this game followed suit. Both squads were somewhat weakened due to injuries and absences but an exciting match was served up for the decent crowd watching from the bar.

A slow start from Pembroke saw Rovers race into a 2 goal lead, the second coming from an excellent deflected finish from Dave Loughrey – if only we could teach him to do that at the right end of the pitch! Pembroke gained increasing control and pulled a goal back just before half time through Captain Fantastic, Dug Good.

A few stern words during the break (Filgas’s version of Fergie’s hairdryer treatment!) lifted the team further and they produced a lively second half.

Some excellent interplay saw Pembroke score 3 unanswered goals to win the game 4-2. The highlight of the half saw Cillian Hynes make a lovely run and delayed pass to set Mark Loughrey up to atone for his brothers first half mistake. Ultimately it was a solid performance ahead of this weekends Irish Junior Cup quarter final against Annadale.

Irish Junior Cup Qtr Finals – Saturday
14.15 Pembroke Wanderers Men v Annadale, Serpentine Ave
14.30 Lurgan v Pembroke Wanderers Ladies, Lurgan High School

Posted by PWHC

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