1sts lose out to Corinthians in an epic 4-3 battle

Corinthians started the stronger of the two teams as they created chances early in the game. But Mullingar came into it after 10. Stuey with a great run through the middle only to be fouled by the keeper. Flick given. Barry Watters stepped up and slotted past the keeper. 1-0. Mullingar created several chances as did Corinthians as they pulled an equaliser in the last play play of the first half.

The second half saw Mullingar asleep as Corinthians scored within the first minute. Mullingar did play most of the hockey in the first and continued to in the second. Rice gave a great aerial to Marl who ran into the D and won the first gar short corner of the day. That saw Fego push to Marl, who stopped outside for Rice to drag flick to the let of the keeper. 2-2. Feely pulled off some great saves to keep it 2-2.

Another short corner saw Fego to Marl who pinged into bottom corner. Mullingar back In the lead. 3-2. This was short lived as Corinthians scored another equaliser through a short.

Corinthians managed to go ahead for a second time to go 4-3 up. Mullingar had all of the possession for the last 10. The Corinthians keeper pulled of multiple saves to keep his team ahead. Mullingar unlucky not to find an equaliser as it ended 4-3.

Mom: Tristan Couper

Team: Eoin Feely, Mark Fegan, Mark Condell, Barry Watters, Andrew Melbourne, Marc Watters, Andrew Rice, Holger Marl, Craig Sweeney, Stuart Synnott, Tristan Couper and ¬†Stephen O’Neill.