Pamela Glass is looking forward to renewing her friendship with Louise Creighton when Pegasus tackle Randalstown in tomorrow’s Premier League clash at Queen’s.
The pair have been close mates for almost two decades but their rivalry on the hockey pitch has only recently been revived.
That’s because Louise only returned to first team action at the tail end of last season while Pamela has been ever present in the Pegasus line up.
“We keep in close contact and have done ever since we first met all those years ago so it will be good to see her on the pitch tomorrow.” said Pamela, the former Irish international.
“But for 70 minutes our friendship will be set to one side as we will be going all out to win the game because we have already dropped four points.
“A lot of people are writing us off this season which is fine by us as it only provides us with an additional incentive and takes the pressure off.”
However Pamela knows how tough a game it will be against ‘Town who have been something of a ‘bogey’ team in the recent past.
When the two pals were first on opposite teams more than 15 years ago, Pegasus and ‘Town were big rivals and shared most of the major domestic trophies as well as enjoying success at national level.
Nowadays though it has been the likes of Ards and Ballymoney who have been the teams to beat as far as Pegasus are concerned.
But Harry McNeill’s side managed to draw twice with the champions last season once in the League and once in the Ulster Shield.
“That just goes to prove how hard a match it should be for us and I think they are an even better side this season under Harry,” continued Pamela.
Elsewhere tomorrow leaders Ards also have a tough encounter against a Ballymoney side that has blown hot and cold so far.
They have reached the semi finals of the Ulster Shield but lost 1-0 to newly promoted harlequins in their last League outing.
Lynsey Feeny remains an absentee for the Co Down side as she is still struggling with a back injury.
In the other top flight games basement side Armagh travel to Lisnagarvey while the encounter between Lurgan and Harlequins should be close as both teams are neck and neck in the table.