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Money fightback against Randalstown

Lurgans Chloe McCann under pressure from Ards Naomi Elliott

Lurgans Chloe McCann under pressure from Ards Naomi Elliott

Ballymoney came from two down to force a 2-2 draw with Randalstown after a controversial second half incident at the Joey Dunlop Centre.

The umpire originally awarded a penalty corner after a foul in the circle but, on the advice of his colleague, changed his decision to a penalty stroke.

‘Town felt the corner was sufficient punishment but Nikki Parke scored from the spot.

Two penalty corner conversions from Katherine McDowell had put Town into the driving seat. Julie Nelson pulled one back before Parke’s controversial equaliser.

At Jordanstown it finished 1-1 between the Ulster Elks and Queen’s who went in front through Jodie Kee before Louise Wright equalised.

It was end to end stuff and both team had their chances before Kee broke the deadlock from a penalty corner switch.

The Jordanstown side improved after the break and Wright plundered the equaliser after Gemma Frazer and McAlpine had been denied.

Queen’s had a chance to steal it near the end after the Elks had fluffed a corner as Ellen Hood’s effort found the side netting.

In Senior One Portadown will have to wait before they can mathematically confirm their place in the top flight after losing 3-2 to Cookstown.

Two goals from Claire Brown and one from Jackie Burns did the trick with Esther Dickson and Kim Scott replying for the league leaders.

Elsewhere Larne kept their play off hopes alive with a 3-2 win at Victorians while North Down beat Civil Service 3-0 and Banbridge and Omagh drew 2-2.

 

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