Battling Ballymoney secure a point

Cookstown's Rebecca Lindsey and Paula Haugh, of Knock, in action
Cookstown's Rebecca Lindsey and Paula Haugh, of Knock, in action

Improving Ballymoney secured a hard earned point from a 0-0 draw with Belfast Harlequins at Deramore on Saturday in one of only two Premier League matches to be played.

None of the main title contenders was playing so the two fixtures involved teams who have aspirations of firstly, avoiding the drop and then consolidating to finish in the top half of the table.

Of the four sides in action, Randalstown will be the happiest as they were the only winners following a 3-2 success over Lurgan.

At Deramore, Harlequins had marginally the better of the game’s possession but squandered five second half penalty corners with poor finishing.

Both teams could have nicked a win near the end as Quins goalkeeper Chrissie McKee denied Diane McNeill before Jodie Shanon foiled Jenna Watt.

Zoe Wilson was the two goal heroine for Town as her last gasp winner clinched Town the win over Lurgan.

She opened the scoring after two minutes but Alex Hurst scored Lurgan’s equalizer on the quarter hour mark.

Nicole Moore restored Town’s lead in the 47th minute but Lurgan leveled with five minutes to go through Natalie Barr only for Wilson to net the winner with the last hit of the game.

In Senior One Armagh stay top after goals from Kathryn Glass, Rebecca Fallon, Scarlet Knipe and Alana Doyle gave them a win over Victorians.

Dungannon had a 2-1 win at Ballyclare while Larne stay bottom after losing 2-1 to Banbridge while North Down and Ballymena drew 2-2.