HOCKEY: Frost wipes out programme but not before Lisnagarvey’s rout of Harlequins

Lisnagarvey's Timmy Cockram
Lisnagarvey's Timmy Cockram

Harlequins 0 Lisnagarvey 8.

With the men’s hockey programme virtually obliterated because of the severe frost on Saturday, Lisnagarvey’s red-hot performance in the Friday night game at Deramore was the stand-out story of the weekend.

Garvey, with several young fringe players, in the team, annihilated Belfast Harlequins 8-0, which included four goals from their Irish international, Timmy Cockram.

Harlequins are sitting one spot above bottom of the table Mossley, but the gap between the two teams was vast as Garvey hardly even got into top gear.

Supporters of the new IHL will be singing from the tops of trees, as this provides evidence of why the IHL must be implemented next season, when games like these will be a thing of the past.

Garvey have knocked in 17 goals against Harlequins in two games, as the Deramore side were thumped 9-1 earlier in the season.

The Blues were two up after 10 minutes with Cockram proving that he hasn’t lost his scoring touch, notching up two quick goals.

And just before the interval, he was on target again to wrap up his hat-trick and send Garvey into the turn with a comfortable 3-0 lead.

The goals flowed in the second half and Cockram was on target again for his fourth and shortly after, Andy Forrest scored from the spot.

Harlequins must have been wishing the frost had been more severe to call their game off, as Peter MacDonnell made it six nil when he tucked home a rebound.

And to wrap up the points for the visitors, Andy Williamson got on the scoresheet with Forrest getting a second at the end of the game.