Instonians slip up in chase to secure IHL place

Banbridge players remonstrate with the official
Banbridge players remonstrate with the official

Instonians will be playing in the new Ulster premiership next season after they sensationally crashed out of the Irish Hockey League wildcards and the qualifying ticket to the new National League next season.

Inst lost both their games against Railway Union and UCC and will now miss out playing in the top flight next season.

Senior One champions South Antrim lost their 100 per cent record when they went down 3-2 to North Down.

Goals from Gareth Bailie, Tom Donnan and Stephen Forrest secured three points for the Comber side.

Raphoe hit double digits as they slammed 10 goals against Antrim. George Patterson, Matthew Lecky and Paul Stewart all notched up two goals each.

Raphoe are favourites to take one of the top four places in Senior One along with South Antrim, North Down and Portadown to play in next season’s Ulster premiership.

Campbellians, will be reflecting on their season as their great start diminished and they wrapped up their season with a 5-1 win over Portrush which included a hat-trick from Joel Easlea

Ulster’s Ian Sloan was celebrating when his side Wimbledon were crowned Now Pensions English Premiership champions after they defeated East Grinstead 8-5 in yesterday’s final.

But it was disappointment for Ulster’s Mark Gleghorne who playing for East Grinstead.