Lisnagarvey maul Civil Service at Hillsboough

Timmy Cockram
Timmy Cockram

Timmy Cockram stole the show has he rammed home four of Lisnagarvey’s ten goal mauling of Civil Service at Hillsborough on Saturday.

Cockram should have been on the plane with the Irish team that departed for America for their World League 2 tournament. But due to family commitments, Cockram had to miss out on the trip.

And how Service must have wished he was on the plane, as he was instrumental in most of the goals.

With only two minutes played Sean Murray swung the ball from the right to an unmarked Cockram who immediately laid it off to Andy Williamson to score the opener.

And from there it was one way traffic for a Garvey side that included six school boys in the squad.

Cockram opened his account in the 11th service keeper the wrong way. And three minutes later Jonny Quigley waltzed along the bye-line to gift Daniel Nelson the third.

The goals were flowing in as Sean Murray drove home the fourth, followed byAndy Forrest and a peach of a penalty corner from Cockram to bring up the half dozen before half-time.

Garvey were embedded in the Service half and it was only the heroic goal keeping from Sam Brown that prevented an avalanche of goals.

But in the 51st minute Cockram wrapped up his hat-trick from the Blues 8th penalty corner, and with ten minutes remaining, Andy Williamson scored his second to make it 8-0.

Sean Murray doubled his tally in 62nd minute and right in the final whistle Cockram capped a superb performance to send the Blues into double figures and their second win in three days.