Lurgan lead the way in Premier League

Hannah Grieve on the ball for Pegasus
Hannah Grieve on the ball for Pegasus

Robbie McMinn’s dream start as Lurgan coach continued on Saturday as he steered his new side to a 2-0 Ulster Premier League win over Ballymoney at the Joey Dunlop Centre.

The former Newry men’s boss is already looking forward to a place in the Denman Ulster Shield semi-finals after his team made it three wins in a row last week.

And now yesterday’s league win leaves Lurgan joint top of the table on goal difference alongside Queen’s and Belfast Harlequins.

McMinn declared: “To have come away from Ballymoney with all three points is fantastic but it’s early days yet.”

“We go to Dungannon next and their confidence will be up after two wins in a row during the week and they will be wanting to prove a point after losing to us in the Shield.”

Team captain Charlene Hull broke the deadlock on the stroke of half time when she scored from a penalty corner.

Then Ulster U-18 captain Kathryn Edgar made the points safe with a brilliant individual goal.

Harlequins beat Armagh 2-0 with first half goals from Jenna Watt and Claire Weir.

Dungannon defeated Portadown 1-0 with a second half winner from Lynda McQueen while Randalstown and North Down drew 1-1. CJ McDonald gave Town the lead but Katherine Hill levelled from a penalty corner in the second half.

In Senior One Amy Atkinson and Samantha Bann were on target for Banbridge in a 2-1 win over Rainey.

Ballyclare were 3-1 winners at Grosvenor, Victorians beat Larne 2-1, Raphoe won 4-1 at Cookstown while Ballymena and Knock shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at the Academy.