Lisnagarvey extended their lead at the top of the men’s EY Hockey League to four points with an impressive 4-0 win over fourth placed Three Rock Rovers, their seventh win from eight outings thus far this season.
Andy Williamson’s close range double, allied to goals from Andy Forrest and Daniel Buser, set the tone as they produced some sumptuous hockey at times.
Garvey’s nearest rivals Monkstown and Banbridge shared a 1-1 draw which allowed the Hillsborough club to move an extra couple of points clear, ensuring they stay top over Christmas no matter what happens next Saturday in round nine.
Town took an early lead via Jonny Bruton with a backhand cracker from Stephen Cole’s assist.
Frazer Mills equalised before half-time from a quick counter-attack.
Glenanne moved into the top half of the table as their excellent run of form continued with a 1-0 win over Pembroke.
Railway Union matched that scoreline at Park Avenue against Cork C of I with Mark English’s early goal the only divider.
He created the chance himself, robbing possession and racing in to score. His side continued their excellent defensive form to record their third win of the season.
Annadale’s tie with Cookstown was called off due to the inclement weather.