Mens Seconds Progress in Cork Cup
Bandon mens 2nds got over their disappointment of losing in the Irish Junior Cup last Saturday with a win over Harelquins in the 3rd round of the Cork Cup. The tempo of the game was very slow in the opening minutes, however Harlequins took the initiative with a well taken goal from former Bandon player, Rob Jenkins. Bandon’s goalkeeper, Shane Teap, had made two impressive saves before Jenkins slotted the ball home on the third attempt.
Bandon were still at sixes and sevens and looked out of sorts until a goal from Trevor Martin settled Bandon back into the game. Before half time Teap was again at Bandon’s rescue when he was at full stretch to deflect a drag flick onto the post from a Harlequins short corner.
In the 2nd half Bandon began to dominate and played some expansive hockey and were rewarded with early goals from Ivan Bryan and Chris Wood from a short corner. Throughout the 2nd half Scott Sullivan and Ivan Bryan were at the heart of Bandons good play. Bryan got Bandons 4th with a well taken finish after good play from Sam McElroy. For the last few minutes of the game Harlequins attacked more and were unlucky not to score, but Bandon again had Teap to thank for keeping them out.