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Cork Harlequins 4-3 Railway Union

Updated: Sunday, 13 May 2012 18:47

Cork Harlequins pose for a photo after their Senior Cup victory
Cork Harlequins pose for a photo after their Senior Cup victory

Cork Harlequins secured the Irish Senior Cup in an exciting end-to-end match which produced seven goals.

The first goal was scored just eight minutes in thanks to a tap in from Rob Abbott.

Cork Harlequins did not wait long to equalise and just seven minutes later David Egner swept in from a crash ball to make it 1-1.

The game continued at a fast pace but the half time whistle blew and the sides were level at 1-1.

The action really kicked off in the second half and just three minutes in Railway took the lead once again thanks to Karl Chapple who snatched the end of a crash ball.

Railway Union looked to gain the momentum buildling some good attacks but they failed to put away a penalty corner chance in the 42nd minute.

Cork Harlequins secured a penalty corner in the 46th minute and Dan Hobbs made no mistake hammering home his drag flick to make it 2-2.

Two minutes later Cork Harlequins were back in front and Dan Hobbs made it 3-2 with a carbon copy drag flick.

Railway Union upped the pace and had a great effort from Mark English with his reverse stick shot but it flew wide. But Cork Harlequins made it 4-2 in the 61st when Colin Ross got on the end of a rebound penalty corner.

Railway chased the game to the end and managed to claw one back in the 67th minute after a penalty corner was stopped on the line by a body and Peter English made no mistake. But the clock ran out and Cork Harlequins lifted the cup.