Lisnagarvey's lead at the top of the men’s EY Hockey League was cut in half to two points but it could have been even worse for the Co Down side had they not produced an incredible comeback from 4-0 down to draw with Glenanne.

The Glens were in sparkling first half form with goals from Johnny McCormack, Adam Clayton, Clive Kennedy and Stephen Brownlow. But Andy Williamson started the comeback before the big break and his second goal and a double from James Lorimer earned a 4-4 tie.

It meant Erroll Lutton’s side lost their unbeaten record but they stay top with 19 points out of 21 on offer to date.

Monkstown closed the gap with a lively 2-1 win over UCD, coming from a goal down to see out the result.

Guy Sarratt put the students in front in the first half from a penalty corner but Rory Nichols used the same method to equalise at 1-1. Davy Carson got the only goal of the second half from a bit of a scramble, continuing their unbeaten start to the campaign.

Three Rock Rovers won a thriller against YMCA 4-3. They trailed twice in the first half to goals from Ben Cullen and Ben Campbell but two goals in the second half from Mark English saw them come back to win it and move into third place.

Corinthian snatched another late draw as Ian Stewart struck in the 69th minute against Pembroke. The visitors had gone 1-0 up through Alan Sothern but the striker was denied a second by Euan Mackay’s penalty stroke save and Stewart duly took full advantage of the reprieve to score the equaliser.

Banbridge scored eight second half goals to storm clear of Ulster rivals Annadale 9-0, moving Bann up to fifth while Dale are adrift at the bottom with four points to make up.

Only one game remains in this division before Christmas – the refixture of UCD against Annadale which will be played on December 14.