Irish side Pegasus continue winning start to the season

Ireland’s EHL Women’s FINAL8 representative Pegasus is the last side left in the EY Hockey League with a perfect record following their back-to-back wins last weekend.

Two goals each from Alex Speers and the out-of-retirement Pamela Glass saw Pegasus hold off the challenge of Catholic Institute 4-2 on Saturday in a cracking encounter.

Speers opened the scoring in the 17th minute.Rosie Pratt’s penalty stroke levelled matters in the 33rd minute but parity lasted only a matter of seconds as Glass’s corner goal made it 2-1 at half-time. She got her second six minutes into the second half from another corner but Laura Foley got the Limerick side right back in the contest with eight minutes to go.

Insta then had some big chances to equalise but were caught on the counter in the last minute when Speers netted with one of the last acts of the game for 4-2.

A day later, they beat Cork Harlequins thanks to teenager Niamh McIvor’s first senior goal for the club with nine minutes to go.

Pegasus skipper Michelle Harvey went close in the first-half when she saw her penalty corner saved at full-stretch by Kate Murphy.​

Early in the second half, Speers shot narrowly wide and then had a goal disallowed 18 minutes later because the ball had struck her foot before she shot before McIvor finally sealed the deal.

In the men’s EY Hockey League in Ireland, Lisnagarvey extended their lead to four points after they won their fifth successive game of the season. They trailed 1-0 to a Eugene Magee goal for Banbridge but defenders Peter McKibbin and James Lorimer turned things around from penalty corners.

Monkstown moved up to second with a 6-0 win over Three Rock Rovers while UCD dropped back after a 2-2 draw with Pembroke.