Sandford best in league playoff

 

Inspired by two solo thrusts by Paddy Good, Sandford Park beat Wesley College 3-2 in the Leinster Schools' Senior League play-off at Whitechurch Park yesterday.

Wesley twice took the lead through John Blakeney and David Roche, but Simon Blake-Knox replied to leave it 2-1 at the interval.

In the second half, Good surged from midfield to equalise and then a short corner led to a penalty stroke which Gary Ryan netted for the winner.

This was much consolation for Sandford after losing the cup final to Kilkenny.

SANDFORD PARK: M Connellan; S Findlater (capt); P Harvey, P Doak, H Cashell; R Gormley, P Good, G Ryan; A Alipour, E Grant, S Blake-Knox. Subs: D Mistear, B Gageby.

WESLEY COLLEGE: R Hanna; J Cuppage (capt); J McConnell, A Macken, N Correll; P Maguire, A Walker, A Lewis; G McCoy, J Blakeney, C Blennerhassett. Subs: D Roche, D Cinnamond, C Sargeant.

Umpires: H Donnelly, J Girdham.