In a repeat from the McCullough Cup semi-final from December, Sullivan met Friends School, Lisburn in the semi-final of the Burney Cup.

Friends worked hard and did not allow Sullivan to play the way of their previous match, breaking down Sullivan’s attacks.

Sullivan finally broke through with a goal from Callum Carson.

Half-time Sullivan 1 – Friends 0

The second half was harder work and both teams had players ‘carded’. During a period when Sullivan were down to 10 men, Friends won and converted a penalty corner. Sullivan were soon back to full strength, Friends goalkeeper made a number of saves from open play and penalty corners while Sullivan’s goalkeeper had much less to do. Sullivan took the lead through Fergus Gibson who followed up from another save by the Friends keeper.

Final score Sullivan 2 (C Carson & F Gibson) – Friends 1

The final will be on Wednesday 16March at Lisnagarvey HC starting at 2.30 pm. The team would really appreciate as much support as possible.

Burney Cup semi

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