Men’s Premier League roundup

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In the Ulster Men’s Premier League Belfast Harlequins scored a last-minute penalty corner to earn a point against South Antrim.

Their Lisburn opponents had taken the lead with two goals from James Brown and another from Chris Henry, but a Michael Patterson hat-trick of short corners levelled the scoring with his last goal coming with just seconds left on the clock.

The result leaves Harlequins on four points from their first two games, whilst South Antrim pick up their first point of the campaign following defeat last week.

Elsewhere Cookstown went top of the league with a 4-1 win over North Down.

Ryan Millar added to his goal from last week to open the scoring in the first quarter before Jack Haycock doubled the visitor’s lead.

Their resilient opponents did manage to grab a goal back from Gareth McKeown, but two more goals from Gregg Allen and Danny Kerr rounded off the victory.

The third game of the day saw one of the potential comebacks of the season as Portadown came from behind to beat Bangor 4-3.

Having gone 3-1 ahead with goals from JJ Holley, Sam McMillan and Matthew Armstrong Sanchez, the hosts looked set for a comfortable win as the game entered the latter stages.

However, in the final ten minutes, three goals from Jamie Wright, Matty Winter and Ross Beattie turned the game on its head as the visitors left with all three points.

The result moves Portadown up to sixth in the table whilst Bangor occupy bottom spot as the only team yet to pick up a point in the division.

In the other two games of the weekend, Kilkeel managed a 4-2 win away to last season’s Champions Queen’s University whilst NICS and Raphoe were inseparable as they played out a 2-2 draw.

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