Raphoe beat CI in Linden Cup Final

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Raphoe are Linden Cup Champions after defeating CI 4-3 in an end-to-end final.

The County Donegal side had to come back from a two goal deficit before eventually being crowned Champions.

It was CI who started quickest and before long had a two goal lead. Their first goal came from youngster Frazer McKane who found himself in the right place at the right time before Jarryd Allen made it two as he scored from a penalty corner.

However, after falling behind Raphoe started to take control of the game and before they knew it they were back on level terms as Simon Goodie struck twice.

With a large travelling support making the journey to support them, they continued to assert themselves on the game and soon took a two goal lead of their own.

Goals from Tom Eaton and Matthew Lecky gave them the lead and something to hold on to for most of the second half.

However, they were given a scare when William Booker added a third CI goal with ten minutes to go.

The final stages of the game saw some nervy moments for Raphoe but they managed to hold on and see out the game until the final whistle.

Upon the final whistle the side were presented the trophy by Ulster Hockey President George Wilson.


Andrew Morrison

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