Portrush were well beaten 10-1 on Friday night by a very good Queen’s side.
Right from the first whistle Portrush were on the back foot and struggled to keep to the fast pace that Queens played at.
Portrush did however have their moments especially in the first half and were a threat down the right side. And it was from the right that they scored their goal, Andy Christie firing the ball into the bottom corner from a tight angle after good link up play with John Dillon. There was no let up from Queen’s as they created chances and scored goals with fast, sharp hockey. Portrush can take heart from the fact that Queen’s will be one of the top teams in our league after the restructuring of the leagues by the Ulster branch.
Portrush Seconds got their first win of the season with an impressive 3-0 win against Kilkeel. Portrush had a mix of youth and experience in the team and they soon asserted their superiority with several short corners one of which was converted by Andy Christie. Soon afterwards Andy Christie netted his second and was unlucky not have secured his hat-trick with a shot that although going over the line was disallowed for an infringement. Just before half time Portrush got their final goal through Barry McMullan. Portrush continued to dominate the second half with Andy Dalzell and Owen Farrell controlling the midfield.