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Kyle comes good to earn a draw against South Africa

By Graham Hamilton

Published 19/01/2016

At the double: Kyle Good on the mark twice in Cape Town
At the double: Kyle Good on the mark twice in Cape Town

A double from Kyle Good helped Ireland recover from a two-goal deficit to earn a 3-3 draw against South Africa in what was their fourth game in five days during their training camp in Cape Town.

It was a bad start for the Irish as young goalkeeper Jamie Carr was beaten after just eight minutes when a crash ball into the circle was deflected past him.

And he was beaten again from close range five minutes into the second quarter.

But after Lisnagarvey's Neal Glassey had a shot flash past the post, Carr made a fine double save to keep his team in the game going into the break.

The third quarter saw the Irish have their best spell and birthday boy Timmy Cockram shot over the bar on the reverse while Banbridge's Eugene Magee had a penalty corner charged down.

But the pressure finally reaped reward when Kyle Good fired home on the reverse to set up a stirring final quarter.

And it was Good who levelled matters with his second goal with 12 minutes to go after good work by Lee Cole.

The hosts, though, hit back and converted a penalty corner to restore their lead but the Irish were driving forward and Ulsterman Chris Cargo won possession in midfield and powered his way into the circle to find the bottom corner and earn a draw

The Irish continue their training camp with further games against Canada tomorrow afternoon (6pm) and Thursday afternoon (4pm) before completing their schedule with games against Belgium on Saturday and Sunday (both 12pm).

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