Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 December 2014

Finalists are hit by injury worries

Ballymoney will be without two key players for Saturday's Winemark Ulster Shield final but their opponents Pegasus will be similarly affected.

Strikers Diane McNeill and Megan Frazer are out due to holiday commitments as are Pegasus goalkeeper Sharon Moffitt and former Ireland winger Claire McMahon.

Both teams warmed up for the showpiece with impressive wins on Saturday, 'Money putting eight goals past Ards without reply while Pegasus beat Armagh 3-0.

It was Ards heaviest defeat in many years, if not history, at domestic level.

Pegasus, meanwhile, scored all their goals in the first half against Armagh - the only team to have avoided defeat against the champions so far this season.

Randalstown were also in good goal scoring form as they hit Victorians for six at UUJ.

As was the case last year, it's looking like a three horse race for the title with Pegasus the favourites to cross the line first and win the trophy for a record breaking 11th season in a row.

Harlequins edged out Lurgan 2-1 after scoring twice in the first half to put themselves in the driving seat.

Julie Doak got the only goal of the game as Knock defeated the Braidsiders 1-0 at Shaw's Bridge.

Ballymena currently hold a one point advantage over Lurgan so it's dog eat dog at the wrong end of the table.

In Senior One it's turning into a two horse race at the top after leaders Lisnagarvey and second placed Omagh both won beating Greenisland (8-0) and Coleraine (7-1) respectively.

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