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Belfast Harlequins have hope of beating drop

WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Belfast Harlequins threw themselves a Premier League relegation life line when they came from behind to defeat fellow strugglers Lisnagarvey 2-1 at Deramore.

Two goals in the last 10 minutes clinched the an important victory although 'Quins are still favourites to face a relegation play off with Cookstown.

They have just one game left and that is against champions Pegasus so it is unlikely they will take anything from that.

If Pegasus win that game, as expected, 'Garvey can avoid penultimate place in the table if they can take two points from their remaining three games against Ballymoney (twice) and Randalstown.

So too can Ballymoney if they secure three points from their four matches while Randalstown need two points from four games to stay up.

Last night Nicola Jess put the Hillsborough side in front with a reverse stick sweep shot in the 50th minute.

'Quins fought back to win with goals from Jenna Watt and Julie Marcus, both coming from second phase penalty corners.

Belfast Telegraph