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Burgess treble sends holders Kilkeel out of Anderson Cup

Annadale 5 Kilkeel 3

By Graham Hamilton

Holders Kilkeel are out of the Anderson Cup after losing 5-3 to Annadale in the second leg of their first-round clash, and 7-6 on aggregate.

The Mournemen had won the first leg 3-2 but were five goals behind in the second as Dale romped ahead through a hat-trick of Ryan Burgess penalty corners and goals from Peter Caruth and David Tremlett.

Kilkeel staged a late comeback with goals from William Annett, Richard Frazer and Eddie Agnew but it came too late and so Dale go through to tomorrow's second round at Banbridge (2.30pm).

Cookstown and Lisnagarvey also went through, with the Tyrone men now visiting Newry tomorrow (2.30pm) and Garvey hosting Bangor (2.30pm).

Cookstown beat Portadown 5-1 (13-2 on aggregate) with goals from Stuart Smyth (2), Jack Haycock, Ryan Millar and Michael Kerr with Adam Stevenson replying, while Garvey beat South Antrim 5-1 (13-4 on aggregate) with goals from Andy Williamson, Troy Chambers, Matthew Nelson, Ben Nelson and Oliver Kidd, with Stephen Armstrong replying.

Elsewhere, Ireland's ladies ended their four-match series with Chile with a 3-0 win. Katie Mullan was captain with fellow Ulster women Ayeisha McFerran, Zoe Wilson, Gemma Frazer and Bethany Barr also starting and Barr's twin Serena coming off the bench.

World Cup star Yvonne O'Byrne hit a double, with Deirdre Duke sealing the win on 53 minutes.

Meanwhile, the clash between Ulster Premier leaders Lurgan and Mossley was called off due to a frost-bound pitch, but Queen's can close the gap at the top when they take on Randalstown at Antrim Forum tonight (7.45pm).

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