In pictures: Lisnagarvey lift Anderson Cup to spoil Tumilty's final day as Banbridge coach
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Banbridge coach Mark Tumilty wasn't able to end his nine-year reign at Havelock Park with a trophy after his team lost to arch rivals Lisnagarvey in last night's Anderson Cup final.
It was the centenary of the competition, first played immediately after the First World War and in memory of Irish international and Banbridge player-captain JG Anderson who was killed while serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
And to win such a trophy in his final game would have meant a lot to Tumilty who has put so much into his stint in charge, but it wasn't to be as the EY Irish League champions eased to their second trophy of the season.
During his reign, Tumilty masterminded three Kirk Cup wins, two Anderson Cup wins, two Ulster Premier League titles, two Irish Hockey League titles and two Irish Senior Cup crowns.
But, not having competitive action from the start of the month, some Bann players looked a little rusty whereas Garvey were up to speed having had two cup finals in recent weeks.
Bann were further handicapped with the absence of experienced defenders Bruce McCandless and Drew Carlisle, although they took the game to Garvey early on.
But Errol Lutton's lads soon began to get into their stride and James Lorimer broke the deadlock when he lashed home a penalty corner in the 21st minute.
Bann keeper Luke Roleston had to save from Daniel Nelson who also shot wide when well placed after a neat series of one-twos, but he was beaten just after the half-hour when schoolboy Ben Nelson got a touch to brother Matthew's pass.
Eugene Magee, Bann's outstanding player, pulled one back from a penalty corner but too many stray passes in the second half disrupted their rhythm.
The game was wrapped up 16 minutes from time when Matthew Nelson got on the end of Andy Williamson's low cross. To round off the evening, Ulster Hockey president Adare Brady presented the trophy to Garvey captain James Corry.
This brings down the curtain on the domestic season but the international programme for men now kicks in.
The Green Machine take on the USA on Friday and Sunday at Pembroke's Serpentine Avenue ground in Dublin as they begin their preparations for the World Series tournament - which is the start of the Tokyo Olympic qualifying phase - in the French coastal town of Le Touquet.
They also have two games against France at Lisnagarvey on June 4 and June 6, with the World Series tournament scheduled from June 15-23.
BANBRIDGE: Luke Roleston, Luke Witherow, Ross Beattie, Alex Tinney, Zach McClelland, Johnny McKee, Peter Brown, Josh Moffett, Jamie Wright, Eugene Magee, David Rae, Hugh McShane, Edward Rowe, Sam Farson, Mark Barlow, Scott Dale, Dylan Cowan
LISNAGARVEY: James Milliken, Mark McNellis, Jonathan Bell, Peter McKibben, Andy Edgar, James Lorimer, James Corry, Jonny Lynch, Matthew Nelson, Daniel Nelson, Ben Nelson, Harry Morris, Richard Arneill, Cole Chambers, Troy Chambers, Andrew Williamson, Frazer Carnduff
Umpires: I Strange, R Johnston