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Wallace High School's Jonny Lynch celebrates his goal in the Burney Cup semi-final. Pic by Peter Morrison

Wallace High School's Jonny Lynch celebrates his goal in the Burney Cup semi-final. Pic by Peter Morrison

 Wallace High School's Thomas Cherry, right, and Zach Benson react after defeating  Banbridge Academy during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Wallace High School's Thomas Cherry, right, and Zach Benson react after defeating Banbridge Academy during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

 Wallace High School team that defeated  Banbridge Academy during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Wallace High School team that defeated Banbridge Academy during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Banbridge Academy's Lewis Bingham.

Banbridge Academy's Lewis Bingham.

Wallace High School's Jonny Lynch, right, in action against Banbridge Academy's Christopher Curry  during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Wallace High School's Jonny Lynch, right, in action against Banbridge Academy's Christopher Curry during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

 Wallace High School's Thomas Cherry, and Zach Benson react after defeating  Banbridge Academy during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Wallace High School's Thomas Cherry, and Zach Benson react after defeating Banbridge Academy during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

 Wallace High School players after defeating  Banbridge Academy during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Wallace High School players after defeating Banbridge Academy during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

 Wallace High School's Troy Chambers, centre, in action against Banbridge Academy during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Wallace High School's Troy Chambers, centre, in action against Banbridge Academy during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

 Wallace High School's Troy Chambers in action against Banbridge Academy during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Wallace High School's Troy Chambers in action against Banbridge Academy during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

 Wallace High School's Troy Chambers, left, in action against Banbridge Academy's Lewis Bingham during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Wallace High School's Troy Chambers, left, in action against Banbridge Academy's Lewis Bingham during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

 Banbridge Academy's Edward Rowe, left, in action against Wallace High School's Oliver Patterson during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Banbridge Academy's Edward Rowe, left, in action against Wallace High School's Oliver Patterson during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

 Wallace High School's Jonny Lynch and Ben Clarke celebrate after scoring against Banbridge Academy  during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Wallace High School's Jonny Lynch and Ben Clarke celebrate after scoring against Banbridge Academy during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

 Wallace High School's Jonny Lynch reacts after scoring against Banbridge Academy during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Wallace High School's Jonny Lynch reacts after scoring against Banbridge Academy during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

 Banbridge Academy's Mark Barlow, left, in action against Wallace High School's Jonny Lynch during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Banbridge Academy's Mark Barlow, left, in action against Wallace High School's Jonny Lynch during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

 Banbridge Academy's Philip Campbell, centre, celebrates after scoring against Wallace High School during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Banbridge Academy's Philip Campbell, centre, celebrates after scoring against Wallace High School during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

 Banbridge Academy's Philip Campbell, centre, celebrates after scoring against Wallace High School during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Banbridge Academy's Philip Campbell, centre, celebrates after scoring against Wallace High School during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

 Banbridge Academy's Philip Campbell, centre, celebrates after scoring against Wallace High School during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Banbridge Academy's Philip Campbell, centre, celebrates after scoring against Wallace High School during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

 Banbridge Academy's Philip Campbell, right, celebrates after scoring against Wallace High School during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Banbridge Academy's Philip Campbell, right, celebrates after scoring against Wallace High School during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Wallace High School's Oliver Patterson, left, in action against Banbridge Academy's Lewis Bingham  during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Wallace High School's Oliver Patterson, left, in action against Banbridge Academy's Lewis Bingham during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Wallace High School's Zach Benson, left, in action against Banbridge Academy's Edward Rowe  during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Wallace High School's Zach Benson, left, in action against Banbridge Academy's Edward Rowe during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Wallace High School's Zach Benson, left, in action against Banbridge Academy's Edward Rowe  during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Wallace High School's Zach Benson, left, in action against Banbridge Academy's Edward Rowe during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Sullivan Uppers Harry Yarr, left, reacts with team mates Conor Matthews and Patrick rose after scoring against Methodist college during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals at Lisnagarvey Pic by Peter Morrison

Sullivan Uppers Harry Yarr, left, reacts with team mates Conor Matthews and Patrick rose after scoring against Methodist college during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals at Lisnagarvey Pic by Peter Morrison

Methodist College's Matthew Campton and Sullivan Uppers Harry Yarr, right, during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Methodist College's Matthew Campton and Sullivan Uppers Harry Yarr, right, during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Sullivan Upper hockey team that defeated  Methodist college during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals at Lisnagarvey Pic by Peter Morrison

Sullivan Upper hockey team that defeated Methodist college during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals at Lisnagarvey Pic by Peter Morrison

Sullivan Upper hockey team that defeated  Methodist college during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals at Lisnagarvey Pic by Peter Morrison

Sullivan Upper hockey team that defeated Methodist college during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals at Lisnagarvey Pic by Peter Morrison

Sullivan Uppers Matthew Morris, left, in action  against Methodist college's Rafay Yousaf during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals at Lisnagarvey Pic by Peter Morrison

Sullivan Uppers Matthew Morris, left, in action against Methodist college's Rafay Yousaf during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals at Lisnagarvey Pic by Peter Morrison

Sullivan Uppers Harry Yarr, centre, reacts with team mates Conor Matthews and Matthew Willis after scoring against Methodist college during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals at Lisnagarvey Pic by Peter Morrison

Sullivan Uppers Harry Yarr, centre, reacts with team mates Conor Matthews and Matthew Willis after scoring against Methodist college during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals at Lisnagarvey Pic by Peter Morrison

Sullivan Upper's Matthew Willis (right) was on the score-sheet during a convincing win over Methody

Sullivan Upper's Matthew Willis (right) was on the score-sheet during a convincing win over Methody

Peter Morrison

Sullivan Uppers Sam Anderson,left, and Methodist college's Ciaran Gough, right, during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals at Lisnagarvey Pic by Peter Morrison

Sullivan Uppers Sam Anderson,left, and Methodist college's Ciaran Gough, right, during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals at Lisnagarvey Pic by Peter Morrison

Sullivan Uppers Matthew Willis, left, in action against Methodist college during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals at Lisnagarvey Pic by Peter Morrison

Sullivan Uppers Matthew Willis, left, in action against Methodist college during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals at Lisnagarvey Pic by Peter Morrison

Sullivan Uppers  Jack McNeill , left, and Methodist college's Domingos Ferreira, right, during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals at Lisnagarvey Pic by Peter Morrison

Sullivan Uppers Jack McNeill , left, and Methodist college's Domingos Ferreira, right, during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals at Lisnagarvey Pic by Peter Morrison

Sullivan Uppers Patrick Rose, left, and Methodist college's James Clark, right, during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals at Lisnagarvey Pic by Peter Morrison

Sullivan Uppers Patrick Rose, left, and Methodist college's James Clark, right, during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals at Lisnagarvey Pic by Peter Morrison

Methodist College's Matthew Crampton and Sullivan Uppers Harry Yarr, right, during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Methodist College's Matthew Crampton and Sullivan Uppers Harry Yarr, right, during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Methodist College's Matthew Crampton and Sullivan Uppers Harry Yarr, right, during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

Methodist College's Matthew Crampton and Sullivan Uppers Harry Yarr, right, during their Burney Cup Semi-Finals. Pic by Peter Morrison

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Wallace High School's Jonny Lynch celebrates his goal in the Burney Cup semi-final. Pic by Peter Morrison

Sullivan Upper will face Wallace High School in this year's Burney Cup final in a repeat of the 2017 decider.

Both sides scored four goals during convincing semi-final performances at Comber Road on Wednesday afternoon.

Sullivan secured the win as they dominated Methody in the first semi-final before Wallace goalkeeper Ben Cooke delivered a leading performance to secure his side's place in the final with a win over Banbridge Academy.

Wallace and Sullivan last went head to head in December when the Lisburn School won the McCullough Cup on penalties.

The 2019 John Minnis Estate Agents Burney Cup final will be played at Playball, Stormont, on Thursday, March 28 with pass-back at 7.30pm.

Sullivan Upper 4-0 Methody

Sullivan are through to their fourth successive Burney Cup final thanks to a 4-0 victory over Methody.

Isaac Hart's goal had the 2018 runners-up ahead at the break before Matthew Willis, Matthew Morris and Harry Yarr struck during a decisive second half.

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For the opener, Hart profitted from good play by Tom McClintock on the right wing, turning in a low cross.

Methody got stronger as the half went on but few chances were carved out, the Belfast side's only penalty corner of the opening period fired wide by Matthew Campton.

Their task was made all the harder less than two minutes into the second period as Matthew Willis doubled Sullivan's lead, eventually firing home after Methody keeper Hamza Tareen had done well to save the initial effort from a penalty corner.

As Methody forced two PCs of their own in quick succession, Sullivan stopper Frazer Todd did well to hold out Patrick Jack with a strong right hand.

Sullivan made the most of that by racing up the pitch to end the game as a contest, Matthew Morris this time bagging a deserved goal as he deflected in Paddy Crookshanks' shot from another penalty corner.

The fourth was harsh on Methody but was further evidence of Sullivan's ruthless class as Harry Yarr was the beneficiary of great work by Patrick Rose, who went on a powerful run down the right and delivered a pinpoint cross.

The game was summed up in the closing minutes when Methody were awarded a penalty stroke but Sullivan keeper Todd continued his heroics by making the stop.

Wallace High School 4-1 Banbridge Academy

Wallace High School saw off old rivals Banbridge Academy with an impressive performance.

Troy Cambers scored either side of captain Jonny Lynch's effort before Thomas Cherry topped off the win while Bann came up against an inspired Wallace goalkeeper in Ben Cooke, who saved three second half penalty corners and a stroke.

Wallace started and ended the first half strongly. Troy Chambers opened the scores with an early penalty corner but it was Bann keeper Scott Dale who came out on top of the next two PCs, making two strong saves.

That allowed Philip Campbell to equalise and spark Bann's strongest spell of the half when he stretched his stick high to get the telling touch as Eddie Rowe's reverse effort from a penalty corner flicked up into the air.

Wallace, however, got back on top towards the end of the half and a penalty corner variation paid off as captain Jonny Lynch smashed home for 2-1.

Ben Cooke's first PC save of the second half paved the way for Chambers' second goal of the match - another fine finish into the top corner.

Two more big PC saves and a stop from a stroke cemented Cooke's place as Man of the Match before Thomas Cherry added the icing on the cake, sweeping home the fourth goal.


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