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Timmy smashes eight

Timmy Cockram set a new goalscoring record in the Ulster Premier League when he scored EIGHT times in Lisnagarvey's 12-1 success over Mossley.

The Irish international was in tremendous form at Hillsborough and his scoring exploits were doubly significant in that they helped him reach the half century of goals this season and also puts the league title firmly within his club's reach.

Garvey are now just six points behind Banbridge who have finished their programme, and would need just a single goal win and a two-goal win in their final two games –home to Kilkeel and away to bottom club Raphoe – to claim the title on goal difference.

Garvey's other marksmen were Daniel Buser, Jason Lynch, Peter MacDonnell and Greg Thompson, with Joel Cathcart scoring for Mossley.

Kilkeel beat Belfast Harlequins 7-1 with Eddie Agnew getting a hat-trick and William Annett a brace, with Johnny Aiken and Mark Stevenson also on the mark while Luke McClelland replied.

Meanwhile, Friends booked a Burney Cup semi-final place when they beat Cookstown High 5-3 to set up an all-Lisburn clash against Wallace High on Wednesday afternoon. The semis will be back to back at Lisnagarvey, with Banbridge Academy and Regent House on first.

Belfast Telegraph