Ali Haughton snatched a late winner inside the closing two minutes to eventually break YMCA’s stoic resistance on a day when Iain Walker excelled in the face of a barrage. Jonny Bruton’s superb opener had the Y in front in the eighth minute when he drove forward from halfway, using his pace to escape three would-be tacklers before drilling a low reverse through Stephen West. The lead lasted scarcely two minutes as a miscued drag-flick rebounded to Haughton who flicked home from close range.
From there, Three Rock bossed the game but were frustrated as one corner effort was taken off the line while another was blocked by a foot. Garry Ringwood missed the resulting penalty. YM chances were sporadic but Walker looked to have earned his side a point with one brilliant stick save in particular to Shane Madeley’s strike until Rovers’ tenth corner in the dying moments was slipped to the injector to flip into the goal. The result moved Three Rock clear in second while YM dropped out of the top five.
Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.