Reds handed title lifeline

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COOKSTOWN were handed a Keightley Cup lifeline on Saturday as Annadale stunned Lisnagarvey at Lough Moss. The hosts ran out 4-2 winners over the league favourites.

However, Cookstown needed to pick up all three points on Saturday at home to Banbridge and they produced a clinical performance to win 3-1.

The Reds have two games remaining in their league campaign. They travelled to the rapidly improving Annadale last night and only a win would keep their title hopes intact.

If they were victorious at Lough Moss then a win over North Down at Coolnafranky on Saturday would secure the title.

North Down have already been relegated and the Reds will go into the tie as heavy favourites.

Cookstown are also still involved in the Irish Hockey League. They return to action in the IHL on Saturday 14th April with a long trip to Cork Harlequins. The Reds conclude their IHL campaign with a trip to face Instonians in Belfast. Cookstown currently sit top of Pool A and will be hoping to advance to the knockout stages.