Loreto 2 Armagh 1, ISC Round 2
Loreto both picked up a home tie in the quarter-final draw of the ESB Irish Senior Cup thanks to a 2-1 victory over Armagh at home yesterday. Niamh Small was on target for the second time in a week, shooting home following a pitch-length move instigated by Nikki Symmons and included contributions from Nicci Daly, Aisling Campion and Nikki Keegan.
Ali Meeke had given Loreto the lead with an excellent, knee-high touch to round out Nicci Daly’s incredible left-wing run and reverse-stick cross but Armagh were level inside two minutes courtesy of Jackie Orr.
ESB Irish Senior Cup Round 2 results
Hermes 1 (Jenny Burke) Railway Union 2 (Cecelia Joyce, Emma Smyth); Pembroke Wanderers 2 (Shona Doyle, Hilda Maguire) Glenanne 1 (Audrey McCormack); Loreto 2 (Ali Meeke, Niamh Small) Armagh 1 (Jackie Orr) after golden goal extra-time; Ards 2 (Katie Fraser 2) UCC 1 (Julia O’Halloran); Cork Harelquins 2 (Cliodhna Sargent, Karen Bateman) Old Alex 1 (Danielle Costigan); Pegasus 4 (Michelle Harvey, Shelley Sloan, Suzanne Beaney, Clare McMahon) Randalstown 2 (Vanessa Surgeoner, Jane McGrillen); Bray 0 UCD 1 (Kerry McComish) after golden goal extra-time; Lisnagarvey 1 (Jane Clarke) Ballymoney 2 (Lynsey McVicker, Rachel Lightbody)
ESB Irish Senior Cup
Saturday, November 28 – quarter-finals
Loreto vs Pembroke Wanderers; UCD vs Cork Harlequins; Ballymoney vs Pegasus; Ards vs Railway Union