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Geordies' revenge; Corinthians round off memorable season

St George’s won the big match in the first round of the Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation Hospital Cup.

They gained revenge for their defeat in last year’s final by beating holders Old Boys 2-0 at Glencrutchery Road, courtesy of goals from Sean Quaye and Sam Caine.

In the other first round ties, Union Mills edged past Division Two champions Marown 2-1, thanks to goals from Chris Kelly and Jamie Johnston.

Kevin Druggan’s equaliser for Marown had threatened to take the tie into extra-time.

Extra-time and penalties were needed at Tromode where Gymns were pushed hard by Foxdale before triumphing 3-1 on spot-kicks this after the sides were level at 1-1 after 120 minutes.

In the sole quarter-final to be played, two goals inside the first 12 minutes from Daniel Pickering and Ashley Webster fired Peel to a 2-1 success over Corinthians.

Louis Thornton pulled one back for the Whites who also missed a late penalty and finished the match with 10 men.

In women’s football, Corinthians were presented with the Warehouse Fitness Limited league trophy after defeating Colby 13-0 in their final match of the season.

The Whites went on the rampage with hat-tricks from Melissa Bell and Lisa Costain, doubles from Emma Davenport, Anna Dillon, substitute Kiera Morgan and one from Leonie Roberts.

It was Corinthians’ fifth league title in six years.

Football results for Sunday, April 26

Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation Hospital Cup first round

Gymns 1-1 Foxdale (after extra-time) Gymns won 3-1 on penalties

St George’s 2-0 DHSOB

Union Mills 2-1 Marown

Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation Hospital Cup quarter-final

Peel 2-1 Corinthians

Warehouse Fitness League

Corinthians 13-0 Colby

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