Coleraine First XI back in the big time

By Damian Mullan


By Damian Mullan


COLERAINE First XI are back in the Premier League of women’s hockey for the first time in 17 years following Friday’s 2-1 play-off defeat of Ballymena.

Second half goals from Helen Tweedie and Amy Symington sealed a momentous win for the Sandel Lodge side who return to the top table after almost two decades away.

The Bannsiders were behind 1-0 at the break in Ballymoney but roared on by their large travelling support overcame their rivals in dramaic fashion as these photos, taken by David McDonald, show.

* Full report in Tuesday's paper.

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