Wallace edge 11 goal thriller to reach Burney final

Wallace will again play in the season-ending Burney Cup final. Pic: Rowland White / Presseye.
Wallace will again play in the season-ending Burney Cup final. Pic: Rowland White / Presseye.

Wallace High School’s sporting prowess came to fore again on Wednesday afternoon as their Boys’ Hockey team forged their way through to the Burney Cup final, just.

They edged out Regent House 6-5 in a breath-taking semi-final at Comber Road.

Wallace got off to a stunning start, 2-0 up within the opening 12 minutes, skipper Sean Murray netting the first.

Regent’s Ryan Millar pulled a goal back but Wallace raced straight back up the pitch and Matthew Nelson scored to restore the two-goal advantage.

Murray turned provider for Wallace’s fifth as they looked to put the game beyond all doubt when Andrew O’Hare deflected in.

However, Regent proved they have a lot of battle, roaring back with two goals to make it 5-3 with 20 minutes remaining.

Ryan Getty struck to make it 6-3 with 11 minutes left on the clock but even then, Wallace couldn’t relax.

Peter McKibbin grabbed Regent’s fourth before Josh Gilmore completed his hat-trick to reduce the deficit to just one still with four minutes to play.

However, Wallace saw out those final nervy moments to continue their defence of the historic trophy.