HOCKEY: Penalty pain for Banbridge in Holland

Matthew Allister. Pic by PressEye Ltd.
Matthew Allister. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Banbridge’s debut appearance in the last 16 of the Euro Hockey League ended in penalty shoot-out pain against Racing Club de France.

The French champions took the lead across the first half before Matthew Allister kept the clash alive by turning home a Jonny McKee delivery.

However, success on a 3-0 scoreline in the shoot-out left Racing celebrating in Holland.

Lisnagarvey now target a place as the first club from Ireland to reach the last eight by tackling Spain’s Atletic Terrassa in Eindhoven on Saturday.