Banbridge Hockey Club are targetting a happy ending to a hard season.
The club have struggled in the new EY IHL but with the final four games coming up in the next three weeks, Head Coach Mark Tumilty is hoping to pick up some momentum to prepare for a bid for play-off success.
They start that run off with a trip to relegation-threatened Cookstown on Saturday (pass-back 2.30pm).
And with the European play-offs awaiting the top four at the end of the season, Tumilty wants this to be the start of a late rally.
“The good thing is that the games are now coming in consecutive weeks,” he said.
“It’s been a bit stop-start this season and that has been a challenge.
“Now with these matches coming up, we want to get the points to guarantee a play-off spot and then take things from there.
“The games won’t be easy though. We have Cookstown and Cork C of I who are fighting at the bottom and then Three Rock and Glenanne who will be targetting a play-off spot.”
Bann will go into the run buoyed by the return of regular goalkeeper Gareth Lennox.