Down seconds first game in Junior 6 will be remembered for all the right reasons.

The Malone Park club relegated its second eleven to the lowest league in Ulster men's hockey at the start of the season as part of a rebuilding exercise and to blood young players.

But it was the oldest man on the park last Saturday who stole the show with two goals, one of which was a brilliant effort and one he would have been particularly proud of during his hey day.

The experienced Trevor Lennon showed the youngsters just what to do once they get into the penalty area with a blistering finish. The big man controlled the ball in an instant before launching a missile towards goal.

Ironically, things started badly for the home side last Saturday when the visitors took the lead in the sixth minute when an unmarked forward scored past stand-in 'keeper Gary Tate.

The home side quickly got into its stride and equalised a few minutes later through Jeremy McCready who lifted the ball over the advancing 'keeper.

Gary Brown and Mark Graham combined on the left to create a chance for McCready who scored his second of the day to give Down a 2-1 lead.

The goals really started to flow at this stage and McCready then turned provider to create that stunning goal scored by Lennon to make it  3-1.  And the big man's celebrations had hardly died down when he scored again to give his side an unassailable 4-1 lead.

McCready then completed his hat-trick when he beat the 'keeper from a short corner to leave the home side leading 5-1 at the break.

The second half was always going to be pedestrian and Graham weighed in with a double to make it a magnificent seven, while South Antrim scored their second goal of the game in the closing stages.