Ferns and Benfica have designs on title

Published 02/04/2016 | 00:00

The race for the women's Premier Division title is hotting up as both contenders, Ferns and Benfica, recorded wins over Killenagh and Coolgreany respectively.

Leona Breen scored the only goal of the game for Ferns as they won 1-0, while Becky Conroy and Lisa Dower were on target for Benfica in their 2-0 win.

East End were in Leinster Cup action and booked their place in the final when overcoming Killeigh Ramblers 2-0, with Lauren Valentine and Rebecca Walsh getting the goals.

Piltown clinched runners-up spot in Division 2A with a 3-1 win over Cloughbawn, while Bree inflicted the first league defeat of the season on Corach Ramblers when they beat them 5-1.

In Division 2B, Courtown Hibs moved back to the top of the table with a 4-0 win away to Ajax Athletic, while Bridge Rovers and Tombrack both won away from home against Seaview and Stoney L.F.C. respectively.

Only seven schoolgirls games survived Saturday's torrential downpour, with Under-12 Cup holders and Premier champions Courtown Hibs bowing out at the quarter-final stage to Divison 1 leaders Seaview United.

Ava White-Keating scored the only goal of a very hard-fought and exciting cup encounter, and the girls from Duncannon and Fethard will now have to be taken as serious contenders for the honours.

Two goals from Chelsea King as well as an own goal and one from Caoimhe Lawlor saw North End also go through to the semi-finals of the cup when they overcame Gorey Rangers 4-1.

Tombrack edged to the top of Under-12 Division 2B when they beat Bridge Rovers 5-1, as their fellow title contenders, Taghmon, were surprisingly beaten 2-1 at home by St. Cormac's, and Adamstown were held to a 4-4 draw in Rosslare Rangers.

Last year's beaten finalists in the Ger Dunne Under-16 Cup, Bunclody, made the long journey to Seaview United and booked their place in the last four courtesy of a 3-1 victory, while in Division 2 goals from Shauna McGovern and Rebecca Connaughton gave Tombrack a 2-0 win over Courtown Hibs in their top of the table clash.

Teams who wish to play midweek games should contact the relevant liaison officer with kick-off times and, remember, once the game is fixed, teams will be expected to fulfil the fixture or will be fined for a walkover.

Wexford People

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