Ferns dump Seaview

Published 30/01/2016 | 00:00

The big game of the day in the women's game on Sunday saw Ferns United and Seaview United clash in the first round of the Wexford Cup.

Last year's beaten finalists, Seaview, made the home side battle all the way before Ferns eventually booked their place in the last 16. Aishling Mullan gave Seaview the lead before Joanne Barcoe levelled for the home side, but Seaview showed they have the potential to become one of the league's top team's when they regained the lead through Catherine Doyle.

However, second-half goals from Joanne Barcoe and Marie McDonald gave the experienced Ferns side victory and a home tie against St. Cormac's.

Corach Ramblers returned to the top of Division 2A with a 3-0 win away to Bunclody, with Sinéad O'Connor and Sara Byrne (two) on target as Ramblers recorded their sixth win of the season. They are odds-on favourites to take the title.

Stoney L.F.C. continued their climb up the Division 2B table with a 4-0 win at home to St. Cormac's thanks to goals from Marcia Sinnott (three) and Dayna Bradley, while Bridge Rovers and Tombrack United made it to half-time before the game was abandoned as the pitch deteriorated. All other games on Sunday were off.

With the withdrawal of teams from the higher divisions in the women's league, the process of promotion and relegation in all the divisions have been amended to build back up the top two divisions.

Only one team will be relegated from the Premier while two will be promoted from Division 1. Only one team will also be relegated from Division 1 while three will be promoted from Division 2A, and four will be promoted from Division 2B with only one being relegated from 2A to 2B.

Kilmore United, New Ross Town, Wexford Youths and Seaview United Yellow all booked their place in the second round of the Under-10 Cup on Saturday.

Kilmore travelled to Tombrack and two late goals gave them a flattering 4-1 win thanks to Niamh Fortune (two), Leah Wall and Erin Murray, with Leanne Walsh on target for Tombrack.

New Ross Town proved too strong for Ballindaggin's young second side and ran out 9-0 winners with goals from Ella Nolan (six), Cira Nolan, Emma Rossiter and Ava O'Leary. Wexford Youths overcame New Ross Celtic 5-3 in a very exciting cup encounter with Alana Lambert (two), Cliona Kearney (two) and Aoife Doran on target for Youths, while Aoife Kielthy (two) and Maeve Bookle replied for Celtic.

All Blacks and Seaview United Yellow also played out a high-scoring thriller before Seaview eventually progressed 4-3, with Cora Foley (two), Sophie Kelly and Eva Donnelly all on target for the winners while Aoibheann Rankin, Ciara Murphy and Jolie Rankin scored for the home team.

Corach Ramblers, Ballindaggin 'A', Forth Celtic and Cloughbawn A.F.C. all made it through in easier than anticipated fashion when their opponents were unable to fulfil their fixtures for various reasons.

Wexford Youths booked their place in the last 16 of the Under-14 Cup with a 7-0 win away to Taghmon United courtesy of goals from Nadine Fortune (three), Grace Roche (two), Ciara Payne and Ciara Boland.

Forth Celtic continue to lead the way in Under-14 Division 2A after a 4-1 win at home to Gorey Rangers with Lauren McLoughlin (three) and Louisa Donnelly on target, while Ciara Wilkinson replied.

Tombrack moved up to second with a 6-1 win at home to Seaview United in a game much closer than the scoreline suggests. Rebecca Conaughton (three), Mia Kelly (two) and Zoe Tobin-Cosgrave were on target for the home side who had trailed 1-0.

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