Good day for favourites

Published 23/01/2016 | 00:00

All of the favourites recorded wins in the Premier One Shield, with East End United, Ferns United, Kilmore United and Benfica all keeping their chances of reaching the semi-finals alive.

In the Wexford Cup, Piltown overcame Corach 1-0 in a thrilling cup tie, with St. Cormac's causing an upset by overcoming Courtown Hibs while Bree came away from Cloughbawn 1-0 winners over the home side's second eleven.

Camolin Celtic progressed to the last 16 when they made the long journey to Rosslare Rangers and came away 4-0 winners.

Gemma Kehoe's clinical finishing was the main difference as she scored a hat-trick while Siofra Doyle also hit the target.

Seaview moved into a safe mid-table position in the Premier Division with a 3-0 win over Killenagh, while Cloughbawn's first team moved to the top of Division 2A with a 4-3 win over a much-improved Bunclody A.F.C.

Fastnet moved up to third in Division 2B when they came away from Tombrack 2-0 winners with goals from Amy Cleary and Shirley O'Neill.

With the withdrawal of teams from the higher divisions in the women's league, the process of promotion and relegation has been amended.

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 one relegated from 2A to 2B.

Only two schoolgirls' games fell by the wayside due to frozen pitches as the league rolled back into action after almost two months.

The Under-12 Cup saw holders Courtown Hibs make the long journey to Rosslare Strand and book their place in the second round with a 4-0 win, with Holly Tobin and Alex Lynch scoring two each.

Wexford Youths caused one of the major upsets of the season when they travelled to Premier leaders Ballindaggin and knocked them out 1-0 thanks to a goal from Emer Halpin. New Ross Town also caused a minor upset when knocking out Cloughbawn by a goal, while All Blacks overcame Tombrack United 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller. North End United travelled to Adamstown and came away 5-3 winners after extra-time.

Cloughbawn still sit top of the Under-16 Premier Division after a 3-1 win over North End United, while Bunclody lead Division 1 after getting a walkover from New Ross Town.

Tombrack opened the gap at the top of Division 2 when two Shannon McGovern goals saw them come away from second-placed All Blacks as 2-1 winners.

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