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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Hotspur have to play waiting game

PARK HOTSPUR must now sit and play a gruelling waiting game.

A 1-0 defeat inflicted upon them by Bridge Rovers signalled the end of the Park Lane boys' league schedule. But their season is not quite over as they currently occupy top spot in Division One and they must now hope that New Ross Town and Moyne Rangers slip up if they are to get their hands on the title for the Wexford League's second tier.

New Ross Town have Damien Rossiter to thank for keeping their title charge on track. He struck the only goal of the game midway through the first half of their clash with Gorey Celtic.

The Good Counsel College club now face two clashes against Wexford Celtic and four points from that doubleheader will see them promoted to the Premier Division.

They may well have grander ambitions than that though but a potential title rests on the shoulders of Moyne Rangers, the side whose hands the title race is in.

The Enniscorthy club have five games remaining and victories in all five would see them lift the title.

But they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Gorey Celtic last Wednesday evening so the evidence would suggest this race is far from over.

That point edged Celtic closer to safety. They presently share the relegation zone with already-doomed All Blacks and Duncannon but they now trail Kilmore United by just a single point.

Wexford Celtic could also be dragged into the mire. The gap between themselves and Gorey Celtic stands at three points following a relatively successful week for the Sinnottstown Lane club.

Wednesday evening saw them tie 0-0 with basement side Duncannon and then on Sunday a 2-2 draw away to Rosslare Rangers helped them to accrue their 26th point of the campaign.

All Blacks were also in action this week when they hosted St. Leonard's. The Saints eased their relegation worries thanks to a 1-2 victory.

Bob Molloy and David Cadogan did the damage for the visitors in Casey Park.

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