Joey's do damage

First defeat of U-12 season for Celtic

Published 19/03/2016 | 00:00

Jacob Cunningham of Rosslare Rangers taking on the Fethard Rangers defence in their Under-12 Division clash which Fethard won 5-2
Jacob Cunningham of Rosslare Rangers taking on the Fethard Rangers defence in their Under-12 Division clash which Fethard won 5-2
Ryan Walsh (Rosslare Rangers) and Cillian Byrne (Fethard Rangers) in action in their Under-12 encounter
Danny Howlin of Rosslare Rangers is challenged by Ultan Molloy (Fethard Rangers) in their Division 2 game, won 5-2 by Fethard

St. Joseph's inflicted a first defeat of the campaign on last season's champions, Wexford Celtic, to move top of Under-12 Division 1 in the Wexford and District Schoolboys Soccer League on Saturday. The Sinnottstown Lane side had it all their own way last season but now have a battle on their hands with eight league games remaining.

Elsewhere, All Blacks stayed in contention with a win away to Gorey Rangers, and last year's runners-up, Wexford Albion, got their first three points of the season against Bridge Rovers. In the only Under-12 Cup game of the weekend, Forth Celtic had a penalties win over New Ross Town.

In Division 1A, league leaders St. Leonards have a six-point advantage at the top after victory over Duncannon. Glynn Barntown kept up the challenge with a win away to North End United, while New Ross Celtic's bid for the title stuttered with a draw against Moyne.

Fethard Rangers are a perfect seven from seven in Division 2 after beating Rosslare Rangers. Second-placed Shamrock Rovers' game with St. Cormac's was postponed while Campile also won.

The top of the table clash in Division 2A saw Cloughbawn beat Ferns and move eight points clear, while Bunclody and Shelburne also picked up home wins.

A win for Oylegate in Division 3 saw them move three points clear of Kilmore who lost to Killenagh. Elsewhere, Forth Celtic 'B' and Tombrack also picked up the points.

In Division 3A, Ballymurn Celtic are nine points clear after victory. Camolin Celtic also won while Gorey Celtic and Glynn Barntown 'B' drew after a tight encounter.

North End, unbeaten in the Under-14 league Division 1, were sent tumbling out of the cup by Camolin. Gorey Rangers took the chance to go top but were only able to do it with a draw against Moyne Rangers, while Forth Celtic beat Blackwater. Wexford Albion were the only winners in Division 1A, meaning they moved to the summit.

Ballymurn and Bridge Rovers both picked up wins in Division 2, meaning three points separates them at the top, Adamstown also took full points against Duncannon. In Division 2A, Glynn Barntown beat Curracloe to pull ahead of them, while St. Cormac's kept pace with a victory.

It was a bad day for the top two in Division 3. Leaders Shelburne lost 2-0 to Kilmore but Enniscorthy Town couldn't take full advantage as they were held by Tombrack. In Division 3A, Rathnure beat Bunclody to move level with Ferns at the summit.

North End United and Moyne share top spot in Division 1 of the Under-16 league after both claimed home wins at the weekend. Gorey Rangers won their first game of the season away to Ferns.

Leaders Shelburne were idle in Division 2, meaning Shamrock Rovers had the opportunity to join them at the top but they failed to do so, drawing 4-4 at St. Joseph's. There were wins for Wexford Celtic and Taghmon,

Finally, in Division 3 Bridge Rovers suffered their first defeat of the season against Gorey Celtic. Camolin won to keep their title push alive while Wexford Albion 'B' picked up an impressive victory at Kilmore.

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