Wednesday 16 October 2019

Sixth time lucky for Park Hotspur

IT PROVED to be a case of sixth time lucky for Park Hotspur who picked up their first win of the Noel Kehoe Pitch Maintenance Division 1 campaign on Sunday after five failed attempts.

Casey Park was the scene of their success and All Blacks provided the opposition as the Park Lane men cruised to a 3-1 win.

Decky Goodison fired the visitors ahead after 25 minutes as he slotted home from the edge of the penalty area.

Their lead was doubled ten minutes into the second period when Seán Pailing fired home, and the points were all but in the bag when Mark Flood blasted home a magnificent long-range effort.

Adrian Murphy threatened to rain on Hotspur's parade when he pulled a goal back late on for the All Blacks, but the away side hung on to climb to ninth in the table.

Top of the table Kilmore United faced St. Leonards and suffered a 4-3 defeat.

The visitors fell three goals behind inside the opening 20 minutes before Colm Benson pulled one back for United.

The Saints restored their three-goal lead and survived a late scare as Kilmore chopped the deficit down to a goal, but they were unable to find a leveller, meaning Leonards picked up their second win of the campaign.

Seán Ryan (two), Adrian Flynn and Matty Flynn were on target for the fifth-placed side.

Kilmore United's loss presented Bridge Rovers with the chance to go top and they grasped the opportunity with both hands as they edged past New Ross Town 2-1 at The Bogside.

It was also a very enjoyable weekend for Danny O'Reilly of Gorey Celtic.

O'Reilly stole the show for Gorey Celtic as they faced Duncannon, landing all three goals to condemn the seaside club to a 3-2 victory in their own backyard.

Rosslare Rangers also enjoyed a fruitful Sunday. They took on Wexford Celtic in Sinnottstown Lane and collected all three points thanks to a 2-1 win.

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