Monday 17 December 2018

Adamstown are up for the challenge

Women's Premier One: Adamstown 3, North End United 1: Adamstown have moved into a challenging position in the race for the Premier title after this win over North End United, a team finding it difficult to reach the heights they did last season.

Adamstown were the better side for long periods of the game and were rewarded with goals from Jasmine Martin and two from Natasha Martin, while Lynn Marie Grant was on target for North End.

Ferns United 0, Seaview United 0 (abandoned at half-time as mark of respect to Nolan family): These sides were involved in a very evenly-contested battle until half-time when news was relayed that Mrs. Benny Nolan, mother of club Chairman 'Tiny' Nolan, had passed away, and it was agreed by all parties that the game should be abandoned as a mark of respect to the Nolan family.

All in Wexford women's soccer pass on our deepest sympathies to the Nolan family at this sad time.

Women's Division 2A/2B

Fastnet Rovers 1, Tombrack United 2: These sides have had some tough battles over the past three years and this game was no different.

Sarah Merrigan scored to give Tombrack the lead midway through the first-half but, after some sustained pressure, Annie Breen levelled for Fastnet early in the second-half. A Sarah Merrigan penalty on 65 minutes proved to be the winner in what was a very evenly-contested encounter.

St. Leonards 0, Forth Celtic 6: Forth Celtic are looking unstoppable in Division 2A and proved far too strong for a young St. Leonards side.

Sarah Harding-Kenny and Siobhán Doolan scored two each with Emma Clarke and Alannah Anglim also on target in this 6-0 win.

Women's Division 3

Stoney L.F.C. 10, Ajax Athletic 1: An understrength Ajax side had no answer to the ferocious firepower of Stoney who sit top of the table with five wins from five games. Lisa Marie Doyle had her shooting boots on as she scored six, with Claire Whelan, Laura Redmond, Karen Rochford and Marcia Sinnott all adding one each, while Rachel Murphy-Buckley grabbed a consolation for Ajax.

Bridge Rovers 0, Wexford Bohs 3: Wexford Bohs moved up the table when they travelled to Castlebridge and came away 3-0 winners and recorded their third win of the season. Denise Leniston scored two with Caitríona Kelly also getting her name on the scoresheet.

Cushinstown A.F.C. 1, St. Cormac's 3: St. Cormac's kept the pressure on the leaders when they travelled to Cushinstown and came away with all three points.

Rosie Bennett was on target for the home side but two goals from Lorraine O'Connor and one from Noelle Jordan gave the visitors their fourth win of the season.

Wexford People