Monday 16 September 2019

Behan bags double for Gorey Rangers

Gorey Rangers edge out Campile to stay top

Premier Division

Gorey Rangers sit on top of the Premier Division tree at Christmas after overcoming battling bottom side Campile United 2-1 on Sunday.

Eric Behan was the match winner for the pacesetters as he bagged both goals for the north county men.

Moyne Rangers are hot on their heels in second spot as they saw off New Ross Celtic 4-1. Seán Kenny, James Peare (two) and Rory O'Connor got the goals for the Enniscorthy outfit.

Red-hot Adam Beary hit Kilmore United for six as North End ran out emphatic 8-0 winners in a repeat of last season's Wexford Cup final.

Beary had a hat-trick to his name inside 12 minutes and Jason Murphy then got in on the act by grabbing the fourth goal for the Sky Blues.

North End finished the game strongly with four goals in the last 15 minutes and Beary was again the tormentor in chief.

The striker added another three goals to his tally, while Kyle Dempsey also hit the back of the net for the town side.

Shamrock Rovers were dealt a blow to their hopes of retaining their title when they were beaten 2-1 by Rosslare Rangers.

Mark Furlong gave Rangers the advantage on the hour mark but James Carty grabbed the equaliser for the Enniscorthy outfit with 15 minutes remaining.

However, the hosts had the final say with Emmet Byrne scoring a dramatic injury time winner.

Gorey Celtic and Courtown Hibs shared the spoils after a real thriller in Mullaunfin.

Hibs raced into a 2-0 advantage inside 20 minutes, but Gorey Celtic fought back to take the lead before the visitors levelled it at 3-3.

Dean McCann, Ross O'Connor and Paul Brennan got the goals for Gorey Celtic, with Glen Hughes, Jack O'Brien and Eugene O'Brien replying for Hibs.

Wexford People