Thursday 17 October 2019

Benfica and Ferns share top spot

Linda Douglas of Wexford Youths Women closes down Clare Kinsella, captain of Peamount United
Linda Douglas of Wexford Youths Women closes down Clare Kinsella, captain of Peamount United

Benfica 3, Ferns United 3: These sides are deadlocked at the top of the Premier Division table and well clear of the remaining teams after they played out a 3-3 draw in Waterford.

In a thriller of a game, Claire Ryan, Therese Leahy and Sharon Brown were on target for the home side while Leona Breen, Liz Evered and Marie McDonald scored for Ferns.

East End United 1, Coolgreany Celtic 0: The home side eventually picked up their first win of the season when they overcame a brave effort by Coolgreany who will feel disappointed not to have picked up at least a point. Leanne Fennelly scored the only goal of a very competitive game.

All Blacks 1, Adamstown 5: Adamstown picked up their second win of the season in Division 1 when they travelled to All Blacks and came away 5-1 winners.

Róisín Furlong scored for the home side but Natasha Martin (three), Leanne Murphy and Brenda Whelan were all on target for divisional favourites Adamstown.

Kilmore United 5, St. Leonards 0: Goals from Katrina Parrock (three), Chloe Troy and Megan Benson gave Kilmore all three points over a young St. Leonards side who were understrength due to injury but still battled bravely against their more experienced opponents.

New Ross Town 1, Curracloe United 9: Curracloe are looking more and more impressive with each outing and proved much too strong for the home side.

Ann Carroll scored for Town but goals from Fiona Bennett (five), Noelene Shanahan (three) and Natasha Byrne gave the visitors all three points.

Piltown 0, Corach Ramblers 1: A goal from Nellie Walsh saw Corach Ramblers come away from Piltown with all three Division 2A points after a very keen encounter.

Bunclody 6, Moyne Rangers 0: Nicole Fortune marked her return to the game after being out for 18 months with injury when grabbing a hat-trick against a very unsettled Moyne side. Louise Carton scored twice with Sinéad Nolan also finding the net.

Bree United 0, Camolin Celtic 0: These sides played out a hard-fought keep them both in touch with the leaders.

Cloughbawn 9, St. Joseph's 4: Cloughbawn moved to the top of the table when they overcame St. Joseph's 9-4 in a high-scoring encounter, with Lisa Marie Doyle (six), Amy Banville (two) and Emma Clarke on target for the home side. Emer O'Leary (two), Aine Roche and Kelsie Reid all scored for St. Joseph's.

Rosslare Rangers 3, Stoney L.F.C. 0: Rangers moved clear at the top of the Division 2B table when goals from Dearbhla Moore, Jill Hamilton and Lauren Barry saw them overcome Stoney to move three points ahead.

Cloughbawn 2, Tombrack United 1: Tombrack dropped their first points of the season when going down 2-1 to Cloughbawn's second team.

Sinéad Ryan was on target for the visitors but goals from Jessica Martin and Kate Cullen gave the home side their second win of the season.

St. Cormac's 3, Fastnet Rovers 3: These sides played out a six-goal thriller before having to settle for a point each. Kellie McLoughlin, Lorraine O'Connor and Catríona Roban were all on target for the saints while Amy Cleary (two) and Joanne Jordan replied for Rovers.

Courtown Hibs 2, Ajax Athletic 0: Hibs remain in touch with the leaders after they overcame Ajax Athletic 2-0 thanks to two goals from Lauren Nolan.

Cushinstown 1, Seaview United 'B' 1: These sides played out a draw with Jenny Wall on target for the home side while Aoife Roche scored for Seaview.

Ballindaggin and Courtown Hibs both recorded their second wins of the season when they overcame Campile United and Kilmore United respectively in the Under-12 Premier Division.

Tamara Kelly (three), Jessica O'Donovan and Niamh Doyle were all on target for Ballindaggin as they overcame Campile 5-0. Hibs also scored five as they beat Kilmore with goals from Alex Lynch (three), Holly Tobin and Sasha Greene, while Kennedy Cullen was on target for the visitors.

Curracloe picked up their second win in Under-12 Division 1 when they beat New Ross Town 6-3 with Grace Harding-Kenny (three), Rebecca Fanning (two) and Nicola Cullen finding the net, while Emma Rossiter, Ella Nolan and Zara Thomas replied for Town.

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