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Thursday 22 August 2019

Cloughbawn one win away from under-11 crown

Clughbawn moved a win away for the Wexford and District Schoolboys Soccer Under-11 Division 3 title with a 5-0 win at Ballymurn Celtic on Saturday. That victory coupled with Ferns' 1-1 draw with Tombrack means the Clonroche side will wrap up the title if they three points in two weeks' time.

That scenario is getting closer for Wexford Celtic too in Division 1 as they beat St. Joseph's 2-0 to move twelve points clear of only real challenges Wexford Albion. Their town rivals for the title also won on Saturday, seeing off Moyne 4-1, while Bridge Rovers had a good win against St. Leonards.

Forth Celtic closed the gap in Division 1A to just a point following their 7-0 win over Courtown. Joint leaders New Ross Celtic and All Blacks drew, leaving the Murrintown side in pole position, if they win their game in hand, to push up to the summit.

New Ross Town made the most of Glynn Barntown's inactivity in Division 2 to move level on top of the table. Gorey beat Shamrock Rovers to keep their own hopes alive while there was also a win for Adamstown.

In Division 2A Fethard beat Campile in the local battle of the leaders, and the result means that the seasiders are going to be very difficult to catch. In Division 3A the top two of Oylegate and Killenagh Wanderers both won again. They stay tied with three games left with one of them certain to take the trophy.

North End would have put one hand on the Under-13 Division 1 trophy had they beaten Forth Celtic at the weekend, but the Murrintown boys fought hard for a 0-0 draw.

Gorey Rangers kept their own hopes alive with a 3-0 success in Campile.

Meanwhile, in Division 1A Blackwater joined St. Leonards at the summit with a 3-1 against Duncannon.

St. Joseph's narrow 2-1 win over St. Cormac's has left them in the lead of Division 2 after Ballymurn Celtic suffered a shock loss at Shamrock Rovers.

Bree (see above) and Adamstown remain in contention also after both picked up three points on Saturday.

Division 2A looks set to be a two-horse race between Gorey Celtic and Bridge Rovers after both won while third-placed New Ross Town lost.

Elsewhere, Division 3 is also destined to be between two teams after wins for Glynn Barntown and Camolin separated them from the pack.

The dramatic Under-15 Division 2 league became a little clearer at the weekend with another win for Duncannon, this time against Shamrock Rovers, sending them two points clear at the top.

St. Leonards moved up to second with a 5-1 against Bridge Rovers but Wexford Albion may be the team to keep an eye on, as they edged Gorey Rangers 'B' 2-0 and are just four points back.

Finally, Division 3 is also up for grabs and St. Joseph's staked their claim with a 1-0 win at home to Campile.

Killenagh Wanderers are also right in the hunt following their 3-0 victory against New Ross Town.

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