Thursday 23 November 2017

Cups continue for young 'uns

Lee Ross (St. Leonards) and Ross Celtic's Seán Cummins in Under-9 action on Saturday morning
Lee Ross (St. Leonards) and Ross Celtic's Seán Cummins in Under-9 action on Saturday morning

For a second week in a row, the Wexford and District Schoolboys League slotted in an almost complete fixture list as the rain stayed away just enough to complete most of the games in the 'odd age' cup competitions.

Fifteen games were played in the Under-11 Cup and three teams managed to get the better of opposition in higher divisions. Corach Ramblers of Division 2A were the big winners, leaping two divisions higher to knock out Duncannon in a 5-3 thriller.

Elsewhere, Gorey Celtic swept past Division 1 side All Blacks to move into round two, while Curracloe of Division 2A raced up a level to brush past A.F.C. Legia. Just one game went to penalties, with St. Cormac's booking their place in the third round by edging past Bunclody.

The only other second round game saw Shamrock Rovers move past Curracloe 'B' with a 4-2 home win. The tie of the weekend was undoubtedly the clash of Rosslare Rangers and Camolin that the seasiders won 9-6.

Big first round wins were also forged by New Ross Celtic, Blackwater, Forth Celtic 'B', New Ross Town, Gorey Rangers, Forth Celtic 'A' and Ballymurn.

Moyne defeated Shelburne 3-0 while the tightest game of the round saw Caim creep past Cushinstown 1-0.

Six games were played in the Under-13 Cup first round, along with two in the second round. It was a great day for Division 2 teams as two of them knocked out Division 1 opposition.

In round one, New Ross Town hosted St. Leonards and edged a gripping game by the odd goal in seven. St. Joseph's were the other side dispatching Division 1 opposition in round two as they sent Bridge Rovers out of the cup.

The other second round game saw Duncannon prove too strong for Newpark.

The pick of the games in round one came at the Racecourse where Glynn Barntown scored three times but still fell to Wexford Albion.

In what was a disappointing day for the club's Under-13s, Glynn Barntown 'B' also exited the cup at the hands of a classy Forth Celtic side. In the other ties, Gorey Celtic advanced past Corach Ramblers, Wexford Celtic beat Rosslare Strand and St. Cormac's dismissed New Ross Celtic.

Eight games were also played in the Under-15 Cup. The big surprise came in one of the six first round games as New Ross Celtic of Division 2 went to Cloughbawn in Division 1A and came away with a solid victory.

North End easily saw off Wexford Celtic in the town derby in Wexford, while Enniscorthy Town won the Enniscorthy derby against United in a 4-3 thriller.

Camolin Celtic made light work of Forth Celtic 'B' while St. Leonards beat Blackwater 3-2.

Moyne edged Shamrock Rovers 1-0 in the other Enniscorthy derby to finish out the first round ties. In round two, St. Joseph's made the trip to Corach and came away with the win, and Forth Celtic 'A' advanced to the quarter-finals with victory over Rathnure.

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