Sunday 17 December 2017

Fastnet forge big cup upset

Dean Goodison

Division 2A high-flyers Fastnet claimed a cracking round two victory over Wexford Albion in the Wexford and District Schoolboys Soccer Under-11 Cup at the weekend.

The Rathangan boys needed penalties to book a place in the last 16 after the game finished one-all.

Forth Celtic 'A' and 'B' both progressed to the third round, the firsts beating New Ross Celtic 'B' while the seconds recorded a superb victory over Rosslare Strand. The other surprise of the round saw Caim of Division 2A send Enniscorthy Town out of the cup.

St. Joseph's had mixed results with the 'A' team making the third round while the 'B' team succumbed to Blackwater. Also advancing were New Ross Town 'A', Gorey Rangers, North End United and Oylegate.

There was plenty of league action too. In Division 1 Bridge Rovers moved up to fourth with a win against All Blacks. Meanwhile, in Division 1A St. Cormac's and Shamrocks Rovers both closed within three points of the summit with solid away wins.

The gap to cup heroes Fastnet closed in Division 2A with Bunclody and Ferns picking up strong wins. In Division 3 Camolin moved to within three points of Oylegate with a win over Newpark while in Division 3A Adamstown and Curracloe joined New Ross Town at the top after picking up victories.

Bree United of Division 2A shocked 1A side Enniscorthy Town in the Under-13 Cup first round. Moyne Rangers also edged through to the second round with a 3-2 win against Adamstown. In the second round there were victories for Forth Celtic, Wexford Albion, Wexford Celtic and Gorey Rangers.

In Division 1 of the league Bridge Rovers leapfrogged St. Leonards with a 2-1 victory in Bogside. St. Joseph's maintained their perfect start to the season with victory against New Ross Town while All Blacks beat Glynn Barntown.

It was a great weekend for away teams in Division 2A where all three won. Newpark beat Glynn Barntown 'B', Rosslare Strand got the better of Gorey Celtic 'B', while Corach dismissed St. Joseph's 'B'. All three are just two points behind leaders Bree United.

St. Leonards caused the upset of the round in the Under-15 Cup when they beat Wexford Albion in round two. Moyne also edged into the quarters with victory over Ferns and North End thumped Enniscorthy. In the first round St. Cormac's went to Campile and came away with a 4-2 win.

Forth Celtic moved up to third in Division 1 with a strong victory over Taghmon. In Division 1A Blackwater moved level with Gorey Rangers 'B' with a 2-1 success away to Cloughbawn.

Rathnure moved to within six points of leaders St. Cormac's with a dismantling of Wexford Celtic in Division 2 while in Division 2A Forth Celtic 'B' moved level with leaders St. Joseph's following an away win at Enniscorthy United. The games continue this week in the even age groups with a healthy mixture of both league and cup action.

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