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Wednesday 18 September 2019

Ferns one win from title

Women's news

Adamstown 0, Ferns United 7: Ferns need one more win to wrap up the women's Premier Division title, but with themselves and closest challengers East End all tied up in cup action over the next few weeks, it could be the end of the month at least before a winner is decided.

In this game they were always in control against Adamstown who still have relegation worries and need at least one win to give themselves a chance of avoiding the drop.

Hayley Nolan (three), Rachel Collier (two), Leona Breen and Liz Evered were all on target.

Seaview United 2, Benfica 0: This win for Seaview has ensured their place in the Premier Division for next season and leaves the Waterford side in a relegation dogfight as they have only one game remaining.

Goals either side of half-time gave the home side their fifth win of the season against a Benfica outfit which pressed hard but found the Seaview defence impossible to break down. Bríd Kehoe and Sandra Foley scored the vital goals.

DIVISION 1 - Castledockrell United 1, Coolgreany Celtic 6: Coolgreany continued on their winning ways when travelling to Castledockrell and coming away comfortable 6-1 winners. Another win will see the north Wexford side being crowned first league champions of the season as early as next week.

New Ross Town 1, Taghmon United 6: Jenny Delaney scored for the home side but it was not enough against Taghmon who are now the only team with a practical chance of catching runaway leaders Coolgreany. Gemma Doran (two), Lisa Marie Doyle (two), Aoife Morrissey and Ailish Sinnott were all on target for the victors.

DIVISION 2A - Courtown Hibs 1, Cloughbawn 'B' 2: With teams ahead of them dropping points, Cloughbawn's seconds have given themselves a chance of catching them after taking all three points from this game in Courtown Hibs.

Laren Ramsey gave the home side the lead but goals from Tina Cullen and Jessica Martin gave the visitors a vital three points.

Corach Ramblers 1, Camolin Celtic 0: The home side kept alive their outside chance of a top two finish when overcoming Camoln Celtic 1-0 in a dogged battle. Geradine Curtis scored the only goal of the game which was played in good spirit between two very evenly-matched sides.

DIVISION 2B - Rosslare Rangers 0, Moyne Rangers 9: Moyne Rangers remained unbeaten and went back to the top of the table when they came away from Rosslare Rangers convincing 9-0 winners.

Nicola Davitt (three), Siobhán Grant-Moorehead (three), April Breen (two) and Ciara Tobin were all on target for a dominant Moyne side.

Fastnet Rovers 5, Tombrack United 4: This was definitely a game of two halves with Rovers racing into a 5-1 first-half lead thanks to goals from Lorraine Breen (two) and Joanne Jordan (three).

However, Tombrack battled back strongly in the second-half and reduced the deficit to the minimum with Lisa Bolger, Rachel Creane, Denise Bolger and Shelley Whelan all scoring, but they could not find that elusive equaliser.

St. Cormac's 2, Ajax Athletic 0: The home side picked up their third win of the season when overcoming Ajax Athletic 2-0 in a close-fought encounter.

Michelle Darcy and Ann Marie Hennessy both scored for the improving St. Cormac's who are steadily pulling away from the bottom of the table.

Seaview United 'B' 6, Cushinstown A.F.C. 1: Seaview's second string are closing in on the top two after this 6-1 win over a Cushinstown side which has hit a poor run of form in recent weeks.

Dani Odham (two), Jane Ryan (two), Aoiobheann Ryan and Ali Staats were all on target for the young home side.

To facilitate several clubs who have players sitting entrance exams on Saturday, February 7, the league officials have decided to go with a set of Under-12 and Under-16 fixtures that weekend and will follow with a set of Under-10, Under-14 and Under-18 on February 14.

This will also help to give some of the Under-12and Under-16 sides who are behind in fixtures an opportunity to catch up.

The Wexford and District Women's and Schoolgirls League are holding a delegate meeting this Thursday, January 29, at 8 p.m. in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy.

Clubs are reminded they are obliged to attend and can be fined for non-attendance. Some cup draws will take place at this meeting.

Wexford People