Friday 24 November 2017

Forth Celtic win vital U-11 clash

Weekend action a washout

Despite the weekend action being a washout, several midweek matches were played as teams remain in competition for titles in the Wexford and District Schoolboys Soccer League.

The big clash in Under-11 Division 1 saw Forth Celtic beat All Blacks in style to move joint top with St. Joseph's with a game in hand.

Elsewhere, Gorey Rangers kept their hopes of a league title alive with a 6-2 win at home to Wexford Celtic. The north county club are just three points behind the top two but can't afford any more slip-ups if they are to snatch the crown come season's end.

Moyne Rangers did serious damage to North End United's hopes of passing New Ross Town in Division 1A after travelling down to Wexford and coming away with the three points.

United remain two points behind the leaders but have played two games more.

Corach Ramblers picked up their second win of the season in Division 2A on Tuesday evening when they edged out Cloughbawn 3-2. They are just a point behind Curracloe in fifth place now as they attempt to move up the table.

While their 'A' sides were clashing in Division 1, the 'B' teams of Gorey Rangers and Wexford Celtic met in Division 3 to see who could add three points to their tally. Rangers came out on top 3-1 and are now six points ahead of Celtic in their battle to avoid the wooden spoon.

Fresh off their big win against Wexford Celtic, St. Joseph's stretched their lead in Under-12 Division 1 with a hard-fought 2-0 win away to Bridge Rovers last week. The Kilmuckridge boys now lead Celtic by four points but their rivals do have a game in hand.

Gorey Celtic have joined St. Leonards at the top of the Division 1A table with a 5-0 win against North End.

Glynn Barntown have two games in hand and are six points back, meaning there's a long way to go before a winner emerges in that division.

Cloughbawn got two games played in Division 2A but they did drop their first points of the season. A 5-2 win over Corach and 4-4 draw with Curracloe means they head the table by eight points from Ferns, but Bunclody are right in the mix with games in hand.

In the third Corach and Cloughbawn clash last week, Ramblers edged out their rivals 1-0 in Under-13 Division 2A to move four points clear of Bree United at the summit. Bree do have three games in hand.

Forth Celtic moved to within two points of Gorey Rangers in Under-14 Division 1 with a 2-0 win against Blackwater last week. Meanwhile, Camolin seriously damaged Glynn Barntown title hopes in Division 2A with a 4-0 win at the racecourse.

Wexford Albion moved off the foot of Under-15 Division 1 with a 1-0 win against Forth Celtic. In Division 1A, Ferns are within touching distance of the title after a 3-0 win away to Cloughbawn.

Finally, in Division 2A, Enniscorthy Town moved to the top with a 5-0 win against Enniscorthy United.

Fixtures organisers are making the most of the brighter evenings with a full schedule of games taking place over the coming week as attempts are made to tackle the backlog caused with the very bad weather of recent months.

In other news, the draw for the annual Kennedy Cup Under-14 tournament in Limerick has been made, with Wexford included in Group 1 along with DDSL, Kildare, Limerick District, Galway, NDSL, Cork and Kerry.

The event will take place in June, and preparations are well under way.

Plans are also well advanced for the Wexford Challenge tournament 2016 for the Tracie Lawlor Memorial Cup.

The first round of games were played in Waterford, and next up for Wexford is a trip to Athlone.

The final round of games will played in Bunclody on Sunday, April 17.

Clubs are reminded to text in all results to the schoolboys P.R.O., Ian Lawlor, before 7 p.m. on Saturday to avoid a fine and ensure inclusion in this newspaper.

Wexford People

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