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Saturday 21 September 2019

Gorey Rangers close gap on leaders

Gorey Rangers took advantage of Wexford Celtic's inactivity to move within seven points of the league leaders in Under-11 Division 1. The north county club put in a superb showing to beat Moyne Rangers 4-1 in Enniscorthy to leapfrog Wexford Albion and St. Joseph's - who lost 1-0 to Bridge Rovers - in the table.

With All Blacks' win against Duncannon, Forth Celtic took the opportunity to move joint second in Division 1A with a 2-0 victory away to North End United.

Meanwhile, New Ross Celtic kept their slim title hopes alive with a win away to Courtown Hibs.

The top two in Division 2, Glynn Barntown and New Ross Town, moved a little further clear of their followers with successes over Shamrock Rovers and Fastnet respectively. Adamstown and Rosslare Rangers also picked up wins while Fethard Rangers and Campile got the better of Bree and Gorey Rangers 'B'. Bunclody also won big and they are third but sit nine behind Rangers and six away from second-placed Campile.

Cloughbawn are the only club to have nine wins so far this season in all leagues after they beat Tombrack 4-0. However, Ferns remain on their heels after edging past Ballymurn 2-1 while Fastnet 'B' and Rathnure also forged wins in Division 3.

Oylegate lost their first game in Division 3A with Camolin Celtic taking the spoils 3-2. That allowed Killenagh to join them at the summit with a 6-0 win over Wexford Celtic 'B', and with just four games to go for the top two the title fight is set to go to the wire.

The leaders in Under-13 Division 1, North End United and Forth Celtic, both secured solid wins at the weekend to increase their advantage over third-placed Moyne Rangers to nine and eight points respectively.

Division 1A is proving to be one of the most competitive in the county with St. Leonards and Blackwater level at the top with two games each left.

However, Corach Ramblers, who drew with the Ballycullane boys, are in pole position, two points back with a game in hand.

Ballymurn Celtic's draw at home to Wexford Celtic in Division 2 allowed St. Joseph's, who beat Gorey Rangers 'B' 3-1, to move within a point at the top of the table.

Meanwhile, a draw between Bree and Adamstown helped neither close the gap at the top.

New Ross Town failed to take advantage of Bridge Rovers' inactivity in Division 2A as Gorey Celtic beat them 4-2 to leapfrog them for second place. Elsewhere, the top two in Division 3, Camolin and Glynn Barntown, both won to keep their distance from the pack.

The North End bandwagon in Under-15 keeps rolling after they beat Moyne 4-0 to stay unbeaten on top of Division 1. Gorey Rangers kept pace in second with a win, 4-2 away to New Ross Celtic.

Duncannon remain tied with Gorey Rangers 'B' but both moved past Wexford Albion at the roof of Division 2 after the north county club edged out Shamrock Rovers.

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