Sunday 18 March 2018

Mixed fortunes for Wexford teams in Leinster Junior Cup

IT was a mixed day for Wexford clubs in the opening round of the Leinster Junior Cup.

Curracloe Utd. travelled away to play Clane Utd. Despite goals from Gary Murphy and Dermot Doolan they went under on a 4-2 scoreline.

St. Cormac's, having played a 3-3 draw away to Clontarf FC, went out 9-8 on penalties. Their goals came courtesy of Mick Ivory with two and Mark Brady.

Campile Utd's game with Usher Celtic was off, while Taghmon Utd. lost 2-1 to Jobstown Celtic.

Adamstown received a walkover from Raheny Celtic, while Bunclody conceded a walkover to DCU. Rosslare Rangers also conceded a walkover to Rock Celtic.

Two goals apiece from Seán Culleton and Paul Phelan helped New Ross Celtic to an impressive 4-2 away victory over Maynooth Town. North End maintined their fine start to the season with a 5-2 home victory over Pegasus, with goals from Alan Colgate (2), Jason Murphy (2) and Trevor Berry.

Shamrock Rovers went on a real scoring spree with a 10-1 away victory over Mourne Celtic. The goals flowed from John Hudson (2), Eamonn O'Brien (2), James Carthy (2), Colin Sheehan, Willie Hudson, Ricky Fox (penalty) and Marty Kelly.

Gorey Rangers recorded a 5-2 win over Beech Park, while Ferns lost out to Orchard Utd. 5-4 on pens after drawing 0-0 after extra-time. St. Joseph's, who held Darndale Celtic 2-2, lost out 4-1 on penalties.

There was little luck for Gorey Celtic who lost 1-0 at home to Bridge Utd., while Duncannon conceded a walkover to New Oak Boys. Cushinstown went down 4-0 to Birr Town.