Wednesday 24 January 2018

North End and Kilmore clinch titles

Simon Barnes presented the trophy to North End Utd Captain Michael Mackey
Simon Barnes presented the trophy to North End Utd Captain Michael Mackey

North End United are the Wexford and District Under-13 Division 1 Schoolboys Soccer champions after beating Gorey Rangers 2-0 on Tuesday evening last.

The victors came into the game one point behind their title rivals but their impressive home win was enough to see them leap-frog to the summit.

Kilmore, needing a draw against Oylegate to clinch the Under-12 Division 3 title, got just what they needed on Friday evening last with a 2-2 tie.

There was just a point separating the sides heading into the last game of the season and Oylegate knew a win would give them the crown. However, it was the seasiders who came out on top.

Forth Celtic's first slip-up of the season in Under-11 Division 1 against Gorey Rangers opened the door a little for St Joseph's as the sides prepare to meet for the title. The Murrintown club need just a draw from Thursday evening's encounter to secure the crown but a win for the Kilmuckridge boys will avenge their Cup Final defeat and give them the trophy.

Moyne Rangers moved top of Division 1A having completed all of their fixtures but both New Ross clubs sit behind them with two games remaining. Town slipped up against their Enniscorthy rivals meaning Celtic are right back in the mix and the two sides meet on Saturday next.

Curracloe 'B' won 5-3 away to Adamstown on Thursday evening last which means they join New Ross Town 'B' at the summit. The sides have completed all fourteen games meaning a play-off will be needed to determine the Division 3A champions.

A goalless draw between St Joseph's and Wexford Celtic means the former were left in pole position to take the Under-12 Division 1 title.

The Kilmuckridge side played Wexford Albion last night (Monday) knowing that a point would be enough to give them the crown.

Fethard and Shamrock Rovers continue to battle for the Division 2 title after the game between the sides was postponed last week. That meeting will take place Thursday and will go a long way to deciding who takes the crown.

The play-off between Corach Ramblers and Rosslare Strand, for the Under-13 Division 3 title, will take place on Thursday evening at All Blacks and will kick-off at 7pm.

The sides finished level on 34 points at the top of the league after fourteen games.

The big game in Under-14 Division 1 will take place on Wednesday. Gorey Rangers lead the league by three points but North End can force a play-off if they can get the win. If Rangers win they will be champions with one game left to play.

Bridge Rovers must avoid defeat against Camolin if they are to win Under-16 Division 3.

The sides meet tonight (Tuesday) with Celtic looking to get a home win and force a play-off for the title.

Wexford People

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