Monday 20 November 2017

Wexford and District Womens and Schoolgirls League

By Peter Doyle

Seaview United's Stephanie Foley and Benfica's Mellissa Crowley
Seaview United's Stephanie Foley and Benfica's Mellissa Crowley

Under Ten Division One Quarter Final

New Ross Celtic are one of the favourites to lift the Under Ten Division One title and they showed their pedigree on Monday evening when they outscored Cloughbawn 9-3 to book their place in the last four. Mary Kaylan completed an impressive season with a hat trick for the Clonroche girls but goals Caoimhe Keher Murtagh (5), Aoife Kielthy (2) and Casey Murphy (2) saw Celtic through to the semi finals. Another of the favourites, Rosslare Rangers are also through to the semi final after they beat New Ross Town 4-0 on Saturday with Bobbi Culleton (3) and Tegan Fortune on target

Under Ten Division Two A Quarter Final

Corach Ramblers booked their place in the last four of Division Two A with a 3-2 win over All Blacks in a tightly contested encounter. Serena Reville (2) and Sarah Scallan scored the goals that put Ramblers through to a semi final meeting with St Cormacs. St Josephs will meet Adamstown in the semi final after they proved too strong for Seaview United Yellow on Thursday. Four goals from Sarah Walsh saw the Kilmuckridg side run out comfortable 4-0 winners.

Under Twelve Division One

Wexford Youths completed their season with a 5-0 away win in New Ross Town with Molly Geoghan (2), Molly Donohoe (2) and Grace Roche all on target for the Youths.

Under Fourteen Premier Division

Bunclody and Kilmore must play off to see who will be relegated after the two sides met on Wednesday with Bunclody coming out on top 4-3. Sophie Boxwell and Kira Bates Crosbie (2) were on target for Kilmore while Chloe Behan (2), Sonso Kessler and Maeve Sinnott on target for the home side.

Under Fourteen Division One

This division has been incredibly close all season and as we head into the final set of games, this situation continues after wins for Campile United and Courtown Hibs on Saturday. St Leonards could have wrapped up the title when they travelled to Campile but the home side kept their title hopes on track with a 3-0 win leaving their opponents top of the table but awaiting other results to see if they remain there. After a scoreless first half, a strong second half display from the home side with goals from Eadaoin Kent, Elena Kenny and Kathryn Dempsey gave them a vital victory. Courtown Hibs travelled to New Ross Town and also kept their title hopes intact with a 3-1 win courtest of goals from Ella Maree (2) and Gina Burke while Megan Flynn was on target for Town

Under Fourteen Division Two

Tombrack completed their season away to Wexford Youths and consolidated runners up spot in the division with a 6-0 win and they now can concentrate on preparing for next Saturdays cup final meeting with Cloughbawn. A first half hat trick from Shannon McGovern and second half goals from Lauren Byrne, Shauna McGovern and Leanne Kenny gave Tombrack the points

Under Sixteen Premier Division

Cup finalists Curracloe United consolidated runners up spot in the league on Tuesday when they overcame a young Bree side 13-0. Goals from Siobhan Doolan (6), Jessie Harding (3), Gemma Corrigan (2), Fiona Kinsella and Natasha Byrne saw the home side take all three points. Bree collected an easy three points on Saturday when New Ross Town conceded their scheduled league match due to lack of numbers. Kilmore made sure of their place in the premier division for next season when they travelled to Bunclody and collected all three points in a 5-0 win. Cora Miller (3), Amy Bates Crosbie and an own goal gave the visitors their insurance points

Under Sixteen Division Two

Wexford Celtic beat Arklow Town 2-0 on Saturday, a win that keeps their runners up ambitions alive and wrapped up the title for long time leaders Seaview United. Damsi Kotun and Kate Redmond Browne were on target for Celtic Wexford Womens Cup Final

Benfica 3 Seaview United 0

Goals scored at three very important points of the game was the difference between these two very competitive sides and although Benfica were deserving of their win, the three goal margin flattered the Waterford side. A well struck shot from Lisa Dower just two minutes into the game gave Benfica the lead when she lifted the ball over keeper Emily Doyle's outstretched arms and into the net. Seaview reacted well to this early blow and practically dominated the next forty minutes as they launched attack after attack on the Benfica goal but found the experienced Benfica defence impossible to break down. Sheena Murphy, Eimear Mullan and Brid Kehoe all had chances but could not find the net and on the stroke of half time, Sharon Brown found herself with room in the penalty area and slotted the ball past the keeper. Seaview would have felt unfortunate to be 2-0 down but they must have thought the Gods were against them when three minutes into the second half, Mary Therese O Neill placed a well struck shot inside the post and increased that advantage to three. To their credit, Seaview never gave up and continued to press for at least a consolation goal but Benfica used all their experience to keep them at bay and Sheena Murphy's shot rebounding off the post was as close as they came. It was Benfica's experience over Seaview's youthfulness that won saw the cup head across the bridge in New Ross for the sixth time with Lisa Dower, Brianne O Connor and player of the match Martina Cashin all playing very well while Brid Doyle, Kellie Mullan and Stephanie Foley all worked hard for a Seaview side who have a great future if that team remains together. League Chairman Daire Doyle presented the well-deserved winners with their cup to spark off a night of celebration in Waterford

Benfica FC: Clodagh McGrath, Martina Cashin, Zoe Power, Melissa Crowley, Sarah Wall, Lisa Dower, Brianne O Connor, Mary Therese O Neill, Leanne O Reilly, Sharon Brown, Tess Leahy, Beserta Ajeti, Audrey Maher, Jean Dooley, Ciara Ryan, Sinead Flynn.

Seaview United: Emily Doyle, Mairead O Shea, Fiona Rowe, Brid Doyle, Sinead Rowe, Aisling Mullan, Sheena Murphy, Maebh Kehoe, Eimear Mullan, Brid Kehoe, Stephanie Foley, Kellie Mullan, Sandra Foley, Cait Hayes

Referee: Andrew Nolan Assistants: Pat Sinnott and Aaron O Neill

Gaynor Cup Semi Final

Ajax Athletic 0 St Cormacs 3

St Cormacs booked their place in the final of the Gaynor Cup when they overcame Ajax Athletic 3-0 in a game that never really lived up to expectations. Goals from Helen Cousins (2) and Kelly McLoughlin saw the Boolavogue side through to the final where they will meet the winners of Rosslare Rangers or Cushinstown AFC

Under Ten League Play Offs Draws

Division One

Gorey Rangers v Rosslare Rangers, New Ross Celtic v Taghmon United

Division Two A

St Cormacs v Corach Ramblers, Adamstown v St Josephs

Division Two B

Bridge Rovers v Cushinstown, Seaview United Blue v Rosslare Strand or St Leonards

Fixtures: Monday May 11th: Under Twelve Division Three Play Off

All Blacks v New Ross Celtic 7pm (in St Leonards AFC)

Tuesday May 12th: Under Eighteen Cup Final

Curracloe United v Killenagh Wanderers 5-30pm (in Moyne Rangers AFC)

Under Ten Division Two A Semi Final

St Cormacs v Corach Ramblers 7pm

Under Ten Division Two B Semi Final

Bridge Rovers v Cushinstown 7pm

Wednesday May 13th: Under Fourteen Premier Relegation Play Off

Bunclody AFC v Kilmore United 7pm (venue to be confirmed)

Under Fourteen Division One

New Ross Town v Gorey Rangers

Thursday May 14th: Under Ten Division Two A Semi Final

Adamstown v St Josephs 6-45pm

Saturday May 16th: Under Fourteen Division One

Gorey Rangers v North End United

Under Sixteen Division Two

Gorey Rangers v Campile United

Schoolgirl Cup Finals

Venue: St Josephs FC, Kilmuckridge

Under Twelve Cup: Ballindaggin v Courtown Hibs 12pm

Under Fourteen Cup: Cloughbawn v Tombrack United 1-15pm

Under Ten Cup: Curracloe United v Rosslare Rangers 2pm

Under Sixteen Cup: Bunclody AFC v Curracloe United 3-15pm

Sunday May 17th: Gaynor Cup Semi Final

Rosslare Rangers v Cushinstown 11am

Womens Division Two B

Moyne Rangers v St Cormacs 11am

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