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Friday 20 September 2019

Wexford Celtic edge closer to Under-11 honours

Wexford Celtic edged close to the Wexford and District Schoolboys Soccer Under-11 Division 1 crown with a comprehensive win over St. Leonards at the weekend. Wexford Albion kept pace in second with a victory over Bridge Rovers while St. Joseph's push for third continued with the demolition of Moyne Rangers.

Forth Celtic leaped to the summit of Division 1A with a 6-2 win away to previous leaders New Ross Celtic. Duncannon kept their title hopes alive with a 3-1 success against North End while St. Cormac's and Courtown played out a thrilling draw (see opposite).

The top two in Division 2 are now eight points clear of the chasing pack after both won at the weekend. Leaders Glynn Barntown won 4-0 at home to Gorey Celtic and they are being shadowed by New Ross Town who scraped past Shamrock Rovers 2-1. Elsewhere Adamstown and Rosslare Rangers recorded wins.

Fethard Rangers are just one win from the title in Division 2A after they beat Gorey Rangers 'B' 5-1. Main rivals Campile were held 1-1 by Bunclody while Wexford Albion 'B' also won and the spoils were shared between Curracloe and Corach Ramblers.

In Division 3, Ferns kept their hopes of the title alive with a win against Gorey Celtic 'B' and Ballymurn solidified their claims for third with a victory over St. Joseph's 'B'. Meanwhile, in Division 3A the joint leaders, Oylegate and Killenagh Wanderers, both picked up three points.

North End United need one win from their last two games to secure the Under-13 Division 1 crown after a 5-2 win away to Wexford Albion. Gorey Rangers kept their slim hopes alive with a 1-0 success away to Moyne Rangers.

Division 1A is now out of St. Cormac's hands after they lost 3-2 at home to New Ross Celtic. It looks to be a two-horse race in Division 2 after second-placed Ballymurn beat Bree in third. However, it's St. Joseph's who still lead the way after picking up three points against Shamrock Rovers.

Gorey Celtic stay top of Division 2A after their 4-1 victory against Bunclody (see above) on Saturday but it's Bridge Rovers who are title favourites after another big win left them two points behind with three games in hand.

Glynn Barntown opened up a three-point lead in Division 3 with a big victory against Gorey Celtic 'B' while Camolin missed the chance to keep pace after being held to a 2-2 draw by Tombrack United.

North End United won their seventh game from seven this season in Under-15 Division 1, 3-0 against Gorey Rangers, to ease five points clear of their main title rivals. Elsewhere Moyne and Bunclody picked up three points each.

In Division 2 Duncannon and Gorey Rangers 'B' both won to leave them in first and second place.

St. Joseph's slipped up in Division 3 by drawing 1-1 with Killenagh Wanderers. They remain top but Newpark United and All Blacks both closed the gap on the leaders after picking up wins at the weekend.

Wexford People