Wednesday 16 October 2019

Wexford Celtic the Under-12 pace-setters

As the Wexford and District Schoolboys soccer season enters its third month, Wexford Celtic boast the only perfect record in Under-12 Division 1. The champs at Under-11 last year lead the way from All Blacks but keep an eye on St. Joseph's just behind.

St. Leonards lead Division 1A with ten points from four matches but Gorey Celtic, who were runners-up in their group last year, are on their tails with two wins from two and Glynn Barntown have also won their only contest so far.

Fethard, fresh from a perfect league season last year, have four wins from four to lead Division 2. Yet, nestled just behind, with a one hundred per cent record from three games are Shamrock Rovers.

Cloughbawn are also looking to back-up a title run from 2014-'15 and have made a great start to lead Division 2A. Ferns are currently second but Bunclody are yet to drop a point in an interesting looking division.

Oylegate and Kilmore are perfect through four games and look to be the class acts in Division 3, while Ballymurn Celtic have made a similar start to their Division 3A campaign and lead Bree United by six points.

The only unblemished record in Under-14 Division 1 belongs to Gorey Rangers, but look out for dark horses Blackwater who were promoted last season and have made a great start to life at the top table.

Bree United are perched atop Division 1A but this looks like it will be a fascinating battle with no team set to run away with it. Wexford Albion are currently second and have a game in hand on the leaders.

Another interesting group is Division 2 where Ballymurn Celtic are looking to back-up their runners-up finish last year by going one better this time around.

Hot on their heels are Wexford Celtic, Duncannon and Bridge Rovers.

No team is without a loss in Division 2A where St. Cormac's lead the way with three wins and a loss from four games. Just behind with two wins from three are Glynn Barntown and Curracloe.

Shelburne are flying at the summit of Division 3 with a perfect twelve points so far. Enniscorthy Town are tucked in behind with six points. Meanwhile, in Division 3A Rathnure and Ferns are tied at the top but the former have a game in hand.

With plenty of S.F.A.I. Cup action, matters in Under-16 Division 1 are a little behind. North End won their first game on their quest for another title but currently see Ferns, who have picked up seven points from nine, at the top looking down.

Like their Under-14s, Shelburne are flying in Division 2 as the only unbeaten team after four games. Taghmon sit second with seven points while Shamrock Rovers and Rosslare Rangers are one point further back.

Finally, in Division 3 the only points the top two have dropped are against each other. Bridge Rovers lead the way with ten points from four games while Gorey Celtic are just behind with seven from three.

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