This weekend seen the start of the CCFL Saturday Divisions. In Division 1
two teams got off to a winning start Mostrim Utd winning 4-3 away to
Ballymahon while Dynamo Rooskey also gathered three points away from home
defeating Camlin Utd 3-0. Into Division 3 and Carrickboy Celtic and Melville
Celtic shared an incredible 10 goals, Melville Celtic picking up the three
points with a 6-4 victory with Scott Quinn bagging two of the goals. Granard
Celtic won 3-0 at home to Ballymahon B and in the remaining fixture
Mullingar Town B drew 1-1 with Newtown, Lee Massey on the scoresheet for
Senior Sunday division had two games played midweek; unfortunately for Birr
they first lost 6-2 away to Mullinagr Athletic then 2-0 away to Killavilla.
Saturday night was a top of the table clash between Willow Park and
Mullingar Athletic, in a very tight game Robbie Shine gave Willow a first
half lead but a second half equaliser means Willows winning start to the
season comes to an end. Arlington A recorded their first victory of the
season, goals from Tom Behan, Eoin Lawler, Joe Tully and Barry Kenny secured
a 4-2 victory over Edenderry. Tom Behan had the dubious honour of scoring
for both sides in the match. In the remaining fixture, last years runners-up
St Peters drew 1-1 at home to Clara Town.
Willow Park B maintained their 100% start to the season with a fine 2-0
victory away to Mullingar Athletic B. The victory leaves then 3 points clear of
Gallen who made the trip to Rosenallis and came from 2-1 down to win 4-2
thanks to goals from Oisin Geraghty, a Kieran Conroy double and an own goal.
Keith Hope (2), Martin Coyne, Stephen Fabien 1 and Richie Healy got the Mullingar Town goals in a 5-3 win over Melville United at Dalton Park. CK Utd had an
impressive 6-2 win away to Derry Rovers and Shinrone picked up their first
three points of the season winning 1-0 at Clonaslee.
Tullamore Town and Abbeyleix are joint top of Division 1 with six points,
Tullamore scored with the last kick of the match to beat St Peters 2-1 while
Abbeyleix won by the same scoreline in Ballinahown. In the last match in
Division 1 Clonbonny came from behind but ended up having to settle for a
point in a 2-2 with Noreside. Eric Farrell and Dylan Jinks getting the goals for Clonbonny.
Gracefield made it two wins from two with a 5-2 victory over Ballybrittas,
Lee Bryan, John Lawrence, Mick Wilcox and Robbie Knight (2) getting the goals
for Gracefield. A Jamie Hensy goal for Coolraine had their match with Moate
Celtic level at half time but Moate eventually pulled away to record their
first victory of the season by a scoreline of three goals to one. Gentex and
Dynamo Town also recorded victories in Division 2.
St Aengus had Enda Keenan and Colin Layman amongst the goals in their 4-1
win at home to Killeigh. Portlaosie and Edenderry also collected three
points and Rochfortbridge and Arlington shared 6 goals in a 3-3 draw.
An impressive tally of 25 goals was scored across the five games in Division
3B. Gary Sturgeon(2) and Robert Keogh got the goals as Ericssons won away to
Banagher. Lawrencetown continued their impressive start to the campaign
putting 6 past league newcomers BBFC. Peter Nee, Martin Mitchell, Josh
Goldstone,Darren harewood and David Nee were Lawrencetowns scorers in the
6-1 win. Melville Celtic, Raharney and Clara all picked up three points.
Raheen continue to lead the way in 4A winning 3-1 at home to Rosenallis. Midland
Celtic won by the odd goal in 5 against Emo Celtic, Frankford Utd got
amongst the goals putting 6 past Dynamo Town without reply and Mountmellick
and Abbeyleix shared 4 goals in a 2-2 draw. Shaun O’Driscoll and Donal
O’Driscoll both scored from free kicks to hand Marybrough a 2-1 win over CR
An unbelievable 42 goals were scored in division 4B. St James must have
thought they got the highest score of the day as they left the field after
winning 9-1 at home to Kilcormac. However Frankford took that accolade (and
the highest score ever in the CCFL) as they won by a staggering 14-4 against
Clonmore. The goals didn’t end there, Tomek Wisinski, Andrze Dygudaj and
Piotrek Niewiadomski all got on the scoresheet for Eagles but couldn’t
prevent Derry Rovers winning 5-3. Raharney won 2-1 away to Clara and East
End Celtic – trailing with 10 minutes to go, got two goals in quick
succession from Keith O’Connor and Sean Bracken to secure a win over 10 man
Martin Turner (PRO)
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