Flana­gan penalty earns three points for St. Fer­gal’s

Bray People - - Sport -

Rath­new 0, St. Fer­gal’s 1: The Divi­sion 1 Shield cham­pi­ons got off to a winning start last Fri­day night in an ex­tremely tight en­counter at Sham­rock Park.

DIVI­SION 1 Rath­new would have been hop­ing for a bet­ter start on their Divi­sion 1 re­turn but they were up against a side who have a great chance of pro­mo­tion this year and suf­fered a de­feat thanks to Ian Flana­gan’s penalty in the first-half af­ter the striker had been fouled in the area.

Both sides fin­ished with ten men how­ever when they had a player each sent off.

St. Peter’s Bhoys 4, Wick­low Rovers 1: This match was all but over by the 45th minute as the Bray side romped into a four goal lead last Sun­day af­ter­noon as the re­cently pro­moted Divi­sion 1 out­fit got their new sea­son off to a per­fect start.

Paul O’Reilly gave them an early lead be­fore Daniel McCann, Shane Byrne and then Adam Brack all added to the Bhoys lead.

Young­ster Luke Byrne came off the bench to score a con­so­la­tion for Wick­low Rovers in the sec­ond half.

Ark­low United 1, Aughrim Rangers 2: Aughrim Rangers were the side to emerge on top in this tight en­counter, with both sides putting n a huge ef­fort at Fern­dale Park last Sun­day.

Richard Con­roy hit the back of the net for United but a Niall Byrne penalty and an­other goal from Mick O’Brien meant all three points would be go­ing back to Aughrim.

Wolfe Tone Celtic 9, Wick­low Town 2: They’ve just come up from Divi­sion 2 and go­ing on this ev­i­dence they could well find them­selves in the Premier Divi­sion next year af­ter Wolfe Tone Celtic gave Wick­low Town a real ham­mer­ing.

John Con­nors got a dou­ble for the Town but it proved no match for their Bray op­po­si­tion, smash­ing an in­cred­i­ble nine goals past the Wick­low side.

Glen­cor­mac United 2, New­town Utd 0: Even though they have just come up from Divi­sion 3, Kil­mac out­fit Glen­cor­mac United showed they were ca­pa­ble of com­pet­ing at this level by en­joy­ing an im­pres­sive 2-0 win over their New­town op­po­si­tion.

Mick Mol­loy gave his side the lead in the first half and the points were se­cured in the sec­ond pe­riod when James Doyle coolly con­verted his spot kick at Ry­der’s Field last Sun­day af­ter­noon.

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