Mur­phy’s the man for Avon­more

Bray People - - Sport -

Avon­more FC 4, St. An­thony’s 2: Johnny Mur­phy was very much the man of the hour for his Avon­more side last Sun­day af­ter notch­ing a hat-trick.

DIVI­SION 2 The striker, along with a Dean Ga­han strike, en­sured that all three points would be stay­ing in Avon­more, while St. An­thony’s would be re­turn­ing to Kil­coole with noth­ing to show for their ef­forts.

This win now sees them go top of the pile on goal dif­fer­ence over Ark­low Town, who have a game more to play.

As we ap­proach the mid­way stage in Divi­sion 2 there are still sev­eral sides that look ca­pa­ble of mount­ing a se­ri­ous ti­tle chal­lenge, and Avon­more will cer­tainly fancy their chances.

John Keogh and Shane McGowan were on tar­get for the Kil­coole side.

Red­bank United 1, Ark­low United 5: Red­bank United’s de­fen­sive woes con­tin­ued at the week­end when they shipped five against fel­low rel­e­ga­tion candidates Ark­low United.

Red­bank now un­for­tu­nately look like they will be play­ing their foot­ball in Divi­sion 3 next year, bar­ring a mir­a­cle, while Ark­low should have enough in the tank to see them­selves safe.

Brian White hit a brace, while Richard Con­roy, Chris Ka­vanagh and William Roche all hit sin­gles for the vis­i­tors.

Bal­ly­waltrim FC 5, Fas­saroe YC 3: Bal­ly­waltrim FC col­lected an­other three points in this lo­cal derby against Lit­tle Bray out­fit Fas­saroe YC.

There were only a hand­ful of points separat­ing the two sides be­fore this match but the hosts used their home ad­van­tage well in this high scor­ing af­fair.

Seán O’Brien, Dar­ren Devlin, Jor­dan Devlin, Stephen Dun­woody and Tarik Taha were all on tar­get for Bal­ly­waltrim, while Wayne O’Con­nor, Paddy O’Brien and Coxy found the net for the away side.

St. Kevin’s 1, Celtic Stars 0: Kevin Olo­han was the hero for St. Kevin’s when his soli­tary strike earned his side all three points in this Divi­sion 2 clash.

The pro­mo­tion hope­fuls kept their pro­mo­tion bid on track with a harder than ex­pected victory over Celtic Stars.

This week­end Kevin’s face a huge Thomas Scott Cup semi­fi­nal clash with St. Pa­trick’s in what is sure to be a very good game.

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