Seav­iew Wan­der­ers and Celtic Stars pick up the points

Bray People - - SPORT -

WITH AVON­MORE FC idle at the week­end, Seav­iew Wan­der­ers and Celtic Stars both had the chance to over­take the league leaders should they have won their fix­tures on Sun­day and nei­ther dis­ap­pointed.

Wan­der­ers trav­elled to Grey­stones to take on East­coast Al­bion and picked up the three points cour­tesy of a 2-0 win. Both de­fences stood tall un­til the 72nd minute when Wan­der- ers fi­nally man­aged to break down Al­bion ’s re­sis­tance. Mark O’Re­gan was the man who did so, when he blasted home a free kick from the edge of the area af­ter Mark Wolo­han had been fouled.

Wolo­han then gave his side some breath­ing space nine min­utes from time when he turned home James Byrne’s cross. Al­bion may well feel un­lucky not to have gained any points from this one though, as they hit the wood­work twice.

Wan­der­ers don’t have much breath­ing space in first place though as they are cur­rently level on points with Celtic Stars.

Stars strug­gled to a 1-0 win over bot­tom side Red­bank United but now join Seav­iew on 29 points, al­though they have played two ex­tra games than the Ark­low side.

Red­bank’s lo­cal ri­vals Round­wood FC look set for an­other sea­son in Divi­sion 2 as their pro­mo­tion hopes are rapidly di­min­ish­ing af­ter los­ing 2-1 to New­town United B.

Terry Mur­phy and Conor Ec­cle­ston both scored for the Mag­pies as they moved onto 17 points for the sea­son.

Round­wood are now seven points off the top two, but have played more games than three of the four sides above them.

One side whose pro­mo­tion hopes are still in­tact are that of Ark­low United’s, with the Fern­dale Park side con­tin­u­ing to sneak up the ta­ble.

They com­pre­hen­sively beat Bray side Bal­ly­waltrim FC 4-0 to climb to sev­enth place, eight points off sec­ond place but more im­por­tantly with games in hand over five of the six clubs above them.

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