Vic­to­ries put New­town in con­tention for ti­tle

Bray People - - SPORT -

NEW­TOWN UNITED shook things up in the Premier Divi­sion this week with a 3-0 win over league leaders St. Peter’s Bhoys A.

The Mag­pies hosted the Saints on Sun­day and proved their ti­tle cre­den­tials thanks to strikes from Billy Clark­son (2) and Ja­son Fitzsi­mon.

That was United’s sec­ond match of the week, as on Wed­nes­day night they trav­elled to Sham­rock Park to take on Wick­low Cup cham­pi­ons Rath­new AFC and came away with a 4-1. Mark Fitzsi­mon, Ja­son Fitzsi­mon and Ja­son Collins (2) net­ted on that oc­ca­sion.

They now move to within four points of top spot, with four games in hand over the Bhoys.

United aren’t the only side hunt­ing down the Bhoys though, as sec­ond placed Glen­view FC also picked up three points at the week­end af­ter beat­ing lo­cal ri­vals Wolfe Tone Celtic 4-0. Tony Har­ris (2), Rob­bie Healy and Paul Far­rell were the Glens’ marks­men at the Ve­vay Tem­ple Sports­field on Sun­day.

Things are hot­ting up nicely at the other end of the ta­ble too, with Ark­low Celtic pick­ing up two points this week thanks to two draws.

On Wed­nes­day, they faced Rich­mond Rovers at the Bal­ly­waltrim Com­mu­nity Cen­tre and Jonathan Doyle was on tar­get for the vis­i­tors as they earned a 1-1 draw.

Then on Sun­day, Finn Park was the venue for their 2-2 draw with St. An­thony’s.

Goals from Dar­ren Col­lopy and Matthew Gil­bert for the hosts and Ed­win and Peter Walker for Celtic can­celled each other out, with both sides hav­ing to set­tle for a point.

Bot­tom side Ash­ford Rovers were also in action on Sun­day but their clash with Rath­new AFC was aban­doned af­ter 65 min­utes by ref­eree Do­minique Lachausse for per­sis­tent abuse.

Two sides who look set for an­other year in the top flight are Shil­le­lagh United and Ark­low Town A and they met at United’s ground at the week­end, with the vis­i­tors re­turn­ing home with all three points.

Gearoid Red­mond and Matthew Hud­son both scored for Town, while Noel Mur­phy was re­spon­si­ble for the home side’s ef­fort.

The St. Pa­trick’s team who were de­feated by En­niskerry Youth Club in their Divi­sion 1 game on Sun­day.

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