Leading lights lose
FASSAROE YC A and Newtown United B able to ' smell' Division 1 football? What do we know?
The Division 2 title race looks set to go on for a few more laps after the duo both slumped to surprise defeats this weekend.
Leaders Fassaroe came undone at Shamrock Park. Paul Knowd and Jay Devlin both notched as the Villagers inflicted a second league defeat of the season on the Bray side. Rathnew have now climbed to within four points of second place.
Newtown United's defeat came at the hands of Seaview Wanderers. Mark O'Regan netted a hat-trick, with Alan Hudson also on target as the Arklow side ran out 1-4 winners. Robert Doyle pulled back a consolation goal in the 90th minute.
Celtic Stars cranked up the pressure on Fassaroe with their sixth consecutive league win. Lukasz Niewiadomski struck twice for Stars, while Pawel also managed to get on the scoresheet on their way to a 1-3 success over Ballywaltrim FC. Paul Melia netted the Bray side's effort.
There was also a bit of a shake-up at the other end of the table. After 14 previous attempts, Enniskerry YC B picked up their first win of the season courtesy of a 4-1 win over Carnew AFC in Ballywaltrim.
Steven Blackbyrne struck twice for the hosts, with Stephen Smith and Justin Melia also landing efforts. Carnew's goalscorer was Eugene Jordan.
One side who look set to avoid the drop is Roundwood FC, but their opponents on Sunday - East Coast Albion - are nervously glancing over their shoulders.
The pair met at the Vartry Grounds on Sunday and first half goals from Robbie Eyre and Wes Darcy helped the hosts to a 2-0 triumph.