Lead­ing lights lose

Bray People - - SPORT -

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.

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