Wick­low Town are too good for league lead­ers

Bray People - - SPORT -

HAVE WICK­LOW Town B not read the Divi­sion 3 script?

The Fin­lay Park side's late pro­mo­tion push gained sig­nif­i­cant mo­men­tum on Sun­day when they trav­elled to Dunne's Field to take on league lead­ers Fair­wood Celtic.

A Thomas Duffy penalty gave the vis­i­tors the lead but Tony Darcy equal­ized for Celtic to leave things all square at the break.

Wick­low Town got their noses in front again cour­tesy of a Coxy screamer and Bobby Quinn sealed an im­pres­sive win for the away side with a late dou­ble to leave the fi­nal score at 1-4.

That is the sec­ond league match in a row in which Town have bagged four goals and Quinn's brace made it five goals in two league games for the striker.

If they are to re­al­ize their Divi­sion 2 dreams though, Wick­low Town will have to find a way of stop­ping Charles­land AFC and Conary United first.

The duo both took ad­van­tage of Fair­wood's slip-up to move to within three and five points re­spec­tively of top spot.

Charles­land AFC re­quired a goal apiece from strike duo Chris Cox and Garry White to see off bot­tom side Ark­low Celtic B. Their goals helped them to a 1-2 win and moved them within touch­ing dis­tance of Fair­wood.

Conary United were once again able to miss a penalty, but still ran out 5-1 win­ners over Red­bank United.

Davy Do­ran, Ed­die Roche, Stephen McAu­ley, Gerry Geraghty and Eoin Murtagh were all on tar­get for the hosts at Rooster's Park.

Hot on the heels of Conary are St. Kevin's. The Saints en­joyed a 3-0 home vic­tory over Wex­ford side Saints FC to re­turn to win­ning ways, hav­ing suf­fered de­feats in their two most re­cent out­ings. Ross Doo­nan, Cathal Doyle and Brian Han­lon all notched for Kevin's.

Mean­while, at Fin­lay Park, Wick­low Rovers were flex­ing their at­tack­ing mus­cles as they recorded their eighth league win of the sea­son.

Jonathan O'Con­nor turned on the style as he blashed home three times for Rovers. Ed­ward Dunne, Timmy Kelly and John Paul Dunne chipped in with sin­gles.

There was also just a third league win of the year for Carnew Celtic. They edged past Fas­saroe YC B by a goal to nil to move out of the bot­tom two for the first time this sea­son.

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