Laragh and Conary in pro­mo­tion hunt

Bray People - - SPORT -

COM­ING UP on the home straight in Di­vi­sion 3 South is FC Laragh and Conary United. The duo went into the weekend’s ac­tion with out­side chances of pro­mo­tion but they emerged from it with ex­pec­ta­tions of pro­mo­tion.

It is a re­mark­able feat for Laragh, in their first sea­son in the WDFL. Af­ter an aver­age start to the sea­son, they have gone from strength to strength and their most re­cent re­sult; a 4-1 de­mo­li­tion of Carnew Celtic, has lifted them to within two points of sec­ond spot. Mark Mi­ley, Paddy Costello, John Mur­phy and Gerry Byrne all weighed in with sin­gles for the hosts who turn their at­ten­tion to cup ac­tion this weekend as they travel to Ferndale Park to take on Ark­low United B in their last four bout.

Conary United had a mon­u­men­tal vic­tory this weekend that re­ally showed their grit and guts.

They went 1-0 be­hind against sec­ond-placed Avon­more FC in Rath­drum but lev­elled the scores at 1-1. They then fell be­hind for a sec­ond time and to add to their woes, were re­duced to ten men.

With all three sub­sti­tu­tions used by Conary, they then lost a man to in­jury, leav­ing just nine men on the field to keep their pro­mo­tion hopes alive.

In­cred­i­bly, they pulled it back to 2-2 with 15 min­utes to play and then as­tound­ingly, sub­sti­tute Colin Do­ran bagged the un­like­li­est of win­ners for Conary United.

United now have four more points to make up be­tween them­selves and Avon­more but have two games in hand in which to do it, while Laragh will need Conary to slip up over the next four games if they are to pip them into sec­ond place.

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