Laragh and Conary in promotion hunt
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.