Headache for WDFL as match abandoned
THE WDFL has been once again been served a headache after yet another match was abandoned in the Wicklow League.
The latest fixture to cause the WDFL committee a headache was the meeting of Glencormac United and Carnew United A at Ryder’s Field. The hosts lead 3-0 at the break and it got even worse for the visitors in the second period.
On 70 minutes, they were reduced to ten men after one of their players received a yellow card for a bad tackle and a second one for dissent.
A second red card was pro- duced for a horror tackle and then on 85 minutes, the Carnew side was reduced to eight men for another horror challenge and it was at this point that they walked off the field of play, leaving referee David Earls with no option other than to abandon the tie.
The Glens were cruising by the break thanks to a double from Gavin Barton on his second appearance for the club, one of which came from the spot.
A bullet header from Bob O’Donnell accounted for the Kilmacanogue side’s other effort.
Carnew United had pulled a goal back after the interval but then they exited the pitch in protest after being reduced to eight men with five minutes to play.
The other Glens of Division 2A didn’t fare quite so well on Sunday. Despite taking a first half lead through Stephen Kirwan against Newtown United B, the Bray club finished on the wrong end of a 1-4 scoreline. Dillon Keenan levelled for the Magpies, Stephen David gave them the lead and then Luke Martin wrapped up the three points with a double for the Matt Kelly Memorial crowd.
Those results see Glencormac remain at the bottom of the pile, despite their first victory.
The three points for Newtown lift them to third spot.