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The se­nior men went down 2-1 at home to Cor­duff FC at the White­gates on Fri­day night.

The lads were chas­ing the game from early on in the game as they got off to a dis­as­trous start fall­ing 1-0 be­hind af­ter six min­utes and then af­ter 12 min­utes they found them­selves 2-0 down.

In a first half of very lit­tle in the way of clear cut chances apart from the two goals it was a dis­ap­point­ing per­for­mance from the lads.

The sec­ond half was a lot bet­ter as the lads pressed for­ward in search of a way back into the game.

They cre­ated a few half chances with Ri­ain Sweet­man Burke go­ing close on a cou­ple of oc­ca­sions. Bryan Doyle gave the lads some hope when he fired home af­ter 78 min­utes.

The lads cre­ated a cou­ple of good open­ings in the last 10 min­utes but were un­able to breach the Cor­duff de­fence for a sec­ond time.

Satur­day’s ju­nior ac­tion saw our un­der-12Bs keep their great re­cent run in the league go­ing when they made it four wins from four games when they recorded an ex­cel­lent 2-0 away win over lo­cal ri­vals Rathnew.

On a bad day for foot­ball both sides pro­duced some ter­rific foot­ball to warm the hearts of the sup­port­ers and keep them en­ter­tained right up to the fi­nal whis­tle.

This was an ex­cel­lent game of foot­ball with both sides play­ing some fine at­tack­ing play.

Ben Bowen and Cian Leonard scored the Rovers goals to cap­ture all three points.

A high­light of the game was the out­stand­ing dis­plays from both goal­keep­ers with both keep­ers pulling off some fan­tas­tic saves.

The un­der-13Bs went down nar­rowly to Grey­stones United A at the White­gates.

In a tight af­fair the lads were a lit­tle un­lucky not to get some­thing from the game fi­nally los­ing out 1-0.

Ev­ery­one gave it their all on a bad morn­ing for foot­ball.

The un­der-16As de­feated their club team mates the 16Bs 7-1 in the White­gates.

Nathan Sul­li­van led the way with an ex­cel­lent haul of four goals. Conor Byrne, Shane Lin­coln and Luke Whyte all nabbed one a piece. Ryan Mur­phy nabbed the goal for the Bs.

On Sun­day, the un­der-13 girls con­tin­ued their great run in the Metropoli­tan Girls League when they made it six wins from seven games when they de­feated Lu­can Utd 5-2 at White­gates, the pro­lific Molly Sweeney brought her tally for the sea­son to15 with a brace.

Aoife Caf­frey also fired home two to make it six for the sea­son with Abi Far­rell com­plet­ing the scor­ing when she reg­is­tered a sin­gle for her sec­ond of the sea­son in what was an ex­cel­lent all round team per­for­mance from the girls.

The un­der-14As de­feated Round­wood 5-1 in a clin­i­cal per­for­mance, Eoin Doyle nabbed him­self a brace to make it 11 for the sea­son. Lead­ing scorer Ross Quinn moved onto six­teen for the cam­paign with a sin­gle with Con­nor Lewins scor­ing a sin­gle to make it six for the sea­son. Conor Leonard com­pleted the five goal haul with his first of the sea­son.

Round two of our Last Man Stand­ing com­pe­ti­tion took place at the week­end and at the time of go­ing to print we had 39 ca­su­al­ties.

The big­gest ca­su­al­ties of the week­end were the 30 play­ers who se­lected Chelsea as they could only man­age a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor against Burn­ley. Everton’s score­less draw away to Mid- dles­brough saw five play­ers make their exit, West Ham’s 2-2 draw at home with West Brom meant three play­ers went out and Sun­der­land’s 4-0 ham­mer­ing at the hands of Southamp­ton saw a sin­gle player exit the com­pe­ti­tion.

We had 99 play­ers def­i­nitely through to round 3 at the time of go­ing to print.

Man Utd’s 2-0 win over Wat­ford en­sured 47 play­ers went safely through, Arsenal ended their re­cent bad run with a 2-0 home win over Hull which helped 40 play­ers progress.

Six play­ers made it through when their in­spired se­lec­tion Stoke nar­rowly de­feated Crys­tal Palace 1-0, Swansea’s 2-0 win over last sea­son’s cham­pi­ons Le­ices­ter saw an­other five play­ers progress to the next round and fi­nally one brave soul went with Liver­pool and they were re­warded with a place in round three af­ter the ‘Pool’ beat Tottenham 2-0.

At the time of go­ing to print we had to wait to see if 16 play­ers who se­lected Man City in the Mon­day night game away to Bournemouth would join the 99 play­ers who were safely through to round three.

There is no Last Man Stand­ing se­lec­tions re­quired for the next two week­ends due to FA cup ac­tion next week­end and a re­duced premier­ship pro­gramme the fol­low­ing week­end due to the EFL cup fi­nal.

Fixtures for round 3 will be sent out on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 27, for matches on the week­end of March 4.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion for the club notes or the club web­site can con­tact me at 0879108706 or e-mail me at jimmy.nolan09@hot­mail.com

For all news re­gard­ing the club, visit the club web­site at www.wick­lowrovers.com or visit the club face­book page.

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