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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For all news regarding the club, visit the club website at www.wicklowrovers.com or visit the club facebook page.