Exciting weekend in the League
CALRY Bohs came close to sending shock waves through the Great Southern Hotel Sligo Super League with an impressive display at home to current champions Carbury FC at Hazelwood.
Carbury lost the services of John Gaffney three minutes from half time when he was sent off by referee Thomas Oates for a second bookable offence.
The game sprung into live five minutes into the second half when Ibrahim Savage opened his account.
Calry Bohs remained composed and were rewarded on sixty minutes when Paul Logan rattled home the equaliser past Danny O’Leary in the Carbury goals.
The goals were now coming thick and fast five minutes later and Calry Bohs went ahead with a sublime goal from Johnny Armstrong.
Then on 70 minutes a hotly disputed penalty was awarded to Carbury and Ibraham Savage dispatched the spot kick past Mc Dermott in the Calry Bohs goals.
A few minutes later Ibrahim Savage struck the decisive killer goal and his hat trick that secured all three points for the Champions but make no mistake about Calry Bohs will on this form be hard beaten
Strand Celtic in second place hit eight past Ballymote at Strandhill but in fairness to the visitors it would have been a different story had Graham Lee the Strand Celtic net minder not been in such brilliant form.
Lee Marshall netted a hat trick, Matthew Conlon Oates scored twice with Paul Devins Gary Melly and Paddy McDermott each scoring once for Strand.
Jack Hever scored both goals for Ballymote Celtic.
Arrow Harps in third place on the leader board won at home in Riverstown by the odd goal in three against Ballisodare United who took the lead through Andrew Patton ten minutes into the second half. Arrow Harps were level ten minutes later when Seamus Hailstones fired home the equaliser and 14 minutes from time Daniel Willis struck the vital winning goal for Arrow Harps. Leitrim Kingpins Manor Rangers welcomed Ballygawley Celtic to theBeePark Manorhamilton.
The visitors took the lead on 22 minutes with a fine effort from Charlie Ward finding the Manor net. But Manor Rangers fielding a very young side hit back with a double salvo from Seamus Ryder and a third from Martin McGuinness that wrapped up all three points for a jubilant Manor Rangers.
St John’s entertained Aughanagh at the Astro in Cleveragh in a tense game.
St John’s were a man down four minutes into the second half when Bart Folan who had scored for St John’s received a straight red from referee Colm Gunning for a reckless challenge.
Aughanagh Celtic were leading by four goals to one thanks to double strikes from Dermott Beggan and Paul McTiernan.
But St John’s fought back and Malachy Spratt scored twice to bring the home side within a goal of the visitors with ten minutes remaining.
But Aughanagh held firm and Nigel Hargadon netted their fifth to put the game beyond St John’s.
North Sligo League leaders Cliffoney Celtic had their wings clipped in The Andrew Mullens Sligo Pallets Premier League on their visit to Forthill.
They were held to a scoreless draw by the vastly improving Glenview Stars.
Three clubs are separated only by goal difference in second place all hitting big numbers.
Merville United hit Chaffpool United for five without reply at Maugheraboy.
New kid on the block Ryan Mc Manus scored a hat trick, bringing his league tally to nine with Graham Irwin and Jordan Harte adding the rest.
MCR recorded a similar result at Sean Fallon Park against Real Tubber, Joe Cobbe scoring twice, Keith Nibbs, Ciaran Harvey and Stephen Hallahan all on the mark for MCR.
Cartron United travelled to Dromore Villa who fielded a very young side and Cartron ran out four nil winners with goals from Justin Curran, Colin Feehily, Enda McGowan and Sean Condron.
A good result for Cartron but also a fine display from a very young and exciting Dromore Villa.
Benbulben FC move into fifth place winning at home in Grange by the odd goal three against Gurteen Celtic.
David Shepard put Gurteen Celtic ahead on 16 minutes with Benbulben drawing level ten minutes later courtesy of Donal Gallagher.
Benbulben struck the crucial winning goal nine minutes before the break when Sean Gilmartin fired home a glorious goal that in the end secured all three points for the Grange Boys.
Kenny Meehan and Niall Colsh of Ballymote Celtic in action Strand Celtic’s Adam Hynes. INSET: Ballymote Celtic’s Colin Duffy and Fergal O’Hara of Strand Celtic. Pics: Carl Brennan.