Bour­bon de­feat ta­ble top­pers Corn­view

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THE Bour­bon Bar claimed a 1-0 vic­tory over Corn­view Celtic in the Sligo Rovers Astro League on Mon­day to in­flict a first de­feat of the sea­son on the ta­ble top­pers. There was a lot of hype and ex­pec­ta­tion go­ing into the game, with both sides reg­is­ter­ing a very strong start to their re­spec­tive cam­paigns. Go­ing into the game, a win for the Bour­bon Bar would see them go level on top, while a win for Corn­view would have given them a six point cush­ion over their op­po­nents. As ex­pected the game was fran­tic from the start, with both sides ea­ger to get a foothold. Both teams had chances in what was a wet and windy night for foot­ball, but failed to make the most of them in the fi­nal third. It was the Bour­bon Bar who dealt the first blow of the game as Kevin Egan notched his first goal of the sea­son to give his Bour­bon side a

1-0 lead.

Corn­view had re­mained un­beaten all last year, and were ea­ger to pro­tect their phe­nom­e­nal run of form. On the stroke of full time, Corn­view were gifted an op­por­tu­nity to make it 1-1 from the penalty spot. Up stepped Stephen Coen but he failed to hit the back of the net and as a re­sult the Bour­bon reg­is­tered an his­toric vic­tory to send them level on points at the top of the league stand­ings. There was sim­i­lar drama be­tween GSS and the Sally Gar­dens on Wed­nes­day last, as both sides went into the game look­ing to kick start their sea­son. The game looked set for a score­less 0-0 draw as both sides failed to se­ri­ously test their op­po­nents on goals. How­ever, on the brink of full time, the Sally Gar­dens were re­warded a penalty which would of al­most guar­an­teed them all three points. How­ever the penalty ef­fort re­bounded off the post and GSS went on the counter at­tack. Iron­i­cally, it was GSS who scored an in­jury time win­ner from the counter at­tack cour­tesy of Der­mot O’Con­nor. This could prove to be a turn­ing point for GSS, who have strug­gled some­what so far this sea­son. Else­where, there were also wins for the Bald Ea­gles and For­rest Celtic. Bald Ea­gles reg­is­tered a 2-0 vic­tory over the White Go­ril­las with goals from An­thony Hen­neberry and Ovis Vi­tolins. For­rest Celtic recorded a 4-1 vic­tory over In­ter, with goals from Luke bren­nan and a hat-trick from Sea­mus Kane en­sur­ing the three points. Jack Lacey scored for In­ter. In the only other game of the week, Calry played out a 1-1 draw with Fo­leys Bar. Ja­son Mur­phy scored for Calry while Gary Fal­lon was the goal scorer for Fo­leys.

This weeks fix­tures: Wed­nes­day @8pm Corn­view Celtic vs White Go­ril­las, @9pm Calry vs. GSS; Fri­day @8pm Bour­bon Bar vs. For­rest Celtic; @9pm Bald Ea­gles vs. Strand Celtic. IN­SET: Jim Sheri­dan (Bour­bon Bar), John Grif­fin (Ref­eree) & Darren Kearns (Corn­view).

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