WICK­LOW ROVERS

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The se­nior men con­tin­ued their good win­ning form when they con­vinc­ingly beat bot­tom of the ta­ble Green­hills/Green­park FC win­ning 6-0 at White­gates.

They have re­cently played them­selves back into the ti­tle mix sit­ting in fourth place be­fore to­day’s game, with games in hand on all the teams above them they have pushed them­selves very much back into con­tention.

A fan­tas­tic solo goal scor­ing haul from Gareth Mur­phy was the high­light of a good team per­for­mance. Gareth found the back of the net four times and the tally was added to with sin­gles from Ciaran McGet­ti­gan and Mark John­son. It leaves the lads know­ing if they win their games in hand, they can go top of the ta­ble.

Ju­nior ac­tion started on Wed­nes­day night when our 14Bs took on Cool­boy Rangers in a play­off to reach the fi­nal of the Di­vi­sion A1 Shield fi­nal. Un­for­tu­nately for the lads it wasn’t to be as they went down to a nar­row 2-1 de­feat. Both teams served up an en­ter­tain­ing game of foot­ball in atro­cious con­di­tions. Robert Cherry fired home the Rovers goal, they will now meet Round­wood in a third/fourth place play-off.

On Satur­day our 12Bs de­feated Ark­low Utd 4-0 at White­gates, in a fan­tas­tic team per­for­mance Evan Con­yard, Cor­mac Wal­dron, Sean O’Toole and Ben Doyle all hit the back of net.

The un­der-16s were in­volved in a ti­tanic tus­sle with hot favourites and lo­cal neigh­bours Wick­low Town in the fi­nal of the Choice Me­dia Bowl. The Town con­trolled the first half and de­served their 1-0 lead at the break.

The lads came roar­ing out of the traps and matched the Town in the se­cond half equal­is­ing when Paul Marah fired home with 13 min­utes left on the clock. The game went to ex­tra time and the Town went in front in the first pe­riod through a cruel de­flec­tion. Try that the lads did they couldn’t breach a strong Town de­fence. The lads turned in an ex­cel­lent all-round team per­for­mance against a very good Town side.

Our Last Man Stand­ing com­pe­ti­tion saga con­tin­ues, we went into round 8 with just three play­ers left stand­ing, un­for­tu­nately we won’t have our first fe­male win­ner as Rose­mary Copeland was let down by the red side of Manch­ester when United could only man­age a 0-0 home draw with Crys­tal Palace.

Mark O’Neill and Ja­son Tal­lant both went with Ever­ton and the Tof­fees obliged but only just by beat­ing Cardiff 1-0 to en­sure we go again next week. So, it’s on to round 9 and a head to head bat­tle be­tween Mark and Ja­son, we would like to wish both play­ers the very best of luck next week and once again a big thanks to ev­ery­one who par­tic­i­pated in our Last Man Stand­ing com­pe­ti­tion, your sup­port is very much ap­pre­ci­ated.

The club are cur­rently seek­ing some­one to run our club shop, the job would en­tail or­der­ing club gear through our club spon­sor Ron­nie Phillips and Jako. Part of the job would be to open club shop on oc­ca­sions in the club­house at White­gates for the sale of socks, shorts, etc. The shop can be ran by one per­son or if there’s a group of peo­ple who would be in­ter­ested please con­tact the club. You can

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