Derby de­light for Ark­low Town af­ter goal-fest

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There was derby de­light for Ark­low Town on Satur­day evening as they saw off lo­cal ri­vals Ark­low Celtic 5-3 in a goal-fest at Bridge­wa­ter Cen­tre Park.

Conor Smith got on the end of a Kevin O’Re­gan cross to fire the vis­i­tors ahead but Town got their noses in front be­fore the in­ter­val thanks to a Liam Moore dou­ble.

Larry Byrne tapped in the re­bound af­ter a Shane Walker free-kick to bring Celtic back on level terms, but the hosts quickly re­gained the ini­tia­tive and a Shane Roche brace and an Andy Farrell goal gave them a 5-2 ad­van­tage.

Shane Farrell pulled a goal back from the penalty spot late on, but it was Ark­low Town who earned the brag­ging rights.

Else­where Avon­more pro­duced a five-star dis­play to over­come New­town United 5-1 (see fo­cus match).

Di­vi­sion 2

Lor­can Rossiter was the match win­ner for Cool­boy Rangers on Sunday, net­ting the only goal of the game as his side edged out Grey­stones United 1-0.

Willie Ka­vanagh and Conor Dodd hit the back of the net for Ark­low Town as they drew 2-2 with Sham­rock Celtic at Bridge­wa­ter Cen­tre Park, with Ross Bushe and Glen McCarthy re­ply­ing for the vis­i­tors.

Mean­while, the game be­tween Ark­low Celtic and Aughrim Rangers was aban­doned af­ter ten min­utes to to an in­jury to Celtic player Lee Doyle.

Celtic were lead­ing 1-0 at the time, with Doyle grab­bing the goal.

Every­body in­volved in Wick­low soc­cer wishes Lee a speedy re­cov­ery.

Else­where, Ark­low United won 4-2 away to Carnew (see fo­cus match).

New­town’s Shane Doyle gets up above Avon­more’s Mark Mi­ley.

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