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Thursday 21 September 2017

Referee calls an early halt to match

The League Committee have been handed a thorny decision to make after the champions game with near-neighbours Doolargy All Stars was abandoned in extraordinary fashion .

The champions were ahead 2-1 with under half an hour to play at the all weather pitch at Muirhevnamor when apparently their goalkeeper David Cooney took exception to the referee's handling of an issue of offside.

He first was issued with a yellow card and then a red and the official felt compelled to call a halt to the action.

The game seemingly was played in a sporting fashion and nothing of a contentious matter arose until that point.

Anton Webb scored for the third game in a row for the champions, bringing his tally to four in that run, and Gary Clarke netted their other goal. Shane Taaffe replied for Doolargy.

Struggling Setanta recorded their second win of the season in mid week and in the process virtually put paid to Fane's title chances.

For Anthony Lines double salvo sent Fane to their second successive defeat after being thrashed 8-1 by joint leaders Quay in their previous outing before which they were in a good challenging position.

This setback left them six points off the pacesetters with a game more played, while Setanta have moved up behind them, admittedly six points worse off.

Their only previous win was against the pointless Walshestown, who prop up the table.

Brendan Rogers with a hat-trick spearheaded Rampart's 4-2 victory over Walshestown, who led two nil at the break. They are still without a point after seven games.

The result lifted Rampart into third place.

Results

Muirhevnamor 2 (Gary Clarke, Anton Webb) Doolargy 1 (Shane Taaffe) abandoned; Setanta 2 (Anthony Lines 2) Fane 1 (Gavin Gaffey);

Walshestown 2 (Eoin Leech 2) Rampart 4 (Brendan Rogers 3, Luca Marsella);

Quay Celtic 0 Shamrocks 0.

Fixtures

Kick-off 7.30

Tuesday, Shamrocks FC v Setanta; Walshestown v Doolargy.

Thursday, Rampart v Quay; Doolargy v Walshestown

Clancy CupMonday, July 17, Quay v Setanta, Army Grounds; Shamrocks v Doolargy, Fatima; Fane v Rampart, Gorman Park.

Tuesday, July 18, Muirhevnamor v Walshestown, Muirhevnamor.

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