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Monday 22 September 2014

Gap closed at top as Leonards lose

Published 13/11/2012 | 12:39

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ALL EYES were on Father Murphy Park last weekend as Shamrock Rovers and St. Leonards went into battle.

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Both sides sat in the top three going into the clash, with the home side slightly off the pace in third spot and the visitors riding high at the top of the table. But a lot can change in 90 minutes and just two points now separate the top three following Rovers' 3-2 victory over the saints.

Colin Sheehan, John O'Connor and Seán Wildes bagged the efforts for Shams, who will now go top should they win their game in hand over Leonards, who had Ken Cahill and Seán Ryan on target.

Kilmore United are the side wedged in between Rovers and the saints. A win for them against Adamstown would have seen them steal top spot from the saints but all they could manage in Ballyseskin was a 3-3 draw.

A Shane Cassidy double and a Peter Goldsmith single accounted for United's goals, while Shane Bradley, Conor Hickey and Paddy Sinnott were Adamstown's marksmen.

There was also a lot of action at the bottom of the table last weekend, with Bridge Rovers climbing off the bottom. They hosted Rosslare Rangers and the Bogside outfit managed to pick up a 2-1 win which lifts them above Enniscorthy United but they still remain in the drop zone.

United enjoyed a fruitful weekend themselves as they took a point off Wexford Celtic but they still find themselves propping up the table.

Those results don't bode well for Curracloe United, who found themselves on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline. Ger Molloy's strike earned Ajax Athletic all three points and it left Curracloe nervously glancing over their shoulders.

Shamrock Rovers will attempt to put further pressure on the leaders when they travel south to take on Rosslare Rangers on Sunday next.

St. Leonards are also on the road as they are away to Ferns United and will be aiming to get their bid for the title back on track.

Curracloe United are also in need of points to start climbing up the table, but they won't come easy away to Enniscorthy United.

Bridge Rovers host Kilmore United while Wexford Celtic are at home to Adamstown.

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