Mcloughlin wins it for Bridge Rovers
LARRY MCLOUGHLIN gate-crashed the party at the Bogside this weekend as Bridge Rovers and Ajax Athletic went head-to-head.
Neither side have made blistering starts to the season so Sunday's clash took on added impetus as both teams looked to give their season a fresh injection of optimism. Ajax Athletic's Mossy Mahon was in a determined mood and he seemed intent on dragging his side up the table single-handedly if need be.
The striker struck thrice for the visitors to leave the scores poised at 3-3 and that's when McLoughlin rose to prominence as he bagged the all-important winning strike that earned his side a 4-3 win.
Adamstown also appeared to be well on their way to collecting three points from their clash with Bunclody. Conor Hickey and an own goal meant that they lead by two goals to nil going into the latter stages of the tie but an own goal and strikes from Adrian Wanchyk and John Savage saw Bunclody steal all three points from under Adamstown's nose.
Comebacks seemed to be quite popular in Division 1 on Sunday as we witnessed another one in Ballyeskin where Kilmore United and St. Leonard's duelled.
The Saints twice got their noses ahead thanks to efforts from Adrian Flynn and Nicky Cahill but the home side refused to lie down and goals from Mark Doyle and Shane Cassidy earned them a share of the spoils.
Rosslare Rangers and Shamrock Rovers B were also in celebratory mood on Sunday evening. Rangers emerged victorious from their tussle with Enniscorthy United by a single goal to nil while Rovers got the better of Wexford Celtic at Sinnottstown Lane by two goals to nil.
Curracle United cut a different figure however following a case of the away day blues. They slipped to a 32 defeat against Ferns United on Sunday. Liam Donnelly notched for the visitors but Ferns proved too strong on the day and sent Curracloe packing back to The River Field with nothing to show for their efforts.