KILLARNEY Athletic stay on course for making the Premier A final after a crucial win over Classic FC at Woodlawn on Saturday evening.
In a keenly contested game Athletic had to work hard to ground out the result they required. Goals from Jamie Doolan and Lucas Polac was enough to do the business. Alan O'Shea was the Classic scorer.
It is taken for granted the Killarney Celtic will make the final and the big fight in this division is for second place. This win now puts them five points ahead of third placed Castleisland and six points ahead of fourth placed The Park.
However, Castleisland have a game in hand over Athletic while The Park have two games in hand. Athletic now know that if they win their remaining three games they are guaranteed at least a play-off for second place. Likewise, if The Park win their remaining five games they will also be at least in a play-off situation.
Denny Premier B
Ballymac Galaxy 1
THE twists and turns continues in this title race with Ballymac dropping three points and Castlegregory giving themselves an outside chance of making it to the final with this crucial victory.
In a tight game, goals from Damian Finn and Colm Silles took the game for the West Kerry side who will have to win their remaining three league games and hope that Asdee, Killorglin and Ballymac drop points in their remaining games.
Now Ballymac will have to beat Asdee twice to stay in the hunt while if Killorglin can defeat Castlegregory they will be on their way to the decider. So an awful lot to be played for in the remaining games, but Asdee and Killorglin are in the best positions at present and it is up to Ballymac Galaxy and Castlegregory to pull out all the stops in their remaining games as a defeat even perhaps a draw for either of them will see them out of the title race.
Denny Division 1A
Castlemaine United 3
Ballyhar Dynmos 4
IN a seven-goal thriller Ballyhar took the three league points.
It looked as if Ballyhar were in for an easy win when they led 2-0 at the interval with goals from Pat Kissane Kevin Casy. However, Castlemaine hit back and goals from John James Griffin, Philip Griffin and Laurence O'Dowd to make it 3-2. John Hayes brought the game back to parity with a good strike and a late penalty from Ger Fitzgerald won the game for Ballyhar. Best for the winners were Dan O'Shea, Cathal Daly, Padraig O'Sullivan, Padraig O'Sullivan, Sean O'Sullivan and Matt King
Denny Division 1 B
Killorglin B 1
L B Rovers 5
LB Rovers moved to second place in the table after a very comfortable win over Killorglin. Moussirine Auro bagged a brace while Anthony O'Connor Philip Moran and Eoin O'Mahony completyed the scoring. Eamon Carey ws the Killorglin scorer.
CSKA are already through to the final in this division and it is now between LB and Balloonagh for the second place. LB are now two points ahead of Balloonagh they have played a game more. The two sides meet before the season is over and this game should decide who will join CSKA in the decider.