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Saturday 30 August 2014

Perfect Rovers run ended by Rangers

Published 05/03/2013 | 05:38

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ALTHOUGH only three games were played, the Premier Division title race was thrown wide open after Shamrock Rovers were held to a draw on Sunday last.

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The reigning champions made the short journey north to take on Gorey Rangers and it took a dramatic goal 15 minutes from the end to hand them a 1-1 share of the spoils.

The home side had taken an early second-half lead playing some quality football. They still seemed on course to bring off the shock of the day until Emmet Quirke popped up with a superb equaliser after 75 minutes to give the titleholders a point.

Interestingly, the game also saw an end to Rovers' one hundred per cent league record, with the result making their clash with chasing North End now of huge importance.

Courtown Hibs took all three points on their visit to Barrowside, with two first-half goals from Eugene O'Brien giving them a 2-0 interval lead. They went on to add a third before Gary Sinnott pulled one back for the home side who are still seeking their first points of the campaign and now look doomed to relegation.

Forth Celtic's recent dismal run continued when going down to a 2-1 home defeat to Moyne Rangers who keep on pushing their way towards the top. Forth Celtic now look like joining New Ross Town in the drop to Division 1 football next season.

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