Tombrack, Gorey Celtic seconds upset formbook
TOMBRACK UNITED and Gorey Celtic 'B' pulled off the big surprises in the opening round of the Under-11 Cup on Saturday last.
Division 3 title challengers Tombrack needed penalties (3-2) to see off Division 2 rivals New Ross Town after the sides played out a 2-2 draw after extra-time. The disappointing day for second division clubs continued when Corach Ramblers fell on the Gorey Celtic 'B' sword, losing 4-0 to the north county side. There were also wins for Shelbourne United, Bridge Rovers, North End United, Gorey Rangers and Courtown Hibs.
In the second round Kilmore produced the performance of the day to knock Duncannon out. The battle of the seasiders was a tightly-contested affair but it was Division 3 side Kilmore who came out 2-0 winners over their Divison 1A foes. Gorey Celtic also upset the apple-cart, dismissing New Ross Celtic (4-2 on penalties), while there were also wins for Caim United, St. Leonards, Forth Celtic, Enniscorthy Town, Wexford Celtic and St. Joseph's 'B'.
Gorey Celtic were also big winners on the opening day of the Under-13 Cup. The Division 1A side sent local rivals Courtown Hibs packing with a 4-0 victory while Rathnure came close to causing a big shock when taking St. Joseph's all the way to penalties before going down 3-2 on spot-kicks.
Enniscorthy United, Moyne Rangers, Taghmon United, Gorey Rangers, New Ross Celtic, Shelbourne United, Cloughbawn and North End United all recorded strong victories to progress to the third round while Forth Celtic and Campile United were made to fight hard for successes by Curracloe United and Camolin Celtic respectively.
A 3-2 win for New Ross Town was the surprise result in the Under-15 Cup first round, with Division 2 side Wexford Celtic on the wrong end of the upset. Wexford Albion, Moyne Rangers, Bunclody, Gorey Rangers, Campile United and Gorey Celtic all cruised to big wins but Curracloe United were pushed to their limits before finally seeing off Moyne Rangers 'B'.