IT APPEARS Arklow Town will have a struggle on their hands as they bid to retain the Premier Division crown.
On Friday evening, despite it almost being November, the Bridgewater Centre Park side contested just their third league fixture of the season and it saw them accrue just their fifth point.
BBK United was their opponents as they made the relatively short trip to the Arklow venue to take on the champions. And United showed massive guts as they returned home with a point despite having to play for over 70 minutes with just ten men. A Willie Sinnott double was enough to secure a 2-2 draw for the Brittas Park outfit. Peter Walker and Willie Kavanagh netted for the hosts, who currently sit in the relegation zone.
They find themselves in the bottom two owing to the fact that Ashford Rovers managed their second win of the campaign on Sunday. They took on Shillelagh United in Ballard and a 1-3 success lifted them out of the drop zone.