Saturday 24 June 2017

Enniskerry escape relegation zone

ENNISKERRY YC'S stint in the relegation zone was a very brief one. The Berryfield Lane found themselves squeezed into the bottom two by Ashford Rovers last week but they landed their second win of the season on Friday evening and have dumped the Ballilea Park side right back into the danger zone as a result.

Arklow Celtic were the opponents for Enniskerry on Friday and home advantage proved to be key as Celtic slid to their sixth defeat from six matches. Enniskerry's previous league victory was also against an Arklow side. It was Arklow United on that occasion, and the score line was 2-1. This time out it finished 3-2, with Ger Harvey bagging a brace for the hosts and Derek Quigley celebrating becoming a father by adding the other. Edwin Walker and Darren Rowan were on target for the basement side.

There was also a top of the table clash this weekend. Unbeaten league leaders took on unbeaten third placed side St. Anthony's and the hosts were forced to part ways with their record after the Magpies ran out 3-4 winners.

Goals from Dean Odlum and Cathal McNicholas had given the Magpies a 0-2 lead but that old cliché about that being a scoreline reared its ugly head as the Saints battled back to lead 3-2 courtesy of strikes from Darren Collopy (2) and Keith Reynolds.

United opened up a four point lead at the top of the table though when Odlum levelled with his second of the game before substitute Neilly Martin bagged the winner with ten minutes left.

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