Sunday 23 April 2017

Glenanne storm to the summit

David Medcalf

Glenanne made light of the Corinthians challenge yesterday as they cruised to the top of the Leinster league with a 5-1 victory.

Clocking up their third win from as many games, the holders showed that there is more to their attack than the prolific Gary Shaw.

Granted, Shaw claimed his sixth of the season at St Mark's, but Clive Kennedy, Richie Shaw, Eddie O'Malley and Stephen Brownlow all scored. Davy Carson replied.

Pembroke Wanderers moved into second place as they dealt Monkstown their first reverse of the campaign. Matthew Brown got the winner in a 2-1 success. Pembroke host Glenanne next weekend.

At Grange Road, Three Rock Rovers stalwart Alan Bothwell saw red in a 0-0 draw with YMCA.

Meanwhile, Vikki Walsh (16) made a dream start to her senior career as she scored for Leinster champions Hermes in their 2-0 defeat of Pembroke.

Fellow schoolgirl Siabh Hogan Logan also impressed -- with all the Ireland players rested, the youngsters made the most of their opportunity. Sinead Connery also netted.

Unfancied Corinthians ran Loreto close in a seven-goal thriller at Whitechurch Park.

Railway Union salvaged a point against UCD through a last-minute effort from Jean McDonnell.

Glenanne held Old Alexandra scoreless up to half-time before Erika Hinkson stamped her authority on proceedings with a brace.

Irish Independent

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