Thursday 23 November 2017

Hibs had better be well prepared

CAMPILE UNITED are taking no hostages in the early stages of the season judging by their two results to date.

Having thumped Courtown Hibs 5-0 on the opening day of the season, they made Forth Celtic their next victims by blitzing the Murrintown men 16 in their own back yard.

Next on United's radar? Courtown Hibs, who they face on Sunday, despite the duo having tangled just nine days ago.

Park Hotspur also opened their account in some style last week. A 5-1 dismantling of Forth Celtic saw them shoot to the upper echelons of the table but they crashed back down to earth on Sunday.

Lee Wadding Byrne put the visitors ahead at Drinagh only for Paul Underwood to hit back for Bohs. It looked like those strikes were going to cancel each other out but then with two minutes left on the clock Dermot Flood secured a late win for his side when his free kick found the back of the net.

There were three other matches in the top flight this weekend and they all saw 100% records being maintained.

All great sides must be consistent and it's so far so good for Shamrock Rovers who registered another 3-0 success this week. New Ross Town were the visitors to Father Murphy Park but they returned home emptyhanded. Strikes from John Hudson (2) and James Carty saw to that.

North End United was Rovers' main nemsis last term and the pair look like they'll be reopening that battle. United took on Gorey Rangers in Holygrove Park and emerged victorious on a comfortable scoreline of three goals to nil. Adam Beary, Shane Dempsey and Paul Murphy shared goalscoring duties amongst themselves.

Moyne Rangers bring the curtain down on this week's round-up. They proved last week's steamrolling of Wexford Bohs was no fluke thanks to a 2-0 triumph over New Ross Celtic and now join Rovers, North End and Campile at the head of the table.

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