Thursday 22 February 2018

Margaret's on course for promotion play-off

ST MARGARET'S are still on course to make the promotion play-offs in Division 4 of the AFL after they recorded a 3-13 to 2-9 win over Kilmacud Crokes at the weekend.

Margarets, who play Round Towers Clondalkin away in their final league game, always had the measure of Crokes, with Paul Lumley grabbing a hat-trick from the full forward position.

And with John Colgan and Mark Thomas strong in midfield, Pat Stritch's team were never troubled to any extent.

The result leaves Crokes level on points with bottom side Garristown but with a game in hand, and they should still be favourites to avoid automatic relegation.

Elsewhere, Man O War were easy winners over O'Dwyer's in Bremore Park, while Garristown suffered a 1-19 to 1-8 loss at home to Lucan Sarsfields.

In Division 3 Naomh Barrog ended any chance St Sylvester's had of winning the title outright with a 2-8 to 0-10 win at Broomfields.

And with Whitehall Colmcilles also having games in hand on the Malahide men, it looks more than likely that Syls will now have to travel away for their top-four promotion play-off.

In Division 2, meanwhile, struggling St Finian's suffered a two-point reversal at home to St Annes, while Cuala registered a resounding 4-17 to 1-6 win over Naomh Mearnog.

Fingal Independent

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