Sunday 22 September 2019

Flood wins it for Bohs

Wexford football league round-up

Premier Division: Wexford Bohs were the only team to pick up three points in the Premier Division on the opening weekend as they edged out Forth Celtic 1-0 in Murrintown.

Dermot Flood scored the all-important goal for last season's Wexford Cup winners.

In the battle of the big guns, North End United and Gorey Rangers came away with a point apiece after a 1-1 draw.

New arrival from Sheriff YC, John Lester, grabbed a debut goal for North End, while Gary Murphy scored from the penalty spot for the north county men.

Cloughbawn also played out a 1-1 draw in their first game in the top flight. Martin Kehoe grabbed their goal against Rosslare Rangers, with Niall Walsh on target for the seasiders.

Campile United and Bunclody drew 1-1 as well, with Matt Foley scoring for United and Johnny Melay replying.

Moyne Rangers will begin the defence of their title on Sunday when they lock horns with local rivals Shamrock Rovers.

Division 1

Glynn Barntown made a winning start to life in Division 1 as they overcame St. Cormac's 4-3 in a thriller in Boolavogue, thanks to late winner from Patsy Malone.

St. Cormac's opened the scoring through a Matty Dunne penalty, but an Eoin O'Shea free-kick drew the visitors level.

Glynn Barntown got their noses back in front on the half hour mark when some good play between Rob Dempsey and Nigel Usher put Dave Miller in on goal and he slotted home.

However, St. Cormac's fought back again to level before half-time thanks to a powerful Jimmy Sweeney header.

Glynn Barntown took the lead again through another Eoin O'Shea free-kick, but Cormac's rallied and a superb Jamie Doyle effort from outside the box tied it up once more.

Last season's Division 2 champions pushed for the winner and got their reward with five minutes remaining when Patsy Malone headed in a Ríoghan Crosbie corner.

Bridge Rovers will be hoping to make an immediate return to the top flight, and they began their campaign with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Adamstown.

Niall Murphy (penalty) and Evan Carr scored for the Castlebridge outfit, with Ian White replying for Adamstown.

Rory O'Connor and Kean Walsh got a goal apiece for New Ross Celtic as they overcame Ferns United 2-1, while North End United's second string overwhelmed New Ross Town 5-0, with Dylan Walsh, Richie Kearney, Shane Bates (two) and Gary Cullen hitting the back of the net.

Elsewhere, Niall Harney got on the scoresheet for promotion-hopefuls Corach Ramblers as they drew 1-1 with Moyne Rangers, with Rory Newe replying for the Enniscorthy outfit.

Gorey Guardian