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Kerley the cars hero

Carrick Rovers took a break from league action following their 10-goal thriller last week in which they lost out narrowly by 4-6 to Woodview.

This week their attention turned to the knockout stages of the Kilmessan Shield, and they came through to book a quarter-final spot, courtesy of a Brendan Kerley hat trick which proved just enough to see off a stern challenge from division one side Longwood where Carrick won 3-2.

Cavan Town qualified for the knock out stages following a comprehensive 6-2 success at home to Robinstown in their final group match, a Kevin Morris double strike was added to with goals from Vinny Wimsey, Shane Byrne, Paddy Hessin, and Brian Morris.

Duleek kept up their 100% record in the premier Division when they defeated previously unbeaten Trim Celtic 2-0 with goals from Graham Conway and Gavin Riordan.

A battle between two teams yet to get off the mark in division, Clones Town and Albion Rovers resulted in a 2-0 win for Albion, Muirhevnamor's early season form would appear to have justified the Meath & District League grading of being put straight into division one.

They have now put back to back victories together following a defeat and a draw in their opening two fixtures.

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The latest success a 5-2 win at home to Skryne with the scores coming from Thomas Woods, Brendan Hughes, Daniel Berry, Ciaran Boland, and Caoimhin Griffin.

Elsewhere in the divison last season's two promoted sides Kells-Blackwater and Kentstown were in action against each other, and it was the Kells side that came out on top winning 3-0 with all the goals coming in the second half courtesy of Gary Arkins, Danny Mc-Govern, and Shane Mc-Geough.

In division two Kells Celtic and Park Celtic Summerhill have started off well, and they shared the spoils in a closely fought 2-2 draw.


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