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O'Brien misses out on hat trick

Hoping to achieve back to back promotion to Division two. Rossin Rovers boosted their chances by a further three points as they proved too strong for a predominately very young Bohermeen Celtic side in an entertaining Michael Hetherton Architect Division three match played in Bohermeen's pitch close to Dunderry.

The away side raced into an early lead with a fine goal from Jim Marry. Mid way through the first half top scorer for the past four seasons Barry Allen got Bohermeen back on level terms. Close to the break Damien O'Brien restored the lead for Rossin, and ten minutes after the resumption the same player scored again to make it 3-1. On the hour Cody Rogers pulled a goal back for Bohermeen, but Rossin showed all their experience in the final half hour scoring three without reply, two of them from James Butler, the second of which was the goal of the match, a superb strike from twenty five metres. The other goal came from Dylan Maguire. With just four minutes remaining Rossin were awarded a penalty, but Damien O'Brien missed the opportunity to claim a hat trick, leaving the final score 6-2.

The win puts Rossin into third position on twenty six points from twelve games four points off joint Leaders Rathkenny Rovers, and Enfield Celtic, while Bohermeen have picked up just seven points from eleven games with only two teams languishing behind them.

Bellurgan United got themselves right into contention for the Integral Fitness & Leisure Premier Division with a resounding 4-0 home win against second placed Navan Cosmos. The goal scorers were Keith Finnegan, Dean Gaynor, Ciaran Sheelin, and former Louth GAA All Star Paddy Keenan. The win puts Bellurgan into joint third position. Duleek also kept up their good run when a Trevor Molloy double strike was enough to see off Rock Celtic 2-1