PIKE ROVERS produced a five star display against Ballyanty Rovers to move into the top three in the Limerick Premier Division yesterday.
A 5-0 win, courtesy of goals from Eoin Hanrahan (2), Pa Maloney, Keith Hartnett and Alan Barry sealed the home win for the Hoops at the expense of the mid-table Northside club in the big match of the day on Shannonside.
Aisling put brakes on Janesboro's dream
Meanwhile, second place Regional United missed out on the opportunity to leap frog Janesboro at the top of the table after they were beaten 3-1 by Aisling Annacotty.
Colm Scanlon with a brace and a further strike from Robbie Hammond secured the points at the expense of the Dooradoyle club who were t wo points adrift of the Boro going in Sunday's mornings clash.
Meanwhile, Wembley Rovers saw off the challenge of Carew Park courtesy of a solitary strike from Diarmuid O'Callaghan and Kilmallock piled on the misery for bottom of the table Geraldine's with a 3-0 victory.
Polonia within an ace of major Lawson upset
Division 2B table toppers Polonia Luimni meantime, almost pulled off one of the biggest shocks of the season against Premier League leaders Janesboro in the Lawson Cup.
Polonia were actually leading 1-0 in the latter stages of this encounter but two goals in the final
ten minutes - the winner from Pa Barry - saved the Boro's blushes and averted one of the biggest gian killing acts of reason seasons.
Granville Youths sink 'View
Meanwhile, in the Munster Youth Cup, Granville Rangers beat Fairview Rangers on penalties after both sides were locked at 2-2 following a top class cup tie.
In the Limerick Desmond League, Abbeyfeale and Broadford failed to put the pressure on the top two, Rathkeale and Askeaton, who both dropped points at the weekend, after they played out a 1-1 draw on Sunday morning.