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Super Clones keep best form for 'LJC'

As has happened on numerous occasions down through the years in national and provincial competitions, Clones Town have saved their best form this season for matches in the Leinster Junior Cup, following inconsistent form in their first season in the MDL Premier Division.

Yesterday they had a convincing 4-0 home win over Dublin opposition Liffey Valley Rangers with goals from Brian McDonald, Gary Macken, Gerard O'Callaghan, and Stephen Smith.

They now face high flying AUL side Sandyhill Celtic next Sunday who themselves put out MDL Premier side Duleek 1-0

Rock Celtic's run in the FAI Junior Cup was ended when they lost out 1-2 after extra time away to St Pauls Artane, another MDL team, Woodview Celtic are paired against St Pauls in the Leinster Junior Cup next Sunday, and they go in to the match in confident mood following an emphatic 7-0 victory against relegation threatened Ardee Celtic.

Torro picked up a welcome point in their battle at the bottom where Peadar Farrelly scored in a 1-1 draw with Square United.

In Division one where the top two teams, Cavan Town and Marsh Celtic both lost, Skryne Tara and Newtown shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw between two mid table sides.

Thomas Mc-eown was on the mark twice for Skryne. A Laurence Duke goal was not enough to salvage anything for Parkvilla where they went down 1-2 away to St Laurence's Gate in Division two Kingscourt Harps took the honours in the battle of the top two teams in Division 3 A against Navan side Johnstown.

In a closely fought affair on Kingscourt's Synthetic Pitch, the home side took the lead after 55 minutes through James Hand with a well-struck volley from all of 20 yards.

Johnstown pressed hard for an equalizer, but following a break away with six minutes remaining Tommy Carroll netted from close range to secure all three points. The win puts Kingscourt nine points clear, but they are on average four more matches played.

The advantage of being able to play in all conditions on their excellent pitch could be pegged back by the end of the campaign. With only one team guaranteed promotion from this section the run in could go to the wire with five teams well in contention.


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