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Willow close in on title

A ROBBIE Shine penalty and an injury-time winner from Ronan Frawley gave 10-man Willow Park victory over nine-man Mullingar Athletic on Friday night.

The 2-1 win means the Athlone side need only avoid defeat in Wednesday evening's trip to Mountmellick to win the CCFL Senior Division title for an unprecedented sixth successive season.

Three points for Mountmellick, who need a result to avoid relegation, would result in a play-off for the Senior Division title between Willow and Mullingar Athletic.