Saturday 17 March 2018

Cometh the hour cometh the Dan!

COMETH THE hour, cometh the Dan. Danny Marone that is.

The Bunclody shot-stopper pulled two saves out of the bag for his side in their penalty shoot-out success against New Ross Town to help them advance to the third round of the Carlton Millrace Wexford Cup.

His heroics occurred at Good Counsel College where Premier Division outfit Bunclody were taking on Division 1 men New Ross Town. Penalties were necessary after normal and extra-time saw the sides finish all-square on two goals apiece. Tim Halpin and John Breen were accountable for the visitors' efforts, while Paul Dunne and Anthony Rossiter netted for the hosts.

That tie was the only one that failed to produce a runaway winner, as the other four contests all resulted in very one-sided victories.

Premier Division leaders North End United had Gorey Rangers to contend with but a 3-0 triumph at Ramstown Lower saw United advance.

Jason Murphy bagged a brace for the visitors, with Craig Mcguire also on target.

Second-placed Shamrock Rovers enjoyed a surprisingly easy 4-1 landslide win over Courtown Hibs, currently sitting in fourth in the top flight.

Chris Kenny and Martin Mckeown both struck twice for the Fr. Murphy Park club. Thomas Cloake registered for Hibs. Wexford Bohs also managed to avoid a banana skin as they fired four unanswered goals past Corach Ramblers. Centre-half Deckie Downes helped himself to a double. Willie Lambert and Dermot Flood were also on target in a match that saw both sides finish with ten men.

Other sides who booked their place in the third round last weekend were Enniscorthy United courtesy of a 5-0 away win over Gorey Celtic B and Ajax Athletic, who emerged triumphant from their clash with Taghmon United 3-1.