Saturday 20 January 2018

Rovers in prime league position

GAPS WERE both opened and closed in Wexford's top flight last weekend as three victories were served up from the three outings on show in the Carlton Millrace Premier Division.

Representing the title contenders was Shamrock Rovers who strode a step closer to ending North End United's reign at the head of the table.

Martin Mckeown (two), Chris Kenny and Ian Sinnott were all on target for Rovers in their facile 4-0 success over promotion hopefuls Wexford Bohs at Fr. Murphy Park.

Rovers are now just a win off dislodging the Hollygrove men and the second-placed club significantly have played a game less than their title rivals.

Two other sides meanwhile were making vital steps towards securing their status as Premier Division clubs for another term. New Ross Celtic and Bunclody both collected victories to move eight and four points clear of the trap door.

Celtic faced second from bottom Adamstown and they eased their relegation worries with a comfortable 3-0 win. Mikey Grangel, Conor Purcell and Steven O'leary did the damage for Celtic who now require just seven more points to guarantee they succeed in their safety bid. Bunclody took on Ferns United in Clone and their 2-1 victory helped them to climb above both United and Gorey Rangers. Johnny Dwyer was the home side's marksmen and they remain three points above the relegation zone.

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