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Campile top after narrow victory



IT WAS back to Over-35 soccer league action on Friday night after some fantastic cup games one week earlier.

The battle to top Group A is turning into a three-way contest now. Kilmore entertained Cushinstown and, after a tense, hard game, emerged 4-2 winners.

Devin Furlong with a brace, Mark Doyle and Dave Foley kept them second, but only on goal difference. Tommy Cosgrave and Keith Katus netted for the visitors who remain win-less.

Corach travelled to neighbours Fastnet and continued their impressive form when running out 4-0 winners. John Staples with a hat-trick and Mick Barry got their goals.

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The game of the night in this group was in Campile as the home side hosted near neighbours Duncannon.

No quarter was given in a pulsating contest, and a shock looked on the cards after Mikey Banville had put the seasiders a goal up after a wonder strike from 30 yards.

However, two penalties in the closing stages from P.J. Banville maintained the perfect start to the league for the home side and kept them top on goal difference from Kilmore.

Meanwhile, in Group B it looks like it will also go down to a last-day shoot-out to see who tops the group after a Willie Kavanagh goal was enough to see Arklow hold off a spirited Adamstown challenge.

That keeps the pressure on Enniscorthy who in return ran out convincing 7-2 winners at home to Curracloe.

John Hudson and Colin Sheehan got a brace each, with Willie Hudson, Seán Farnan and ‘Ducker’ Hawkins also getting on the scoresheet. Aidan Clarke replied with a brace for the away side.

In the group’s other game, Taghmon picked up their first point of the season at home against Courtown.

A Lee Walsh strike wasn’t enough to earn them a win as a late reply for the away team snatched them a hard-earned point.