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Rangers close gap on leaders

Soccer round-up


Premier Division

Gorey Rangers moved to within four points of leaders Shamrock Rovers with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Forth Celtic in Murrintown on Sunday.

Ryan Busher gave the home side an early lead, but second-half goals from Gary Murphy and Joe Bolger earned Rangers the points.

Meanwhile, North End United got another three points on the board with a 4-0 triumph over Moyne Rangers.

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Danny Furlong helped himself to a hat-trick, while Paul Murphy also got on the scoresheet for the Sky Blues.

Division 1

North End United stretched their lead at the top of Division 1 to eight points when earning a 3-1 away win over Cloughbawn on Sunday. Jay Murphy (two) and Daryl Power got the goals for the Wexford town side, with Cillian Doyle replying.

Corach Ramblers moved level on points with Crossabeg in second place after a 3-0 win over Glynn Barntown. Rob Farrell, Cathal Cummins and Niall Harney got the goals.

The game between New Ross Celtic and Bunclody was abandoned after 62 minutes due to a serious injury to Bunclody’s Shane Franklin. Everybody involved in Wexford football wishes Shane a speedy recovery.

Celtic held a 2-0 advantage at the time, with Richie Hennessy and Jack Foran hitting the back of the net.

Division 2

Gorey Rangers moved level on points with Ajax Athletic at the top of Division 2 after a 4-1 win over Kilmore United on Sunday.

Killian Cushe, Conor Travers, Cormac Doyle and Seán O’Brien all hit the back of the net for the north county side.

Meanwhile, the referee was forced to abandon the game between St. Cormac’s and Raheen in the 87th minute, with Raheen leading 2-1 through goals from Shane Murphy and Dylan Whitty.

Division 3

Substitute Eoin Hartigan earned Wexford Albion a share of the spoils against local rivals Wexford Bohs on Sunday.

Bohs held a 1-0 advantage at the break through Alex Clarke, but a stunning 20-yard strike from Hartigan saw Albion pick up a point.

Under-19 League

Kilmore United continue to lead the way in the Under-19 League after a Jude Bates double earned them a hard-fought 2-1 win over Gorey Celtic.

Gorey Rangers moved into second spot thanks to a 4-0 win over Rathnure United. Liam Lynch bagged a hat-trick for Rangers, with an own goal adding to their tally.

Cathal Mooney and Finn Waters netted for New Ross Town, but they lost out 4-2 to Glynn Barntown, with Michael Mackey, Oisin Dunne, Greg Furlong and Dylan O’Brien scoring for the winners.