Wednesday 17 January 2018

St. Anthony's stage amazing comeback to stun BBK United

FINN PARK witnessed something truly spectacular this weekend.

It occurred during the meeting of St. Anthony's and BBK United. Antony's went into the clash at the top of the table, while United were just a slim point off the relegation zone. But nobody would've guessed that as Willie Sinnott (2), Warren Crowley and the evergreen Deccie Byrne fired the visitors into a 0-4 lead at the break. It seemed that the Brittas Park side were cruising to their third league win of the season. The hosts, however, had different plans and they ran in five remarkable second half goals to steal a 54 victory and leave their visitors dumbfounded. Darren Collopy and Martin Williams both struck twice in that mind-blowing second period, with Patrick Woods adding the other as the Kilcoole club staged an astounding comeback.

United received further bad news when they learned that Arklow Celtic had registered just their second triumph of the season. The Celtic Park club faced the very short trip to Ferndale Park to take on local rivals

Arklow United and a 2-3 win has moved them to within a win of fifth spot. John Kearons bagged two of those efforts for Celtic, with Anthony Sheehan grabbing the other. Mark Nolan and Mick Murphy scored for the hosts.

All three Arklow sides were in action in the top flight this week. Reigning champions Arklow Town togged out on Friday evening and they brushed Enniskerry YC aside with ease at Berryfield Lane. Gavin Doyle (2), Danny O'Hart, Peter Walker and Willy Kavanagh all got on the scoresheet as the Bridgewater Centre Park side continued their climb up the table.

The side currently in their sights is Newtown United A but the Magpies also had a successful weekend.

They fell behind early on at the Matt Kelly Memorial Grounds but they rallied and in the end they were comfortable 6-2 winners. Dessie Waters and John Heffernan both struck twice for the hosts, with Cathal McNicholas and Dean Odlum also notching.

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