Saturday, January 17, 2009

Men's Division Two: Week Nine Results

Clontarf 3 (Luke Hayden, Rob Abbott, Derek Ledwidge) Bray 2 (Simon Cox 2)
Derek Ledwidge's first goal for Clontarf grabbed all three points as they faced their toughest challenge to date this term.

Early on, Simon Cox had Bray in front amid very stormy conditions at the Bullring before Luke Hayden (pictured) responded from a short corner rebound. Rob Abbott got his side ahead before the break with an upright reverse, again from a corner rebound but Cox got his eighth of the season early in the second period to make it 2-2.

Ledwidge, though, popped up with his first goal since his move from PSBPP to take a three-point lead at the top of division two with a seventh successive win.

Suttonians 5 (Vikram Singh 2, Richie Wormold, Ed Hipwell, Conor Gillett) Dublin University 0
Suttonians showed no ill effects from the departure of their two Pakistani players as they disposed of Trinity in their first league encounter of 2009.

Richie Wormold and Vikram Singh made it 2-0 by half-time before further goals from Singh, Ed Hipwell and Conor Gillett gave the side a comfortable win and close the gap on the top trio, keeping hopes high of a potential play-off place.

Navan 1 (Allan McCulloch) Avoca 2 (Will Aylmer, Stephen Day)
Avoca scraped a win over Navan at Sportslink in a hard-fought battle. Navan took the lead inside five minutes from the penalty spot. Sebastian Percivalle had made an initial save from a Navan shot but the rebound was directed onto a foot giving Allan McCulloch the chance from the spot.

Will Aylmer drew the game level, knocking in a pull back from the endline and Stephen Day got the winner early in the second half after a great move. Day took the ball on from the halfway, exchanging a one-two with Carl Breaden before hitting home from the top of the circle.

Weston 5 (Shane O'Hare 2, Phil Barron, Garvan Drohan, Adrian Graham) Naas 1 Ciaran Davenport)

Weston leap up into fifth place with a handsome win over Naas at Griffeen, shaking off the tough day endured by their seconds against Cork C of I in the early match at the Lucan venue. They were lucky, too, to get the game played with the umpires only declaring the picth playable ten minutes before tip off.

Phil Barron's drag-flick found the net via a defender's stick to set the Lucanites on their way inside five minutes with Shane O'Hare doubling up soon after from a rebound. O'Hare added his second from a slowing move, started by left-back Derek Tucker.

The influential KH student Simon Pearson played a large part in Garvan Drohan's goal to make it 4-0 before Ciaran Davenport pulled one back.

The returning Adrian Graham netted the last goal to move Weston into fifth place.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

good result for Clontarf which looks to have the league sewn up...the race for 2nd should be exciting though - very tight between the other three.

Anonymous said...

Good result for the Tarf but compliments to Bray: tough match, good hockey played in poor condition but in good spirit. A very good team.
Last weeks Skerries result didn't reflect the match but Cairnsy made the difference. But,another great match and played in good atmosphere. The way it should be played.Good luck to Bray and Skerries and looking forward to meet again.

Anonymous said...

How are trinity so bad?

Rob said...

The main difference between Bray and Clontarf was Clontarf's ability to capitalise on short corners. From play there was little to separate the two teams. Brutal weather conditions made it tough going

Anonymous said...

find all these clontarf comments very patronising..if not cringeworthy!

Anonymous said...

Its one big love in alright!

Anonymous said...

i think Sutton will come good and get the 2nd spot. then lose to Kilkenny in playoff

Anonymous said...

suts have scored 34 league golas in 7 games, id say they will make it to div 1

Anonymous said...

Sutts scored 12 in one game against Nass,big deal. They bottled it against Bray and threw away a 2 goal lead against Clontarf. They've also lost 3 games this season. No chance of promotion!

Anonymous said...

Trinity aren't that bad - they've only been properly spanked once. this weekend by a team back on the up. if they hadn't blown 2 goal leads against Clontarf and Skerries they'd be a shoe in for the title

Anonymous said...

Do'nt write Bray off for the second spot. Rob Pearson has rejoined from YMCA and they now have a strong fit squad.

Anonymous said...

trinity were never 2 up against clontarf, checked website, it was 4:1 to tarf

Anonymous said...

And Skerries still knocked 7 passed trinity!!!

Anonymous said...

skerries conceded 4 against trinity

Anonymous said...

re. jan 19th 9.59

no other club has scored 12 in a match this season. Not even the top div 1 teams against the likes of Naas. Sutton are back on the up and will be up there with a great chance of promotion at the end of the season.