Saturday, February 21, 2009

Men's Division Two: Week Eleven Results

Clontarf 3 (Rob Abbott, Luke Hayden, Richie Forrest) Avoca 1 (Stephen Brownlow)
Two constants exist in division two. The first is that Clontarf will win, the second is the unpredictability of everything below them. The two dovetailed perfectly this afternoon for the Dublin 3 side to move 11 games clear of the pack with a maximum of 18 points left to play for.

Three corner goals - a drag from Rob Abbott (pictured celebrating with Tom Noonan), one from Luke Hayden and a second phase strike from Richie Forrest - did the damage with Stephen Brownlow getting one in return but he could not prevent the Blackrock side's winning run from ending.

Skerries 1 (Ali McMahon) Dublin University 5 (Ben Hewitt 2, Craig Moore, Andy Gray, Daire Coady)
Dublin Uni moved into a share of third spot - the highest they have been all season - after another good win, this time having too much for an understrength Skerries.

Former skipper Ben Hewitt bagged two early with Midleton-man Craig Moore making it 3-0 by half-time. Andy Gray added the fourth before Skerries got one back but Daire Coady ensured a fourth successive win. Skerries play-off hopes, however, take a major hit.

Weston 4 (Paul Kennedy, Shane O'Hare, Simon Pearson, Mark Benzies) Suttonians 1 (Vikram Singh)
Weston pulled off a minor surprise to end Suttonians recent good run, ultimately handing Clontarf even more points to play with at the top of the table - points they scarcely need.

Player-coach Paul Kennedy's corner strike was cancelled out by Vikram Singh's reverse five minutes into the second half but from then on the Lucan side picked off their scores.

Shane O'Hare got a deflection from a free-hit near the edge of the circle for 2-1 before Mark Benzies was credited with a bizarre goal. His effort hit the post before rebounding onto a defender's head and back into the net.

Simon Pearson added the fourth to, once again, make the play-off spot anyone's guess.

Bray 5 (Jamie Crawford 2, Rob Pearson, Simon Cox, Phil Davis) Navan o -
Bray move back into second place, thanks to their comfortable win over Navan. Former Three Rock colt Jamie Crawford banged in a pair while Rob Pearson - back with the club after half a season with YMCA - was also on the scoresheet. They take the hot potato of the play-off place for the next week and should prevail for an extra seven days after a trip to Naas.

At least one of Suttonians and Skerries will drop points next week while Trinity face Clontarf and Avoca have a bye, meaning Bray could have a chance to make the place their own in round twelve.

* For more pictures from the Clontarf vs Avoca game by Deryck Vincent, click here


Anonymous said...

what happened to suttoians?

Anonymous said...

middleton man and his sidekick bangor boy

Derek said...

Both teams were fairly equal in terms of numbers of chances. Suttonians didn't take there chances. Weston did. That pretty much sums up the difference on the day.
Weston are a different proposition at home.
Simon Pearson scored the bizarre goal.

Anonymous said...

fair play to weston, great result.

Anonymous said...

Like I said last week: Trinity for promotion. It takes one to know one because every dog has its day and there's no use arguing over spilt milk. Its just water under the bridge now. It's gonna be an interestin run in.

Anonymous said...

Good to see the league so competitive, makes every result all the more important on the run in.
Just some housekeeping in Bray v Navan game, Phil Davis got two for Bray, Simon Cox set him up for his first though. Coxy should be sharing the spoils, he's scoring enough atm!

Anonymous said...

Are avoca looking for a young defender for the 1s???

Anonymous said...

Small thing, I don't think the ball came off the defenders head in the suttonians game....There was defo a bit of leg involved, but no head. SF

Anonymous said...

who is the yound defender??? is he any good ?