Friday, March 27, 2009

Skerries close in on playoff place

The ever-shifting ebb and flow of the division two play-off race swung back into Skerries favour last night as they scored twice in the second half to end Suttonians outside hopes. After an even first half, the seasiders picked up their third successive win as Felix Nacken and Ali McMahon notched up the necessary goals.

They retake the second place they lost to Bray five weeks ago, taking the psychological advantage into Saturday's game between the rivals. A win for Skerries, followed by three points at home against Naas on Sunday, would confirm them as second placed finishers.

Anything else and Bray could be back in the game while Avoca will need four wins from four. They start with much improved Trinity.

Clontarf's victory parade begins against Weston, though they do so with their first injury crisis of the season. Stephen Ludgate, Nick Burke, Andrew Poynter, Gordy Lindsay and Gareth Borland are all likely to be on the absentee list. Poynter misses out due to his involvement with the Irish cricket team, currently warming up for their world cup qualifiers.

Suttonians against Naas is the other Saturday game.

Division 2 (Saturday) Avoca vs Dublin University, TBC, Newpark; Naas vs Suttonians, TBC, Caragh Road; Clontarf vs Weston, 3.30pm, Mount Temple; Bray vs Skerries, 2.15pm, Loreto Bray
Sunday: Skerries vs Naas, 2.30pm, Skerries


Anonymous said...


Brian Mac said...

Butsy, you look like a real coach in that picture. The camera adds a few pounds though

Anonymous said...

Do it for the club Brown!

Anonymous said...

Skerries Vs. Naas is off on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

How is it that Skerries get to replay a match against Suttonians after they backed out of the original fixture the night before the match?

The branch needs to be stricter on this type of behaviour. 3 points should have been awarded to the Sutton outfit in such a situation.

Anonymous said...

any of yesterdays results?

Anonymous said...

pembroke beat corinthians 2-1
monkstown beat rovers 4-3
ucd beat kilkenny

Derek said...

Clontarf 6 Weston 1
Bray 3 Skerries 1
Avoca 2 Trinity 2

Looks like its all to play for with Bray and Skerries still to play Clontarf in the last two remaining matches.
Looking at the final matches Bray have a tough game against Trinity to play.
Time for the neutrals to make predictions. I think Bray will hold on for second place.

Anonymous said...

Skerries for second.

Bray have to play Clontarf and Trinity

Skerries play Clontarf and Nass.

Skerries get 3 points and BRay get zero.

Skerries second by 2 points.

Anonymous said...

suttonians 3 nass 1