Thursday, October 22, 2009

Good's four set up Sullivan skirmish

Wesley and Sullivan Upper set up a direct battle for the one semi-final place in Group D as they both picked up wins in their ties against Sutton Park and Raphoe's Royal and Prior this morning.

Kyle Good struck four times in Wesley's 8-0 win over Sutton, while Peter English netted one to bring his tournament tally to four, too. Shane Madeley's (pictured, left, in Leinster action) double and a Rob Fitzgerald strike made up the end total. Their hopes of progression, though, will be decided this afternoon when they play Sullivan. The Holywood school beat Raphoe 1-0 to match Wesley's two wins from two games.

Elsewhere, St Andrew's hopes of making the semi-finals was dealt a massive blow when they were beaten 3-1 by Midleton. Wallace look the side most likely to emerge from Group B following their 4-0 win over Cookstown this morning and are the only side with two wins from the two rounds to date. St Andrew's need a big win this afternoon to have any chance of progressing ahead of the Lisburn school.

In Group C, Banbridge and Bandon have set up one of the most enticing fixtures of the group phases following their second wins of the tournament. Bann beat Campbell College 7-3 in a lively encounter while Mount Temple were ousted 5-1 by Bandon GS. Mark Ryan got the goal for Temple in response to Darren Sweetnam's double and other strikes from Malcolm Coombes, Fionn O'Leary and Aiden Walsh. Banbridge's better goal difference means they need just a draw from this afternoon's fixture with Bandon.

In Group A, Ashton are in pole-position with two wins as they beat Kilkenny 2-1 thanks to goals from Richard Lynch and Richard Sweetnam.

Day Two Results:
Group A: Ashton 2 Kilkenny 1; Kilkeel 0 Friends 5
Group B: St Andrew's 1 Midleton 3; Cookstown 0 Wallace 4
Group C: Banbridge 7 Campbell 3; Bandon 5 Mount Temple 1
Group D: Wesley 8 Sutton Park 0; Sullivan Upper 1 Raphoe 0

Standings after two rounds:
Group A: 1. Ashton 6pts (+5) 2. Friends 6pts (+7) 3. Kilkenny 0pts (-3) 4. Kilkeel 0pts (-9)
Group B: 1. Wallace 6pts (+8) 2. St Andrews 3pts (0) 3. Midleton 3pts (-2) 4. Cookstown 0pts (-6)
Group C: 1. Banbridge 6pts (+15) 2. Bandon 6pts (+7) 3. Campbell 0pts (-7) 4. Mount Temple 0pts (-15)
Group D: 1. Wesley College 6pts (+12) 2. Sullivan Upper 6pts (+4) 3. Raphoe 0pts (-4) 4. Sutton Park 0pts (-12)


Anonymous said...

Didn't see Midleton beating St. Andrews! Did anyone see the match??

Anonymous said...

Well done Midleton ! jaaaabbb Nick !

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Anonymous said...

Hold on, did Rob Fitzgerald actually score for Wesley? I mean he's one of their keepers.

Anonymous said...

Rob Fitzgerald scored?! as in wesley's gk?

Anonymous said...

yes he did indeed