Friday, March 26, 2010

Avoca take on division two lead

Avoca became the third side to hold the top spot in five days in men’s division two as they won twice in midweek, edging ahead of Weston by virtue of goal difference though the Lucan side have a game in hand.

The Blackrock side started with a come-from-behind win at Bray on Tuesday as home skipper Phil Davis fired in an excellent drag-flick. Enda Gallanagh and Stephen Brownlow both scored from play to swap the lead by half-time and three second half goals sealed a comfortable win.

And they followed up with a significant blow to rivals Suttonians' title hopes, winning 4-0 on the Howth peninsula with two goals in each half.

The results mean a win over Bray in their final league encounter guarantees Avoca a top two place while if Suttonians can get a win at home against Weston, a potential tiebreaker could be needed for top spot. Dublin Uni’s outside hopes of taking a playoff spot, meanwhile, were ended.

Suttonians and Weston will hope for no slip-ups on Saturday when they face Bray and Navan, respectively.

Division Two:
Tuesday: Bray 1 (Phil Davis) Avoca 5 (Enda Gallanagh, Stephen Brownlow, Ezra Handelman, Martin Naughton, Stephen Day)
Wednesday: Suttonians 0 Avoca 4 (Stephen Brownlow, Rob Pearson, Willie Aylmer, Peter Haughton)

Saturday fixtures:
Bray v Suttonians, 1pm, Loreto Bray; Weston vs Navan, 1.30pm, Griffeen Valley Park

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