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Sligo/Leitrim soccer round-up

A combination of inclement weather and a technical issue with flood lights took its toll on fixtures over the weekend.

A combination of inclement weather and a technical issue with flood lights took its toll on fixtures over the weekend.

The Premier League fixtures involving Dromore Villa and Carrick Town and Real Tubber against Boyle Celtic Reserves fell to the weather while the Division One game between Easkey Harps and St. Johns B had to be abandoned due to a failure of one block of floodlights.

As a mark of respect to the family of the late Grainne Costello, wife of Glenview stalwart Hughie Costello, the game between Glenview Stars and Manor Rangers was postponed.

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Aughanagh Celtic, who had to forfeit home advantage when their pitch was unplayable, were forced to travel northwards to Carney Village where they took on Yeats United. The south Sligo side now lead the way at the top of the Super League having beaten the Yeats men 2-1.

Calry hosted the mid table clash between Calry Bohs and Cartron United and it was the home side that claimed all three points after and they now sit in fifth position. Kilglass Inishscrone Utd, who have only managed one win this season and are bottom of the table with three points welcomed St Johns FC. Kilglass Inishscrone Utd seemed to be on course for a share of the points but a late goal for St John’s proved decisive.

Third placed Ballisodare United made the short trip to Strandhill where they took on Strand Celtic with the visitors winning by the odd goal in five.

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There was little to separate MCR FC and Chaffpool United when the sides met in Sean Fallon Park with Chaffpool scoring the only goal of the game to record a 1-0 win.

Strand Celtic Reserves and Cliffoney Celtic were in action on the Astro Pitch at the IT Sligo and it was Strand who claimed the bragging rights as they won 2-1 meaning Cliffoney Celtic remain rooted to the bottom of the table.

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Aclare Celtic who are using the Astro Pitch at Cleveragh as their home pitch this season hosted Merville United and the Maugheraboy side took no prisoners in this tie. Leading Goal scorer David Blaine added four more to his tally for this season as Merville recorded an emphatic 10-0 win.

Oscar Traynor Competition

The League representative squad continue their preparations for next Sunday’s tie against the Mayo League in the Oscar Traynor competition. Manager Frank McGarry and his assistant John Coen have requested that all players that have been selected attend Ray MacSharry Complex for training, this evening, Wednesday, November 28 at 7.30pm sharp.

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