The weather took its toll on some fixtures in the league last weekend. The game Premier League tie between Strand Celtic Reserves and Manor Rangers was postponed while the Super League fixture of Strand Celtic Versus Yeats United was switched to Carney.
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Boyle Celtic were at home in the Bowl taking on fifth placed Ballisodare United on Saturday evening knowing that a win would keep the pressure on neighbours and Super League Leaders Aughanagh Celtic . A 5-1 victory moves Boyle Celtic one point clear at the summit of the elite Super League.
City United were back in League action after a long absence due to cup commitments and fixture postponements and they couldn’t have asked for a tougher test on their return when they took on Super League leaders Aughanagh Celtic. An absorbing 3-3 draw means Aughanagh relinquished top spot to Boyle Celtic.
The tie between Strand Celtic and Yeats United saw Yeats United claim all three points as they recorded a 2-0 win while Cartron United recorded a comprehensive 4-0 win over Inishscrone United.
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Dromore Villa took on second placed Carrick Town on the Astro Pitch at Cleveragh and what a game it turned out to be. The Leitrim outfit must have thought they had the bragging rights over the West Sligo sea-siders when Niall Flanagan, Niall Loner, Brian O Donnell and Stephen Sirle all scored for Carrick Town, however Villa had different ideas as Shane Neary, Mark Wilson and Michael Connolly all getting their names on the score sheet. Then with the 90th minute drawing ever closer Shane Neary was taken down in the box and referee Stephen Fallon had no option but to point to the penalty spot. James Hynes dusted himself down and converted the spot kick to claim a point from this pulsating game which finished 4-4.
Forthill was the setting for the clash between Glenview Stars and Chaffpool United who going into this tie were one place and three points below their hosts. Chaffpool United drew level on points with the Sligo Town side with a lone goal from Myles Keyes.
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Second placed St Johns B put a dent in Merville United’s hopes of promotion to the Premier League. Merville United led 2-0 at half time but St Johns came out after the break a rejuvenated side and two goals in quick succession saw the sides draw level. A sublime header from David Heffernan saw the Carraroe men go 3-2 up before Anthony Johnston hit a brilliant strike from 25 yards out and the tie ended up 4-2 to St Johns B.
Aclare Celtic took on Arrow Harps in the afternoon tie at the Astro Facility in Cleveragh. Harps were hoping to close the gap on leaders Coolaney United who did not play last weekend and went ahead in the first half Aclare equalised in the second half and the spoils were shared with the 1-1 result.
There are only three points between the top three in Division One which means the title race is still wide open. One would be foolish to rule out the possibility of Merville United being in contention considering the amount of games in hand they hold.