Men's Division Two: Week five results

Navan 2 (Ruairi Clarke, Francis Houlihan) Skerries 1 (Ali McMahon)
Navan produced the shock of division two thus far to break their duck for the season against the league leaders, Skerries. The visitors had the majority of the play in the first half, scoring through Ali McMahon in the 30th minute from a corner.

The Badgers, though, stuck to their game plan and held firm in the face of more Skerries’ attacks. Ruairi Clarke got them back on terms 15 minutes into the second half and with time running out, Francis Houlihan netted from a corner for a famous win. The corner was won by 16-year-old Simon McKeever on his senior debut with an impressive run into the circle.

Weston 2 (Karl Matthews, Barry Hyland) Bray 3 (Stephen Jones 2, Simon Cox)
Bray salvaged all three points with a hotly disputed late goal in Griffeen Valley Park, recovering to win despite trailing on two occasions against Weston. The Lucan-side took the lead before half-time when Karl Matthews scored but Bray were back on terms thanks to Stephen Jones scrappy effort soon after half-time.

The Wicklow-men had the majority of play, hitting the post and going close a couple of time while player-coach Paul Kennedy and Shane O’Hare defended well deep in their own half. Barry Hyland restored the lead, rounding Greg Keeley brilliantly for 2-1 but a Simon Cox goal and Jones’ second ended hopes of a second win this term. Bray, meanwhile, stay in touch with Clontarf in the title chase.

Suttonians 2 (Mukhtar Ahmed, V Singh) Clontarf 4 (Andrew Poynter 2, Ross McMullen 2)
Clontarf produced a sensational second half fightback to beat Suttonians on their own patch. Suttonians held a 2-0 advantage thanks to Singh and Ahmed but found the game turned on its head with two goals apiece from Irish cricket international Andrew Poynter and Ross McMullen.

All the goals came in a ten minute burst at the start of the second half. The golden patch began in the 38th when McMullen was left all alone on the back post to tap in. Poynter added two tidy deflections from corners before the scoring was completed in the 45th minute.

The bad news for Clontarf was Rob Abbott’s red card. He received a deserved yellow for a bodycheck and picked up a second late on in the game.

Avoca Naas – postponed

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