Men's Division Two: Week Nine Results

Clontarf 3 (Luke Hayden, Rob Abbott, Derek Ledwidge) Bray 2 (Simon Cox 2)
Derek Ledwidge’s first goal for Clontarf grabbed all three points as they faced their toughest challenge to date this term.

Early on, Simon Cox had Bray in front amid very stormy conditions at the Bullring before Luke Hayden (pictured) responded from a short corner rebound. Rob Abbott got his side ahead before the break with an upright reverse, again from a corner rebound but Cox got his eighth of the season early in the second period to make it 2-2.

Ledwidge, though, popped up with his first goal since his move from PSBPP to take a three-point lead at the top of division two with a seventh successive win.

Suttonians 5 (Vikram Singh 2, Richie Wormold, Ed Hipwell, Conor Gillett) Dublin University 0
Suttonians showed no ill effects from the departure of their two Pakistani players as they disposed of Trinity in their first league encounter of 2009.

Richie Wormold and Vikram Singh made it 2-0 by half-time before further goals from Singh, Ed Hipwell and Conor Gillett gave the side a comfortable win and close the gap on the top trio, keeping hopes high of a potential play-off place.

Navan 1 (Allan McCulloch) Avoca 2 (Will Aylmer, Stephen Day)
Avoca scraped a win over Navan at Sportslink in a hard-fought battle. Navan took the lead inside five minutes from the penalty spot. Sebastian Percivalle had made an initial save from a Navan shot but the rebound was directed onto a foot giving Allan McCulloch the chance from the spot.

Will Aylmer drew the game level, knocking in a pull back from the endline and Stephen Day got the winner early in the second half after a great move. Day took the ball on from the halfway, exchanging a one-two with Carl Breaden before hitting home from the top of the circle.

Weston 5 (Shane O’Hare 2, Phil Barron, Garvan Drohan, Adrian Graham) Naas 1 Ciaran Davenport)

Weston leap up into fifth place with a handsome win over Naas at Griffeen, shaking off the tough day endured by their seconds against Cork C of I in the early match at the Lucan venue. They were lucky, too, to get the game played with the umpires only declaring the picth playable ten minutes before tip off.

Phil Barron’s drag-flick found the net via a defender’s stick to set the Lucanites on their way inside five minutes with Shane O’Hare doubling up soon after from a rebound. O’Hare added his second from a slowing move, started by left-back Derek Tucker.

The influential KH student Simon Pearson played a large part in Garvan Drohan’s goal to make it 4-0 before Ciaran Davenport pulled one back.

The returning Adrian Graham netted the last goal to move Weston into fifth place.

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