Badgers off the mark; Trin go clear at top

Men’s Division Two:
Bray 1 (Phil Davis) Navan 3 (Ru Clarke, Sean Quinn, Simon Clarke)
The Badgers picked up their first win of the season with a deserved win in Wicklow. Ru Clarke was first on the mark, a clever finish from a tight angle. Eamon Lynskey set up the second, squaring for Sean Quinn to roof with a slap hit.

Phil Davis drag-flick gave Bray hope but Simon Clarke got the insurance goal 15 minutes from time in the Meath side’s best performance to date this term. It almost got even better for them but a late effort was ruled out.

Clontarf 2 (Andy Poynter, Rob Kelly) Avoca 2 (Martin Naughton 2)
All the goals came in the first half of a lively tie before both sides had chances to win the game but neither found the finishing touch to take all three points – a draw probably being a fair result.

Andy Poynter scored from close range his second in seven days since returning from international cricket duty after a turnover high up the field.

Martin Naughton got on the end of a superb Marcus Suttle pass to get the Blackrock side back on terms but Rob Kelly restored the Bull’s lead from another steal deep in Avoca territory.

Naughton, though, picked up an opportunistic second leveller. He self-passed a sideline ball, dribbled past three defenders and fired in a reverse – a superb individual effort.

Suttonians 0 Dublin Uni 4 (Andy Gray, Henry Butler, Andrew Beverland, Stephen Roberts)
A more even game than the final scoreline makes out but Dublin University showed the requisite quality at either end to record their second big win of the season with a clean sheet to boot.

Andy Gray and Henry Butler both volleyed home efforts before Andrew Beverland deflected home Gray’s ball for the third. Stephen Roberts scored his first league goal for the club with a reverse from the top of the circle to complete the scoring.
Kristian Fitzgerald was called on to make a couple of big saves, notably on a couple of occasions from Harry Spain, to push Trinity two points clear of the pack.

Men's Leinster Senior Div 2