Men’s Leinster Division Two
Portrane 2 (Ralph Billings, Takeaki Fujita) Weston 3 (Simon Pearson, Rob Lynch, Karl Goodwin)
A fourth successive single-goal victory for Weston continued their rise up the division, residing in third place going into Tuesday’s showdown with second placed Suttonians. They built a 3-0 lead with Enda Tucker playing a part in each goal before Ralph Billings pulled a couple back to make for a hotly contested ending in which both sides were shown a red card. Tucker got to the endline to square for Simon Pearson to open the scoring. Rob Lynch scored his eighth goal of the campaign with a corner dragged into the bottom left while Tucker laid off to Karl Goodwin who lifted the ball over the Portrane goalkeeper in the 40th minute. A minute later, Takeaki Fujita pulled one back after a great pass from Barry Lydon and Ralph Billings got his side back in the mix from a corner – his 11th of the season. Chris Neville then had a couple of chances to nick a draw but Weston held on for a strong result which sees them move clear of Portrane in third place.
Suttonians 2 (Conor Gillett, Jack Ryan) Rathgar 1 (Mark Collins)
Suttonians closed to within three points of Avoca at the top of the Division Two as they took the spoils from a decent quality tie against Rathgar. Conor Gillett got his side off to the perfect start when he reversed home after Harry Spain’s overhead put Shane Diveney through and he squared for Gillett to net his eighth of the season. A good one-two down the left-wing put Irish U-16 player Jack Ryan (pictured in Leinster action) in for his first goal for the first team. Rathgar got one back when Mark Collins deflected home at corner time. The Chiefs pushed on in search of an equaliser, leaving themselves exposed at the back to counter-strikes, making for lively fare but, ultimately, no further goals.
Mullingar 0 Dublin University 2 (Roger Clarke 2)