Avoca fall to first defeat of Div two campaign

Men’s Division Two
Mullingar 0 Suttonians 6 (Conor Gillett 2, Chris Tyrell, Harry Spain, Richie Wormold, Reuben Holden)
Suttonians are back up to second as they took advantage of Portrane’s week off as they nabbed a big win. Chris Tyrell started the run with a deflection to Harry Spain’s shot from the right of the circle. Conor Gillett got the second and third with low drag-flicks before Spain made it four from a broken down corner with a nice slap into the corner. Richie Wormold mopped up a loose ball from yet another corner for the fifth and Reuben Holden’s mishit managed to find its way into the goal to complete the victory.

Rathgar 2 (Stu Cinnamond, Mark Collins) Weston 3 (Simon Pearson, Daryl Carey, Rob Lynch)
Two corner rebounds in the closing quarter saw Weston nab victory from Rathgar from a losing position to make it three wins in a row for the Lucanites. Rathgar had built a 2-1 lead via Stu Cinnamond’s corner hit and a Mark Collins’ deflection, his first goal since returning to the game after five years out. Simon Pearson scored the first when he got on the end of Daryl Carey’s reverse.

Twice, injector Davitt Meenaghan played a key role in getting his side the crucial goals, though. The former Navan man pounced on a rebound from Rob Lynch’s shot to lay across for Carey to score his fourth goal of the campaign from close range. And Lynch grabbed the winner when Meenaghan squared for him to score the second phase. Earlier, Keith Young had twice denied Paul Tuthill from point-blank range while Weston, with Alan Browne in the creation room, made plenty of second half chances to eventually make their pressure pay.

Dublin Universty 2 (Steven Roberts, Steven Nolan) Avoca 1 (Martin Naughton)
Stephen Nolan’s penalty stroke inflicted the first blemish of the campaign on Avoca to bring the Blackrock side back into sight for the chasing pack. Martin Naughton’s deflection put Avoca in the lead in the 38th minute but Steven Roberts levelled with a fine solo goal, dribbling past a couple and hitting into the bottom left of the goal. And the winner was gleaned when Conor Montgomery was fouled when well placed. Nolan was subsequently red-carded for an altercation with Willie Aylmer while Cian Speers was also binned in the game in a tetchy affair.

Men's Leinster Senior Div 2