Students go clear at top of Championship table


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Students go clear at top of Championship table Students go clear at top of Championship table

Local Soccer Wrap with Mike Rafferty

Just two teams remain unbeaten in the Championship after six weeks of league action after University of Galway ran out 1-0 winners over Maree/Oranmore B in a top-of-the-table clash last Sunday.

The Students had to work hard for the away win, when Keith Corcoran applied the finish to an Evan Browne cross for the winner. Indeed the striker was denied a second by a post, as the College side moved four points clear at the top of the table.

West United, who enjoy two games in hand on the leaders, were comfortable 4-0 winners over newly promoted Corofin United at South Park, as two goals in each half allowed Rodney Grant’s side enjoy a comfortable success.

Sean Keogh got the home side’s opening two goals, with the opener coming from the penalty spot, while substitute Simon Murray and Jason Grealish added two more on the resumption.

Jimmy Nolan’s Knocknacarra side picked up their first win of the campaign with a 5-3 away success over Moyne Villa in Headford. In what was a real competitive contest with the game edging one way and then the other, it was the visitors who emerged victorious with goals from Conor Crean, Rory Knight, Darcy Ngodjo, Josh Hickey (pen) and Davey Knight. Adam Barrett (pen) and Darragh Forde (two) were on the mark for the home side.

Goals from Keith Greaney from the penalty spot and Ryan Sheridan saw fourth placed Corrib Celtic defeat Dynamo Blues 2-0 in a game played in Maree.

Mervue United B were also winning for the first time when goals from Peter McNicholas, Gareth Molloy and Padraig Cooney helped them to a 3-2 success over Corrib Rangers, for whom Mike Mongan and Matthew Rafferty found the net.

Pictured: Knocknacarra goalkeeper Abbey Rae Keane moves out to close down Maree/Oranmore’s Verona Crowley in the Connacht Cup clash between the sides in Cappagh Park last weekend as Knocknacarra’s Linda McDonnell closes in. Photo: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

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