Carew Park go top of LDMC Premier Division

Ken Meehan, Pike Rovers, in action against Patrick Moloney, Geraldines AFC, during their LDMC Premier Division game on Sunday morning
Carew Park have moved to the top of the LDMC Premier Division thanks to a hard-fought 2-1 win over Aisling Annacotty on Saturday.

Carew Park have moved to the top of the LDMC Premier Division thanks to a hard-fought 2-1 win over Aisling Annacotty on Saturday.

Carew were the hottest of favourites going into the game but didn’t get their own way and actually fell behind before the break when Adam Frahill found the target.

Darren O’Sullivan scored his ninth goal of the season to restore parity before half time and while the home side continued to give a good account of themselves substitute Alex Assouiss struck the winner with 20 minutes remaining.

Leaders going into the weekend, Ballynanty Rovers, were held to a 2-2 draw by Fairview Rangers. Despite being reduced to ten men, Fairview opened the scoring when Christy Doyle volleyed home a cross from Dillon Murphy. Lloyd White equalised for Ballynanty after being put through by Zac Hyland but Fairview responded immediately with Mike Crowley restoring their lead.

The advantage didn’t last long however as Eddie Radcliffe hit back straight away and it finished 2-2.

Elsewhere Corbally were 3-2 winners over Knockainey, the winner coming from Ben Savage late on. Bottom side Knockainey had taken the lead after 15 minutes through James Hayes but Corbally were back level 10 minutes before the interval thanks to Jack Fitzgerald. A superb strike from Nigel Finch had Knockainey back in front early in the second half but late goals from Dave Kinsella and Savage ensured all three points for the home side.

Janesboro had to come from behind to be Moyross 2-1. Adrian Power put Moyross 1-0 up in the first half but Mike O’Gorman levelled things before half time. The winner arrived before the hour mark when Mike O’Gorman’s corner kick took a deflection off a defender and into the net.

Pike Rovers, meanwhile, are now four games without a win following a scoreless draw with Geraldines while Summerville Rovers were 3-1 winners over Regional Utd.

- For more on these games, see the Monday print edition of the Limerick Leader