WITH two wins in the last four days Pike Rvs have moved to the top of the Premier League with only two games remaining.
Next Sunday Pike Rvs host Janesboro in a game that is sure to decide the destination of the Fran Mullally Trophy for the coming year.
Pike Rovers 1 Kilmallock 0
On Thursday evening Pike were made sweat in this one as Kilmallock put up a dogged resistance before succumbing to a late goal by Pat Moloney.
The county side, with little to play for, put in a commendable performance and while Pike had the bulk of the possession they struggled to make the breakthrough.
It looked like a draw was the likely outcome when Pat Moloney pounced, when Jeffery Judge had a shot blocked down, to fire in from a tight angle.
Pike Rovers - Gary Neville; Mike Aherne; Eddie O’Donovan; Colm Enright; Sean Kelly; Jeffery Judge; John Boyle; Conor Kavanagh; Gary Higgins; Pat Moloney; Alan Barry. Subs not used: Pat Mullins
Kilmallock - Rob Egan; Tomas Barrett; Jake Mulcahy; Conor Moloney; John Heffernan; Mark Heffernan; Jason Heffernan; Mark Hayes; Paul Doona; Anthony Punch; Tommy Heffernan.
Pike Rovers 5 Carew Park 2
On Sunday, with Boro not in action, Pike moved to the top of the table with a 5-2 win over Carew Park.
An uncharacteristic error by Gordon Stewart handed Eddie O’Donovan a long range goal to open the scoring.
Another defensive error allowed Dave Ryan in to double the lead and a fine Jeffery Judge goal sealed it by half time.
Alan Barry made it 4-0 after the break before Mark Slattery put respectability on the scoreline with a brace. Alan Barry had the final say to complete the scoring.
Pike Rovers - Gary Neville; John Boyle; Eddie O’Donovan; Colm Enright; Pat Mullins; Jeffery Judge; John Tierney; Sean Kelly; Eoin Hanrahan; Alan Barry; Conor Kavanagh. Subs: Mike Aherne; Pat Moloney; Kevin Barry
Carew Park - Gordon Stewart; Mark Slattery; Jon Somers; Francis Kett; Gary Griffin; Cyril Maher; Stephen Grant; Pat Boyle; Dean Finnan; Jeffery Hogan; Des Fitzgerald. Subs: Leo Wong; Jamie Kelly; Chris Bourke
Ballynanty Rovers 7 Star Rvs 0
At the other end of the table Balla continue to prepare for their upcoming Lawson semi final with a facile 7-0 win over Star Rvs. Barry Quinn was tormentor in chief with four goals.
Bobby Griffin, Frank Lee and David Dunphy were also on target for the winners.
Ballynanty Rovers - Stephen McNamara; Ronan Ryan; Shane Doran; Dermot Fitzgerald; Dara Droog; Bobby Griffin; David Dunphy; Brian Doran; Barry Quinn; Tony Fahy; Frank Lee. Subs: Jamie Enright
Regional Utd 2 Corbally Utd 0
Another side with an eye on the Lawson Cup are Regional and they also played a role in the relegation battle with a 2-0 win over strugglers Corbally Utd. Danny Galvin scored the opener inside two minutes and it was only in the last ten minutes that the home side made sure of the points with a Declan Nash goal.
Regional Utd - Ronan Power; Mike Reidy; Jamie Richardson; Kieran O’Connell; David Cowpar; Peter Nash; Shane O’Connor; Shane O’Donoghue; Darren Naughton; Danny Galvin; Declan Nash. Subs: Greg Barrett
Corbally Utd - Adrian Duhig; Byron O’Neill; James Ryan; Kieran Costello; Jimmy Fyffe; Shane Cox; Ronan Sherlock; Dave Morris; Fearghal O’Connell; Lucca Tedde; Ian Dunworth. Subs: Pierce Cunningham
Kilmallock 5 Fairview Rgs 2
Kilmallock continued their good form with a 5-2 win over a young Fairview XI.
Paul Doona scored a hat trick for the winners after Anthony Punch had scored twice.
Darren O’Sullivan and Mike Ryan scored the Fairview response.
Kilmallock - Rob Egan; Tomas Barrett; Peter Ryan; Conor Moloney; John Heffernan; Jason Heffernan; Mark Hayes; Mark Heffernan; Paul Doona; Anthony Punch; Tommy Heffernan. Subs: Peter Murphy; Dave Todd
Fairview Rgs - Richie Ryan; Darren Kelly; Mike Ryan; Brian Fitzgerald; John Mullane; Eddie Byrnes; Gavin O’Shea; Anthony Moran; Wayne Lee; Darren O’Sullivan; Christy Doyle.
Summerville 1 Wembley 7
Summerville’s tale of woe continued with a hammering at the hands of Wembley Rvs. George Daffy grabbed a hat trick for the winners. Rob McLoughlin, Alan Wallace, Diarmuid O’Callaghan and Gavin Coleman were also on the mark.
Summerville Rvs - Mike Monahan; James O’Donnell; Ian Brennan; Sean O’Carroll; Eoin Ryan; Neil O’Brien; Joe Manahan; Gareth Creamer; Darren O’Sullivan; Mark Blake; Shane Reed. Subs: Sean O’Donnell; Pat O’Neill
Wembley Rvs - Morgan Lewis; Ross Dunne; Diarmuid Green; John Fitzgerald; Gary Joyce; Paul McCormack; Diarmuid O’Callaghan; Joey Sheahan; Rob McLoughlin; Alan Wallace; George Daffy. Subs: Gavin Coleman; Dave Quinn; Pat Sheahan
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