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Champs Carbury sink MCR to leapfrog to summit of Sligo Super League

By NOEL KENNEDY

Goals a plenty in the Sligo Leitrim DSL this weekend in the Southern Hotel Sligo Super League.

Leaders MCR were up against the reigning champions Carbury with MCR losing by the odd in three. The silver fox Gareth Kelly goal on seventeen minutes giving Carbury the lead that they held until five minutes into the second half when Aliou Manoh Sesay cracked home a glorious equaliser for MCR.

Then with twenty minutes remaining Gary Armstrong cracked home what proved eventually to be the winner for Carbury

. Its early days yet this result puts Carbury on top of the leader board but it also is a big indicator in just how close MCR are advancing and providing they maintain their momentum they will be a force to be reckoned with.  

Aughanagh Celtic move into second place on goal difference with an emphatic win by three goals to one t home to a very good St Johns.

A goal apiece from Marcus Guckian and Stephen Craig had Aughanagh in the driving seat at the break then on seventy-five minutes substitute Michael Barry put the cherry on the cake with the third goal for Aughanagh and nine minutes from time Stephen King rifled home a fine goal for St Johns.

Manorhamilton Rangers welcomed Cliffoney Celtic to the Bee Park Manorhamilton and they shared the spoils in a one all thriller. Paul Clancy with a powerful header ten minutes before the break gave Manor the lead.

Cliffoney Celtic stayed solid and were rewarded twenty minutes from time when Brian O Connor did a retake of Manors goal with a bullet of a header that crashed into the back of the Manor net. Both sides had chances to win the game but, in the end, they shared the spoils.

Cartron United made the short trip across town a profitable one winning by the odd goal in seven at Merville. This game had it all in a topsy turvey game that seen the lead change hands on several occasions.

Malachy Spratt netted twice for Merville and Donagh Crowne added a third goal for the home side. Cartron fired back with a brace from Liam Touhy Ryan Lynch grabbing the equaliser and eventually up stepped Donal Gallagher to strike a brilliant winner that gets Carton on the winning trail. Merville in their first competitive outing will take a lot from this game.

The Boys from Ballisodare were at home to Strand Celtic and the home side were in the lead after five minutes when Iarlaith Connor seen his fine effort go in off a Strand defender.

Ten minutes later and it was even when Ben Spellman equalised with a superb header for Strand Celtic and shortly after the visitors went ahead when Lee Wilson was on the mark. Ballisodare were in further trouble on sixty minutes when Max Stafford scored the third goal for Strand and it looked all over for Ballisodare. Then twenty minutes from time Ballisodare were thrown a live line when Darragh Healy pulled a goal back.

This changed the pattern of the game with the home side going all out for the elusive equaliser and Strand resilient in defence. But nine minutes from time and once again it was Iarlaith Connor on hand to hit a great equaliser that insured a share of the points in what was by all accounts a great game of football.

The Sligo Pallets Premier League seen new boys on the block Calry Bohs in devastating for hitting visitors to Hazelwood Gurteen Celtic for eight without reply.

Dario Williams opening the scoring on five minutes, Mamoud Mansaray missing a penalty ten minutes later and then near the break Mamoud Mansaray adding his second of the game to leave Calry Bohs in a comfortable lead at half time.

The second half was a duck shoot for Calry Bohs Joe Kilcullen scoring twice, Mamoud Mansaray adding another two goals to complete his hat trick and a gaol each from Mark Hynes and Noel Mc Leish completed the emphatic win for top of the table Calry Bohs.

Real Tubber continue their winning start with a massive win in this local derby clash at home to Chaffpool United. Real Tubber hit the Pool for seven without reply Jack Walsh netting four goals along with a goal apiece from Matthew Mulhern Eoin Walsh and Luke Byrne putting Real Tubber right at the top of the leader board with Bohs.

Yeats United after a big win last weekend made the long trip to the showgrounds Carrick On Shannon to take on the Town. Yeats took the lead through Donal Fidgeon but the Town stayed strong and equalised with an excellent goal from Callum O Hagan to leave the sides level at the break.

This was indeed a tight encounter with both sides evenly matched but it was the Town who struck the decisive blow when Conor Mc Goldrick scored what proved in the end to be the winning goal.

Arrow Harps were at home in Riverstown to Ballymote Celtic Mark Irwin scoring the only goal of the first half to leave Ballymote Celtic ahead. A goal apiece from Colm Duffy and Daniel Dolphin sealed the points for Ballymote Celtic.

Coolaney United hosted Ballygawley Celtic and the home side took the lead on thirty minutes with a fine effort from Stanley Harte. Ballygawley Celtic upped the tempo in the second half and a double strike from Ryan Walsh insured all three points for Ballygawley Celtic.

Disciplinary:

Red Cards issued today see’s an Automatic One Match Suspension for the players next game fined €30 payable within 7 days to League Treasurer Robert Kennedy 69 Cloondara Ballisodare Co. Sligo.

Following the referees match report fines and suspensions may be increased.

Stephen O Dowd Gurteen Celtic One Match Suspension following Red Card today v Calry Bohs.

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