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Friday 27 April 2018

Come back kids take on double

Rathnew fall foul of Arklow aces not once, but twice
RATHNEW AFC..........................2 ARKLOW TOWN.........................3 (AFTER EXTRA-TIME)

ARKLOW twice came from behind to capture the Heatons / Sportsworld WDSL U16 Premier Division Cup and do a double in the process at Whitegates in Wicklow town on Saturday June 4.

League champions Rathnew led 1-0 at half time through Ryan Cahill’s effort. But Craig Kinsella levelled matters for the ’ Town before the interval.



The Villagers went back in front after Callum Pursey netted after the interval. However, Gavin McDevitte Rathnew fall foul of Arklow aces not once, but twice grabbed an injur y-time equaliser.



The same player scored the winning goal in the first period of extra-time after being set up by Shane Walker’s mazy run.



RATHNEW AFC...........................1 ARKLOW TOWN.........................2 (AFTER EXTRA-TIME)



LESS THAN 48 hours beforehand, the two teams had met at the Temple Sportsfield in Bray. And Arklow came from behind to win the U16 Premier Division Shield after extra-time on Thursday (June 2).



The Villagers grabbed the lead through a superb Ryan Cahill in the first half of normal time. But Arklow equalised early in the second half when a right-wing cross wasn’t cut out and Shane Walker side-footed in from close range.



The Black and White’s claimed the winner in the first WDSL period of extra-time. A ball in from the left flank found Aidan O’Callaghan unmarked, and he scrambled the ball over the line from 12- yards.



WICKLOW ROVERS.....................5 WOLFE TONE YOUTH CLUB...........2



THREE GOALS in the first seven minutes saw Wicklow power their way to the U15 Premier Division Cup. Killian Doyle bagged a brace at Shamrock Park in Rathnew last Monday.



Niall Donnelly found the net in between Doyle’s contributions following a whirlwind start. Stephen Byrne managed to pull one back for the Wolfe Tone outfit right on the stroke of half-time.



However, Shaun Vickers made it 4-1 before the Bray side were reduced to 10 players. Nathan Fagan then slotted in a twice-taken penalty with Byrne bagging a late consolation.



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