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Dolan seals it as town move on up

Cavan Town leapfrogged nearest rivals Marsh Celtic to the top of Division 1 with a fine 4-2 away win to mid-table side Navan Town.

It was a real test of their title credentials as they found themselves two goals down close to the break after Sean Coyle had given Navan the lead with a neatly struck header following a corner kick in the 32nd minute.

Five minutes later, Mark Dowdall made it 2-0 with a well-finished effort following a defence-splitting pass from Cathal Ward.

Cavan responded quickly and managed to level matters before the break with two quick goals from Tony Pryce and James McKeown.

Second-half strikes from Craig Sheridan and Brian Dolan secured all three points.

Marsh Celtic were in action in the Kilmessan Shield where they lost 1-0 against Premier Division Duleek.

Trim Celtic continue with their steady climb up the table in the Premier Division defeating Clones Town 4-2 away, with double strikes from Paul Donohue and David Conway.

Simon Douglas and Danny Rooney scored for the home side. Woodview Celtic kept in touch with the leaders winning 3-2 at home to leaders Carrick Rovers.

From what was looking like a battle between Carrick and Rock earlier in the season, at least four more teams have now put themselves into contention.

The perseverance with up and coming young players by Parkvilla is starting to pay dividends when they secured their second victory from three starts, the latest a convincing 5-2 success away to Park Celtic Summerhill. Martin Forry scored two goals along with efforts from Jason Mc-Donagh, Ben Smith, and Alan Kerr. The top of the table clash in Division 3 A between Navan rivals Johnstown and Boca Rovers turned out to be a very closely fought affair with Boca coming from behind to win 3-2 and take all three points to close the gap to one point at the top.