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Tuesday 12 December 2017

murray makes marsh meet their mdl maker

Playing as a then division four team side Knightsbrook remarkably got to the last four of the Tully Bookmakers challenge cup.

Although playing in division three this season, it was always going to be a difficult task for the club to repeat the feat, but that is exactly what they have achieved, their latest success in the quarter finals a 1-0 win away to high flying division one Drogheda based team Marsh Celtic who themselves had knocked out the favourites Rock Celtic in the last round.

Eddie Murray was on hand to score the all important goal.

Rock Celtic bowed out of the Leinster Junior Cup in the last sixteen away to Trinity Corinthians , losing out 5-4 on penalties after a late Chris Connolly goal had cancelled out an earlier converted penalty from the home side.

With Rock inactive in the Premier Division, their nearest rivals took full advantage to gain maximum points and helped to pile on the pressure on the holders.

Woodview still licking their wounds from the 5-0 mauling from Rock two weeks ago, inflicted a similar type score line on luckless Square United.

Top scorer Mickey O'Kane notched a hat trick, along with goals from former Bellurgan player Owen Armstrong, and Anto Reilly.

The win puts Woodview within seven points of Rock, but with three games on hand, and the new leaders are Carrick Rovers who went two points clear with a hard earned 1-0 win over in form Albion Rovers where Brian Marron was on the mark from a penalty.

Although nine points clear of Woodview they have five more games played.

Trim Celtic are also in the fray getting to within one point of Rock with a game on hand after a 4-0 success against Ardee Celtic with their goals coming from Paul Campbell, Derek Donoghue, Michael Corrigan, and David Conway.

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