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Friday 15 December 2017

Raheny scrape past Vianney

Raheny clubs enjoyed a decent weekend that otherwise threw up a large number of cancellations once again, for some reason. I went up to Sportslink to see how Fenstanton were faring, but alas no game.

You may recall a couple of weeks back I pinpointed Raheny Rovers' inability to last out the final quarter as being their main stumbling block this term. Well, the same happened again yesterday, but they held out on this occasion.

Two goals up, their advantage was reduced to one as Vianney peppered their goal for almost the final half hour of the game. Raheny held on though for what was an important victory.

A couple of reversals in the past few games have put paid to Vianney's slim league hopes, but there are signs of a revival for the great old club and we will be monitoring their progress with interest in the coming weeks.

The highlight of the game was a stunning goal from Glen Sinnott. Sinnott took the ball on his chest and fired an unstoppable volley from 25 yards to the score the goal that would ultimately prove to be decisive. The progress of our Latvian friends D.Pils continued as they came out tops in a five-goal thriller with a 3-2 victory over a strong Ramble Inn Celtic.

In the Seniors Division 1, the Raheny United juggernaut rolls on. Garden County issued a decent challenge but were finally overcome 5-3. Garden can take solace from the fact that not many teams manage to score three at Mercy Convent.

Scott Maher gave the visitors the lead in this one but Raheny rolled to a 4-1 lead courtesy of a Mark Finn hat-trick and a single from Alan Fitzgerald. Garden reduced the deficit through Scott Maher again Alan Maher bagged another but Fitzgerald made the points safe with a fifth for Raheny.

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