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Friday 15 December 2017

Juniors begin Premier reign

New heroes in 'Town as League Champs Rovers hand over crown

NEWTOWN JUNIORS ..................3

WICKLOW ROVERS ......................0

Three second-half goals helped Newtown do a WDSL U15 Premier Division double.

Having won the cup, the Juniors defeated league champions Rovers to capture the Shield at the Woodlands in Greystones last Saturday.

After a scoreless first period, the Red and Blacks went in front when Dillon Carthy found Kenneth Turner who crossed for Dylan Forde to score at the back post.

They added to that tally soon after when Carthy was fouled in the box.

And just like in their cup success over Coolboy Rangers, Bradley Delaney converted the penalty to put them two goals in the lead.

Then Ross Davis followed up a header being blocked on the line to force in the rebound for Newtown's third.

WOLFE TONE YOUTH CLUB ............1

WICKLOW ROVERS B................... 1

(AET WICKLOW 5-4 ON PENALTIES)

Wicklow held their nerve in the penalty shoot-out to beat Wolfe Tone in the WDSL U16 Premier Division Shield Plate Final.

After Terry Healy, Sean McGuinness, Paul Anthony Kelly and Cormac Marnane made no mistake from 12-yards, Conor Cunningham slotted in the winning spot-kick .

Adam Hayden, Kevin Kane, Glen Connor and Ross Doyle scored the 'Youth Club's penalties. But they missed their fourth attempt.

Rovers had taken a first half lead when Healy burst along the right wing and passed to Jack Frazer who scored from just inside the box.

But the Bray side forced extra time with a last minute equaliser. Doyle whipped in a left flank corner and Danny Perry headed in at the back post.

ROUNDWOOD AFC..... 1

ENNISKERRY........... 2

(AFTER EXTRA-TIME)

Max Träm's extra time winner helped Enniskerry lift the WDSL U14 Division 2 Shield Plate.

He smashed the ball to the roof of the net from six-yards when meeting Jamie Dempsey's centre last Saturday at the Woodlands in Greystones.

They had taken a firs- half lead after Jack Conroy played a one-two with Träm before finding the right-hand corner of the net.

But Roundwood equalised in the second half when Ewan Malynn got on the end of a cross to volley in.

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