A couple of interesting developments after tonight’s AUL fixtures.
I went to see Leeside B play Glen Celtic down at Little Island in what was a
decent enough game that saw Leeside fight back twice to claim a point in the
end. After a quickly taken corner, John Corcoran rattled the net with a superb effort ‘round the half-hour mark but, it was 1-1 on 50 when Brian Cashman helped home at the far post. Then, Barry Donovan steered into the back of the net after lovely build up play by Glen. It was all square again though minutes later when Ger O’Mahony levelled proceedings. Glen Celtic piled on the pressure in an effort to snatch a winner but Leeside held on in the end.
Fairview were held to a 2-2 draw by Knockraha despite having the lion’s share.
No changes here in the tables with Glen Celtic still remaining as firm favourites to
take the title.
The biggest scare of the night here was Douglas Hall’s goal in injury time to
rescue a point after Grangevale went ahead 1-0 in the first half. This result makes the race for the title all the more interesting now because a Jack Walsh goal for second place Innishvilla sealed the points in their 1-0 victory away to Glenvale.
And after defeating Rathcoole 2-1, Millstreet leapfrogged Glenvale into third spot.
In the fight against relegation, Richmond had a massive win when they defeated
Donoughmore 2-0 at home to push them up to third last. Here is a cut-down version of the tables after tonight’s action.
22 games to be played:
1. Douglas Hall Played 15 points 41
2. Innishvilla Played 14 points 35
3. Millstreet Played 17 points 31
4. Glenvale Played 17 points 29
5. Grangevale Played 15 points 28
So, things are starting to get very interesting near the top.
Leaders Casement Celtic had to come from behind before salvaging a point in what was a cracking contest against Ballincollig at Casement Park.
Bart Lane’s second half volley decided the outcome as Killowen claimed three precious points away to Waterloo while Ballinhassig got the better of De Courcey Albion 4-2 at Eli Lilly with the goals coming from Ray Kearney, Julius Dranginis x2
and Joseph Desmond. So after tonight’s action in AUL 2, Casement lead the pack here and are red-hot favourites to win the title. Tonight’s result for Ballinhassig now means that they have taken over second spot. Killowen’s victory over Waterloo saw them leap into 6th spot.
Some very interesting games coming around at the weekend but, don’t forget to tune in again for next week’s midweek games.