Thursday 1st May Ko, 6.45pm Sharp
AUL 1: Fairview 0 Kanturk 1; Lakewood Ath 4 Watergrasshill Utd 2.
AUL 1A: Waterloo 2 UCC 1; Dunbar Celtic 3 Hibernians 1.
AUL 2: Blackpool Celtic 0 Afton Villa 5; De Courcey Albion 1 Rylane Celtic 2; Macroom 1 Strand Utd 5; Newmarket Town 3 CFC Banteer 3.
AUL 2A: St John Boscos 4 Corkbeg 2; Grangevale 2 Glen Celtic 1; Park Utd 0 Central Rovers 0.
AUL 3A: Pearse Celtic 3 Carrigtwohill Utd 5.
It’s certainly squeaky bum time after some of the results tonight.
Things are not working out for Fairview at all - in their efforts to play catch-up with a very congested backlog – losing again tonight against visitors Kanturk 0-1 has all but ruled them out of any chance to try and catch up with the front-runners. But it was never going to be easy.
At Ovens, it was a huge result for Lakewood in their battle against relegation after a 4-2 home win over fellow strugglers Watergrasshill.
What an absolute sensational result tonight in 1A with Hibernians losing a league match for the first time this season after going down 1-3 to Dunbar at Murphy’s Farm. This result now makes it all the more interesting again now as the race for the title hots up again as a result of this.
Waterloo jumped into third spot following their narrow 2-1 win over UCC A at home.
This win keeps them very much in touch and I am sure they will be driven a bit by the Hibs result tonight.
Rylane Celtic strengthened their grip at the helm tonight with a 2-1 win away to De Courcey.
With five games left, they are certainly the in-form team at the minute.
Afton Villa produced a massive win after running out 5-0 winners away to Blackpool Celtic which will certainly have boosted their efforts to survive in this league no end but, Blackpool Celtic’s interests now on promotion have all but gone after this setback.
Leaders Central Rovers were held to a 0-0 draw down in Mitchelstown against Park B but, down in Water Rock Park, Boscos have now emerged as favourites for the title after a significant but, very hard-earned 4-2 victory over neighbours Corkbeg. This victory now leaves Boscos in second spot – two points behind Central but, with two games in hand – a nice position to be in at this point in time.
What a result tonight for Grangevale after their 2-1 win at home to Glen Celtic A.
And while it was a step back for Glen, it certainly makes Grangevale safe for second division football next season.
Pearse Celtic B’s 3-5 defeat at the hands of Carrigtwohill will have done their aspirations for promotion no good at all tonight and next Sunday morning against leaders Crescent Athletic, they will have to go all out for the three points if they are to keep their interests alive.