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Opening Weekend Round Up


Joseph N'Do in action for Achill Rovers

The Mayo League season started with a bang this weekend, albeit the weather played havoc with a number of games called off at the eleventh hour due to unplayable pitches, as John Brennan reports.

Newly promoted Achill Rovers started their campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win at home to Partry Athletic. Mark Davitt headed home from close range after Kevin Lynchehaun effort had crashed off the crossbar. It set them up nicely and thanks to some stubborn defending they held on to seal three vital points.

Straide & Foxford bounced back from their relegation woes from last season with a comprehensive 4-0 win against Westport Utd B. Former S&F Utd frontman Paul Moran was back amongst goals with a brace along with two goals from John Durkan. Kiltimagh/Knock Utd were pushed all the way by Fahy Rovers in a ding-dong affair, as the East Mayo side held on for 2-1 win away from home. Simon Jordan edged Kiltimagh/Knock Utd ahead just before the break. Shane Prendergast pushed them two clear early in the second half. A Fahy Rovers goal gave them some anxious moments towards the end.

Both Killala/Bangor Hibs and Charlestown Athletic/Swinford were called off due to unplayable pitches.

Only one game survived in League One, as Moy Villa carved out a 3-1 win over Castlebar Celtic B with goals from Michal Dzuis, Luke Ruane and Aidan Gaughan. On Saturday night Westport Utd picked up the first piece of silverware on offer when they defeated Manulla 3-1 to land the Liam McEntee Charity Shield. A brace from David Hoban and a Peter Corcoran strike sealed the win in this early heavyweight clash at Milebush Park, Castlebar.

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