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Westaro Masters League Review - Week 12


Claremorris B Masters Team 2019/20

Westport United are now one win away from securing the Division One title in the Mayo Masters League, with Castlebar Celtic just three points away from bouncing back to Division One

After crucial victories in difficult tie’s on Wednesday night, Westport United are now one win away from securing the Division One title in the Mayo Masters League, with Castlebar Celtic just three points away from bouncing back to Division One at the first time of asking, after their win over Kiltimagh/Knock United saw them go clear at the top of Division Two.

Conn Rangers and Manulla B kicked things off on Wednesday night with an entertaining tie that finished in favour of Conn Rangers, as they came out with a 9-4 win. The win moves Rangers into fourth place, and they had goals from Shane Sweeney (4), Brian McHale (2), and one each from Trevor Ward, Ger Levett and John Clarke. For Manulla B, Michael Cuffe continued his rich goal scoring form, scoring a brace, with Alan Canavan and Jason Flynn bagging one each.

Ballina Town are not giving up on silverware in Division One without a fight, as they showcased true resilience and determination in their 6-4 win over Swinford B, who were once again, unlucky in defeat. While Westport United remain three points clear of the Town with a game in hand, Ballina have now secured five wins in a row, tightening their grip on second place and showing how much of a force they are to be reckoned with. Malachy McCarron and Eamonn Cawley both scored a hat trick each for the victors, with Keith Robinson (2), Tim Moriarty and Patrick McDonnell on target for Swinford B.

Castlebar Celtic picked up a huge three points in the race for promotion in Division Two, with a commanding second half performance seeing them run out 6-1 winners over title rivals Kiltimagh/Knock United. The win puts Celtic two points clear of Achill in second and three points clear of KKU in third, with just two games remaining. Ashley Stevenson (2), Eamon Crean, Eoin Carney, Kevin Malone and a Stephen Jennings stunner secured the win for Celtic, with Andy Leadbetter on target for KKU.

Westport United could be crowned champions of Division One on Wednesday night. They will have to overcome a resurgent Ballina Town side first, no easy task, but the red and black’s ninth from nine last Wednesday has put them in poll position to claim back to back titles, as they defeated Manulla 6-4. Former Irish junior international David Hoban netted a crucial hat trick, with Vinny O’ Malley (2) and Mark McNally also on target. Chris Moore (2), John Kelly and Brian Donnelly found the net for Manulla.

Achill Rovers’ first win in four games could not have come at a better time for them, with a last minute winner from Mark Davitt securing a crucial three points in the race for promotion in Division One. They went back and forth with Swinford in a ding dong encounter which eventually finished 5-4 to Achill, with Mark Davitt’s four goal haul proving decisive in the win. Martin Doolan was also on target for Achill, with Robert Quinn (2), David Golden and Enda Campbell finding the net for a spirited Swinford side.

Claremorris and Fahy Rovers played out an entertaining 4-4 draw in the final game in Division One last Wednesday night. Tommy Gill (2), Colin Napier and Larry Joyce were on target for a resilient Fahy Rovers side, who are now two points clear of the drop zone. For Claremorris, Padraig Ring scored twice, with Conor O’ Keefe and Dermott Costello also on target.

The final game of the night also finished 4-4, as Claremorris B and Ballyhaunis Town played out an enthralling South Mayo derby in Milebush. Both sides are happy in the knowledge that they will finish a productive season in mid table in Division Two, and took the shackles off on Wednesday night, with both sides playing open, attacking football. Ger Slattery, Paul Ryan, Carlos O’ Gara and John Connolly were on target for Claremorris B, with the Ballyhaunis goals coming from AP Kelly, Kevin Shannon, Jason Power and Tommy Page.

Player of the Day: Mark Davitt’s influence on Achill Rovers win over Swinford could prove crucial in the Division Two title race.

Goal of the Day: Three goalkeepers would not have stopped Stephen Jennings’ outstanding free kick for Castlebar Celtic in their win over Kiltimagh/Knock United.

Goalkeeper of the Day: Danny Fadden made a couple of big stops for Westport United in their win over Manulla.

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