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Westaro Masters League Review - Week 3


Ballyhaunis Town Masters League Team 2019/20

After Week 3 of the Mayo Masters League, the Division One table is starting to take a familiar shape, while in Division Two, it looks as if we may have a ding dong battle of a title race

Ballyhaunis Town produced another clinical display, as they cemented their place in fourth position with a comprehensive 11-2 victory over Manulla ‘B’ in the opening game of Division Two. Paul Kelly (3), Paul Finn (2), Michael Kroswicz (2), Damien Matthews (2), Pat McGee and Declan Doyle were on the score sheet for a rampant Ballyhaunis side, with Michael Cuffe and Alan Rumley on target for Manulla ‘B’.

Westport United maintained their 100% record, with a 9-4 win over Swinford ‘B’ in an entertaining opening game of Division One. While the eventual victors were clinical in their performance, they could not afford to take their foot off the gas, with Swinford ‘B’ deserving credit for their effort and never say die attitude. Mark McNally bagged a hat trick for Westport, with Dave Hoban (2), Colm Keane (2), Austin O’ Malley and Brian Kennedy rounding off the scoring. Keith Robinson and Tim Moriarty netted a brace each for Swinford ‘B’.

Castlebar Celtic and Achill Rovers both remain undefeated in Division Two, as they played out a 3-3 draw. Achill held the lead twice, only for Celtic to peg them back both times, with the equaliser coming from the last kick of the tie. Martin McNicholas, Ashley Stevenson and Declan Lavelle bagged the goals for Celtic, with Martin Keane netting a brace for Achill and Mark Davitt also on target.

Ballina Town secured their first win of the season, with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Straide and Foxford United in the Moy derby on Wednesday evening. Malachy McCarron used his wand of a left foot to devastating effect, scoring two fantastic goals for ‘The Town’ with Cormac O’ Malley and Mark Beattie rounding off the win in style.

Kiltimagh/Knock United are the early pace setters in Division Two, with their 4-2 win over Conn Rangers securing maximum points from their first three games. In a spicy affair, where nobody was shirking a tackle, Kieran Jennings scored two for KKU, with Gavin Groarke and James Carty also on target. Liam McHale scored twice for Conn Rangers, who are still looking for their first win of the season.

Manulla stay within striking distance of the summit of the Division One table after their excellent 4-0 win over Fahy Rovers. While the score line may not fully reflect the balance of general play, it was the ruthless nature of Manulla’s final third play that put the daylight between the sides. Malachy Byrne scored two excellent goals for his side, with Kevin Mannion and John ‘Bird’ Kelly also on the score sheet.

Claremorris ‘B’ produced an excellent performance to defeat Swinford 4-3 in the final game of the night, and moved off the foot of the table and level on points with their opponents on Wednesday night. Despite being 3-1 down, Claremorris ‘B’ rallied in the second half, with goals from Ger Slattery, John Conroy, Paul Ryan and a late, late winner from Mick Mullee securing the three points. For Swinford, Paul McDonagh scored twice, with Robert Quinn also on target.

Player of the Day: Malachy Byrne produced a couple of moments of class for Manulla in their convincing win over Fahy Rovers.

Goal of the Day: Martin McNicholas nearly took the net off when he put Castlebar Celtic a goal up on Wednesday; such was the velocity behind his strike from distance. Byrne produced a couple of moments of class for Manulla in their convincing win over Fahy Rovers.

Goalkeeper of the Day: Kieran O’Malley provided the foundations for Ballina Town’s excellent victory, with his authority and alertness in possession adding an extra dimension to his side.

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