Vincent Brooks rounds up a goal filled weekend from the Roscommon and District Football League, which saw Ballymoe FC return to the top of the pile and Dysart continue to lead Division 1.
Ballymoe FC went back to top of the Roscommon and District Football League Premier Division following an impressive 3–2 win away to Ballaghaderreen.
Daniel Malone was easily the man of the match and he scored all three goals for Ballymoe. Malone scored his first with only six played but Shane Towey replied for the losers four minutes later. Malone struck again after twenty five but Stephen Foley levelled the game before half time. Malone completed his hat trick with a well taken score two minutes into the second half.
Castlerea Celtic continue their good run of results with an impressive 7 – 0 win over a very young Ahascragh United side at Ahascragh. They are six points behind the leaders but with a game less played. Niall Higgins, Nathan Bligh, David Fitzpatrick and Ronan Curran gave Castlerea Celtic a 4–0 half time lead and Peter Farrell, Niall Higgins and Aaron Keane added three more in the second half.
Ballinasloe Town are in fourth pot a point behind Castlerea following a 7–1 win over Skyvalley Rovers. David Cullen scored three Mark Duffy two and Brian Campbell and Liam Lynch one each for the winners. Jack Moore replied for the losers.
St Johns Athletic made two wins in eight days when they beat Shiven Rovers 2–1 away at Newbridge. Shiven Rovers took an early lead through Aidan McNerney but Michael Hannon levelled the game with a well taken score after thirty five minutes. Eamon Harney got the winner from a very tight angle with twenty minutes left to play.
Dysart are within touching distance of the Roscommon and District Football League Division 1 title following their 4-1 win over Glen Celtic.
It was the fourteenth straight win for Dysart and they are twelve points clear at the top of the points table with just four games left to play. Paul Higgins and Paddy Neary gave them a 2- 0 half time cushion and John Coyne and Darragh Keegan added two more after the break. Kay Spangoon replied for Glen Celtic.
The Ballinlough side Lough Harps beat second placed Cloonfad United 1–0 in great game of football at Cloonfad. They are now just three points behind Cloonfad United with four series of games left to play. Conor Hussey, Adrian Cregg and Kevin Lynch were in fine form for the winners but it was a brilliant strike from Joe Loughran that accounted for the only goal of the game after thirty four minutes of play.
The Castleplunket side C P Ajax beat Rahara Rovers. 6–2 at Rahara. Luke Donnelly gave Rahara an early lead but four goals from the Castleplunket before half time side ended the game as a real contest.
Paul Mee and Brendan Kilkenny scored two each and Mike Kerrane and Aaron Fitzpatrick added one each for the winners with Sean Commane adding a second for Rahara Rovers. Ballinasloe beat Kilkerrin 2–0 at Ballinasloe. Craig Keighery and David McDonnell scored their goals.
With the Strokestown United game postponed due to a bereavement second placed Moore United reduced the deficit on the Roscommon and District Football League Division 2 leaders to nine points by beating Shiven Rovers 2–0 at Falty Park, Moore.
Against the run of play Moore United took the lead with twenty seven minutes played through Tommie Naughton. With ten minutes left to play David Connaughton made sure of the three points when he added a second.
In a local derby game Hodson Bay Athletic beat Cam Celtic 1–0 at Cam to move into third place. Missed chances cost Cam Celtic as Ronan Fitzmaurice scored the winner for Hodson Bay Athletic.
Roscommon United drew 2–2 away to Dunmore Town. Paul Mc Hugh and Darren Mainwaring gave the visitors a 2–0 lead. Rory Maloney and Anthony Broderick won a point for Dunmore with a goal each.
Skyvalley Rovers drew 0–0 in their home game with Castlerea Celtic.
Ballinagare and Moylough also drew 0–0 at Ballinagare.