Report courtesy of Matt Keane…….
Carrick United have made their intentions known from the outset of the current campaign. Following their opening day 4-2 away win against the Villa they defeated Tramore 3-1 in Tom Drohan Park on Sunday .Jack Doherty put them in front after 13 minutes. Emmett Johnson equalised for Tramore on 33 minutes and then Barry Walsh put Carrick back in front early in the second period. Jack Doherty then put the game to bed from the penalty spot ten minutes from full time. Final score. Carrick United 3 Tramore 1.
Waterford Crystal took the lead through Richie Walsh against St Saviours at he RSC but the Saints grabbed a last minute equaliser through Valdrin Fazliu.Final score. Waterford Crystal 1. St Saviour’s 1
Gavin Purcell scored a hat-trick for the Villa as they defeated Dungarvan United in Kilrush Park on Saturday night. Shane Lannon and Tony Fitzgerald scored for the home side. The teams were tied together 2-2 at the interval but Gavin Purcell and then Daniel Aherne wrapped up the game for the city side. Final score. Dungarvan United 2 Villa 4.
Ferrybank came out on top against Bohemians in Ben Wadding Park on Saturday. Ritchie Fitzgerald and Kevin Roche netted two wonder goals for Ferrybank inside the opening 17 minutes. Adam Carroll, the Bohs goalkeeper produced a string of top class saves in the second half to keep the scoreline respectable. Final score. Bohemians 0 Ferrybank 2.
The champions Hibernians got back to winning form after losing to Tramore the previous week. Joe Twomey put Southend in front after 7 minutes but a brace from Mark O’Keeffe and two from Johnny St Ledger plus a Colin Keane goal gave Hibs a facile victory. Final score. Southend United 1 Hibernians 5.
Carrick are the only team with a one hundred per cent record after two series of games.