NEFL Division Two

Macken's double guides Woodview to crucial home win

Woodview Celtic 2 Bailieboro Celtic 1

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Macken's double guides Woodview to crucial home win

Woodview Celtic player/manager Conor Macken. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)

NEFL Division Two

Woodview Celtic 2 Bailieboro Celtic 1

Conor Macken scored a brace, including a late winner, as Woodview Celtic kept themselves in touch with the top three in Division Two courtesy of Sunday's 2-1 win over Bailieboro Celtic.

The player/manager's first came at the end of a first-half which looked certain to peter to a goalless conclusion. After a visiting defender hesitated, Macken nipped in to dispossess on the edge of the area and slot to the corner of the net.

However, a defensive mistake of their own saw Woodview pegged back midway through the second-half.

But the Sky Blues rolled their sleeves up in a bid to get a winning goal and they duly got it through Macken's second of the meeting. Substitute Deane Browne put in a precision cross from the left for the midfielder to control and fire home with just five-minutes remaining.

Victory for Woodview sets up next week's Dundalk derby encounter with Redeemer beautifully.

Woodview Celtic: Pádraig Gorham; Shane McArdle, Daniel Mulligan, Dylan Thornton, Stephen Begley; Paul McArdle, Raymond McCann, Conor Macken; Jason Myles, Kyle Carroll, Caolan Dines

Subs: Gavin Gaffey, Deane Browne