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NEFL ROUND-UP | Bay and Redeemer record Division One wins; Glenmuir, Muirhevna and Bellurgan beaten

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NEFL ROUND-UP | Bay and Redeemer record Division One wins; Glenmuir, Muirhevna and Bellurgan beaten

Bay FC before today's NEFL Division One clash with Hazel Lane United.

NEFL PREMIER DIVISION

Muirhevna Mor 1 Duleek 2

Marc Griffin’s first game as Muirhevna Mor manager was a disappointing one as they lost at home to Duleek on Friday night.

Two first half goals from the visitors left the Mor chasing the game and despite a goal from substitute Paudi Hearty - who stood down from his managerial duty to resume his playing career - the Blues fell just short.

Muirhevna Mor: Michael Cooney; Brian Begley, Jimmy Cooney, Paul Mallon, Nathan Murphy; Colin Finan, Micky O’Kane, Philip Duffy, Brendan Hughes; Vinny Smith, Martin Smith

Subs: Seán Conlon, Tiarnan Mulvenna, Caolan Dines, Ciarán Jamieson, Paudi Hearty

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Boyne Harps 3 Square United 1

Square United’s return to the Premier Division saw them go down to defeat away to champions Boyne Harps on Thursday night.

Tristan Knowles scored the Ardee side’s goal in the first half as they trailed 2-1 at half-time.

Boyne added a third after the interval, but there were many positives from Square to take from the game, despite the defeat.

Square United: Pauric Malone; Jamie Rooney, Stefan Halpenny, Martin Duffy, Paudi Clarke; Jonny Sheridan, Trevor Matthews, Tristan Knowles, Andrew Egan; Mark Quinn, Aaron Kerley

Subs: Jake Gillespie, Eamon Callaghan, Chris Kelly

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Bellurgan Utd 0 Trim Celtic 5

Bellurgan United went down to a heavy home defeat against Trim Celtic on Sunday.

Striker Aaron Williams scored twice for the Meath men as they capitalised on a number of key absentees in the Bellurgan ranks in emphatic style.

Bellurgan United: Robbie Arthur; Owen Traynor, Darren Meehan, Ray Finnegan, Gerry Browne; Stephen Finnegan, Owen Armstrong, Niall Donnelly, Coran Lindsay; Barry Dunne, Tadhg O’Connor

Subs: Ronan Mulholland, Shane O’Brien, Patrick Lynch, Luke Higgins, Daniel McDonald

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NEFL DIVISION ONE

Redeemer Celtic 3 Torro Utd 2

Kevin McCormack struck late as Redeemer Celtic extended their unbeaten run to three matches.

Having fallen behind to an early Torro goal, Ryan Duffy pulled Redeemer deservedly on terms prior to half-time, before captain Barry Carr fired Wayne Conroy’s team in front with 15 minutes to go.

Torro hit back and looked like rescuing a point, but McCormack had other ideas, scoring impressively in the dying embers.

Redeemer Celtic: Kyle Murphy; Andy McDermott, Dean Sheil, Paul Gartland, Caolon Carroll; Aidan Grimes, Shane Derry, Stephen Smith, Kevin McCormack; Barry Carr, Ryan Duffy

Subs: Conor Brennan, Dane Harrison

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Bay FC 2 Hazel Lane Utd 1

Bay came from behind to earn their first win back in Division One on the Rock Road on Sunday.

Two quickfire goals midway through the second half earned Damien Bellew’s men a victory they deserved on the basis of their display after the break.

Having trailed 1-0 at the interval, Gavin Donnelly levelled 20 minutes into the second period before Quadri Olowo headed home the winner moments later.

Bay FC: Kevin Mullen; Shaun O'Connor, Angelo Stanley, Pairic Browne, Brian McCloskey; Sam Ezenwaka, Luca Brlenic Paddy Connor, Kevin Scollon; Quadri Olowo, Stephen Woods

Subs: Gerard Uamai, Alfonso Crespo, Mario Kolak, Gavin Donnelly

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NEFL DIVISION 3B

Abbey Celtic 4 Glenmuir FC 0

Glenmuir suffered a heavy defeat away to Abbey Celtic on Sunday morning. Kevin McArdle’s team trailed 2-0 early on, but rallied before the break, hitting the crossbar and seeing a penalty claim turned down.

The second half was a different story, though, as Abbey dominated, doubling their tally before the finish.

Glenmuir FC: Pádraig Gorham; Deane Browne, Shane Taaffe, Daniel Mulligan, Willy Kelly; Ronan Molloy, Danny Mullen, Eimhin Caldwell, Liam Cunningham; Lorcan Doyle, Paddy Nicholson

Subs: Conor Mackin, Jason Myles, John Byrne, Danny Gray, Liam McKenny