Bluebell climb off relegation trap door

by Jonny Stapleton
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Bluebell United stepped off the trap door thanks to their first Senior Sunday win since August last weekend.

A brilliant first half saw ‘Bell defeat Liffey Wanderers amd secure all three points for just the second time this season.  They move out of the relegation zone just as Robert Bayly and Will Nicholson returned to coaching setup.  

Mick McLoughlin’s men took the lead via Aaron Brazil early on and never looked back.

Vasyl Tropanets doubled the advantage and striker Joshua Ojelabi made it three by halftime.

Those three finishes proved enough and the Red Cow put some daylight between themselves and the red zone.

A late Alan O’Sullivan finish prevented Senior Sunday leaders St Mochta’s from putting some daylight between themselves and the chasing pack.

The Saints looked on course to go three points clear of second place Lucan United, who were otherwise engaged, playing the cup over the weekend, when they took a goal lead into the final 10 minutes.

However, O’Sullivan was able to cancel out Gareth McCaffrey’s early second-half finish, his seventh of the season.

Bangor Celtic bounced back from their first defeat of the season, a 4-2 loss to Wayside Celtic last weekend, with a win at home to Maynooth University Town.

Goals from Ronan Hanaphy and Dylan Reilly gave them a two-strike cushion going into the break. The basement side got back into it via former  St Patrick’s Athletic Eoin O’Neill but ultimately couldn’t take advantage of a Bangor penalty miss to go on and secure a draw.

Moctha’s are in Charlie Cahill Cup action next weekend meaning both Kilbarrack, who are away to Liffey Wanderers on Friday and Lucan United who visit Hayden Park to play Killester Donnycarney on Sunday are in the frame to end the next round of fixtures on top.

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