Leinster Senior League: Wanderers Top Senior Sunday table taking shape

by Aaron Dunne

Full Monty as Liffey make it five games unbeaten Aaron Montgomery and Jason Doyle combined brilliantly in Irishtown on Friday night to push Liffey Wanderers’ unbeaten run five games.

The attackers shared a goal and an assist each as the inner-city outfit saw of Shane ‘Mario’ Dolan’s new-look Bluebell United and went top of the Senior Sunday table at this early stage.

Doyle opened the scoring for the side that have worked their way through the divisions and from Junior to Intermediate since leaving the AUL for the LSL, on 12 minutes.

The attacker was set up by Montgomery and produced a finish former Firhouse and St Mochta’s front man and current Bluebell boss Dolan would have been proud of in his League of Ireland and Irish League days.

It was a case of role reversal just minutes shy of halftime as Doyle returned the favour, setting up Montgomery who found the back of the net to give the recent FAI Junior and FAI Intermediate cup winners a two-goal cushion.

The Red Cow side did pull one back after the turn, but Wanderers saw the game out and banked three points that see them move top of the table and become somewhat surprising league leaders.

Considering the strength of St Mochta’s and Malahide’s squads, Wanderers leading the Senior Sunday pack is deemed somewhat a surprise, but former Cherry Orchard boss Declan Hevey will be well aware it’s early days and his side have games in hand.

There is also just one point between them and Bangor GG who maintained their unbeaten start to the season over the weekend with a win over Ballyfermot side Cherry Orchard.

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Former Longford Town and Shelbourne striker turned regular Bangor goal-getter Davy O’Sullivan proved the difference again for the Iveagh Grounds outfit scoring the only goal.  

Third placed St Mochtas bounced back from their five goal thriller defeat to Bluebell the weekend previous to beat Killester Donnycarney on Friday.

Goals from Sean Heaney and Mikey Scott helped them to a 2-1 win and see’s them move into a mouthwatering battle with reigning champions Malahide with some form behind them.

Malahide’s form is arguably much better considering they maintained their unbeaten start to the season and made it four wins on the trot by accounting for James Lee’s Crumlin United over the weekend.  

A single goal was enough for a side that has only conceded four league goals this term, former League of Ireland underage player with Drogheda, Levi Boardman with the decisive strike.

Caption:  Action from St Mochta’s 2-1 win over Killester/Donneycarney onn  Sunday, a victory which closed the gap on LSL Senior Sunday leaders Liffey Wanderers: Photo: Martin Doherty

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