Avenue got off the mark to collect their first points in the Maloney Garden Machinery Premier Division this season as Bridge Celtic returned to winning ways.
Avenue Utd 2
Shannon Olympic 0
Venue: Olympic Park
It’s a much needed lift for the Ennis club who had yet to register a point on the table going into Wednesday evening’s clash. They did enough to overcome the challenge of Shannon Olympic who are without a win in four games.
Gary Flynn netted a penalty for Avenue to put them in front and a fortunate deflection from an Olympic defender eluded Jason Carmody in goal to seal their victory.
Referee: Martin O’Brien
Bridge Celtic 3
Ennis Town 0
Bridge Celtic jumped to third place in the Premier Division with a well-deserved victory over Ennis Town who are currently sitting at the bottom of the table.
Nicky O’Connell put Bridge ahead on twenty minutes finishing off a well worked team goal. The Town tried to force their way back into contention and at the beginning of the second half came close to equalising.
A cross from Diarmuid Whelan was fired home by Liam Morris to give the South East Clare side a two goal advantage. Matters got worse for Ennis Town in the final ten minutes as Wesley Fleming struck for goal to secure a three goal victory.
Bridge Celtic: Patrick Aherne, Noel Howard, Trevor Howard, Brian Cosgrove, Alan Lyons, David Hickey, Paul McEvoy, Nicky O’Connell, Diarmuid Whelan, Ben Hynes, Liam Morris. Subs: Cathal O’Connell for Whelan, Shane Maloney for Morris, Donal Whelan for N Howard, Wesley Fleming for Hynes.
Referee: Julian Stanford
All photos by Oliver Fitzpatrick