Glenanne hold on to top spot despite first loss of campaign
All three title contenders fail to fire on Saturday as vital points dropped all round
Glenanne goalkeeper Iain Walker was superb between the posts in a game of plentiful chances. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho
Despite a first loss of the campaign, Glenanne remain clear at the head of the table after all three of the title contenders dropped points on Saturday.
At the far end, Iain Walker was also superb between the posts in a game of plentiful chances, played at a ferocious pace. Nonetheless, Rovers went 2-0 up at half-time courtesy of teenager Ali Empey’s first goal in the competition and a Luke Madeley drag-flick.
Troy Chambers salvaged a 2-2 draw for Garvey but they missed the chance to go joint top.
It leaves Garvey and Bann two and three points back, respectively, from Glenanne but with a game in hand, making for a thrilling six-week run-in.
Pembroke are also in the mix four points off the pace courtesy of their 2-1 win at Cork CofI while Rovers are outsiders six points back but are coming into form.
Their success was a third in eight days and their run-in includes five of their six games against sides in the bottom four.