Fifth victory in a row for dominant Rocks

A hard fought 2-0 win at NYPD on Sunday morning kept Shamrocks dominant on top of the Cosmopolitan Soccer League Division 2, their fourth league win in a row and their fifth in all competitions since the end of September.

Glen Wrafter’s men are undefeated this season having only dropped points in a September draw at second placed CD Iberia – 6-1 winners over Doxa this past weekend.

Top scorer Brendan Lane was once again on target while man of the match midfielder Paul McDaid scored the opener.

However, it was scoreless at half-time despite the Rocks dominating the first half and striking the crossbar twice against a stubborn NYPD defense.

After the break, NYPD came back into the game until McDaid headed home from short range after Joey Aronovsky got on the end of an Andreas Kalpaxis cross.

Rocks dominated from that point on and Lane added a second after some fine build-up play by Sean Riley and Aronovsky down the left.

Wrafter was also boosted by the return to action of center back Timmy Fetherston who made a magnificent game-saving tackle on 55 mins to deny NYPD what would have been a certain goal.

Meanwhile, the reserves lost 3-0 to NYPD in the early opener. After dominating much of the first half, Reserves were unlucky not to have been ahead at half-time. NYPD struck twice in quick succession before the break and despite a gutsy display, the visitors were unfortunate not to get a second-half goal while NYPD scored their third from a free kick after 60 minutes.

The Over 30s avoided a late scare against Central Park Rangers Greys at Randall’s Island on Sunday morning.

Paddy Mc Carry’s men were 3-0 and coasting until the last five minutes courtesy of goals from Alex Berne and a brace from Tayfun Gokmen.

However, CPR notched two late goals but it was too little too late as Rocks held on for the three points, moving them up to third in Division 1 Flight A.

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