High flying Rocks still leading the way

WEEKEND RESULTS

  • NY Shamrocks 6 NY Supreme 1
  • NY Shamrocks Reserves 1 NY Supreme 0
  • NY Shamrocks Over 30s 2 Greek Americans 0
  • Astoria 1 NY Shamrocks Women 1

It has been a perfect October for the NY Shamrocks, their 6-1 win over NY Supreme at St Michael’s on Sunday keeping them well in control at the top of Division Two.

A fourth win overall this month – three in the league and one in the State Cup – keeps Glen Wrafter’s men firing on all cylinders.

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Mohamed Fofana scored twice while left back Chris Burns (pictured right) notched his first of the season in a game dominated by the Rocks from start to finish.

Fofana scored the opener, rounding the keeper skillfully to slot home in the 10th minute.

The Ivorien striker then paired up neatly with Burns whose great finish from the left arrived courtesy of an impressive one-two with Fofana.

Mike Stone made it 3-0 35 minutes in with a low drilled free kick that split the wall giving the keeper no chance.

It took a while for the fourth to arrive but it duly did with 15 minutes to go and another arrived just behind it.

Fofana finished sublimely at the back post after a Brendan Lane cross and then Joe Aronovsky got his name on the scoresheet with ten minutes to go, volleying home from close range on the end of a deep Mitch Jones cross from the left.

The visitors pulled a goal back late with a penalty and with time almost up, Michael McGreevy added a sixth for the Rocks, Aronovsky’s low cross finding the Belfast man in space.

Earlier in the curtain raiser, there was a vital and brilliant win for the reserves – Sean Hand’s excellent first half strike proving to be the difference between the sides as the Rocks beat their title rivals to stay top of the league.

Top scoring midfielder Hand notched his seventh of the season with a superb 35-yarder from the right flank.

Meanwhile, the Over 30s kept their 100% record in the league going with a hard fought 2-0 win over the Greek Americans.

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A first half free kick from Danny Parkin (pictured right) and a second half strike from Tayfun Gokmen gave their coach Paddy Mc Carry a nice birthday present!

Elsewhere, the women’s team earned a 1-1 draw against Astoria in Williamsburg, Shauna Cleary scoring the Rocks goal.

All three men’s teams face crucial ties once again in the league this coming weekend.

The Ukrainians will be a tough match up for the firsts and reserves at St Michael’s on Sunday (1pm/11am) while the Over 30s will have revenge on their minds when they take on Barnstonworth Premier.

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