Over 30s through to semis, Reserves remain undefeated

CSL Division 2
NY Shamrocks 2 NY Supreme 2
CSL Division 2 – Reserves
NY Shamrocks 3 NY Supreme 0
CSL Over 30s Division 1
Manhattan Celtic Legends 0 NY Shamrocks 2
NY Metro Women’s League
NY Shamrocks 0 Baby Magic 3

The Shamrocks now control their Cosmopolitan Soccer League destiny in all three divisions after two wins and a draw over the weekend.

The Over 30s confirmed their semi-final spot in Division 1 after a 2-0 victory at arch-rivals Manhattan Celtic late on Sunday evening at Pier 40.

011 Parkin

Another long distance screamer from Danny Parkin (pictured right) got Paddy Mc Carry’s men on the right track before Brendan Donohue’s clincher ensured a four-point gap at the top over Dinamo. The Rocks have played one less game than Dinamo and have a game in hand over the team they beat 3-0 in December.

Out of both cups, the next time the Over 30s will be in action will be Sunday April 19 when they face Barnstonworth Rovers Old Boys at home in Randall’s Island.

Meanwhile, the Shamrocks first team are now a point clear at the top of Division 2 with four games to play.

For the second week in a row, Nikle Guzijan rescued a point for Glen Wrafter’s men with a second half equalizer after Supreme held the lead twice at St Michael’s on Sunday afternoon.

The away team deservedly took the lead after 40 minutes but Shane Moore (pictured below) equalized for the Shamrocks on the hour mark, his second goal of the season in all competitions.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

NY Supreme took the lead again after seventy minutes when a through ball cut open the Shamrocks defense.

The Rocks rallied well however and after a few decent chances, Guzijan pounced on a low cross from the left, slotting the ball to the right hand corner of the Supreme net.

An impressive performance given the fact that Supreme have enjoyed recent wins over Shamrocks title rivals NY Ukrainians and Polonia.

A home defeat on Sunday morning for the Ukrainians against NYPD puts the Rocks one point clear going into the Easter break. Polonia’s win at the weekend means the Sunday April 26 game against Glen Wrafter’s men at McCarren Park will go a long way towards deciding the destination of the Division 2 title.

Stevie Doyle’s reserves held on to their six point lead at the top of the table after their 3-0 win in the curtain raiser against a dangerous Supreme outfit.

Early goals proved crucial while Nick Meola’s seventh clean sheet of the season (his sixth in the league) gives the Rocks more confidence entering the final quarter of the season.

Eoin Lynagh’s tap-in and Braden Ruddy’s long-distance strike had the Shamrocks very quickly in the lead as the visitors struggled to field a team.

Dave Harvey then celebrated his first game back with the club when he scored the third to give the Rocks a platform for the three points.

Next league game for firsts and reserves is Saturday April 18 v Iberia at Randall’s Island (6pm/8pm).

Elsewhere on Sunday, the women’s team were defeated 3-0 by Baby Magic at Randall’s Island.

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