Tramore Valley Park once again played host for the second round of The Leeside League last Wednesday night. Another 3 games on the night produced more fantastic footy in the Rebel County.
Saints v Suns
The Saints took on the Kerry Suns in the first contest of the evening. Prior to ball up, it was the Suns that needed victory to keep their hopes alive of lifting their maiden Leeside League title at their first attempt. It was the Saints however who came out of the traps firing, continuing their scintillating form from Round 1 against the Bombers. Racking up 9 goals in total, the Saints gained their second successive victory of the tournament by a margin of 42 points. To their credit, the Suns never gave up right til the final siren. They will have to pick themselves up for their final game this coming Wednesday. With Killarney playing host to Round 3, the Kerry side will have the comfort of playing on home territory and will be looking to claim their first victory.
Saints – 9 goals (54)
Suns – 2 goals (12)
Crusaders v Vikings
In what was arguably the game of the Round, the Vikings took on the Crusaders, knowing that victory would give them the inaugural Women’s title. The Crusaders, on the other hand, knew that a win was a must in order to bring the series to the final game in Killarney next Wednesday night. Indeed it was the latter who came out on top. Fighting for their lives, the Crusaders gained victory by the slimmest of margins. It was a 1 goal difference in the end, the Vikings so close to taking home this years title. Alas, the Crusaders gained the win that will ensure a mouth watering battle ensues in Kerry next Wednesday. All to play for.
Final Score: Crusaders – 6 goals (36)
Vikings – 5 goals (30)
Bombers v Lions
The Lions were looking to add to their opening round victory over the Suns in the final game of Round 2. The Bombers, coming off the back of an opening round defeat to the Saints, had other ideas. Only a victory would keep their Hope’s alive of winning this years Leeside League, and the Bombers didnt disappoint. In what was a see saw type of a game, the Bombers finally pulled away with a 3 goal victory over their Cork counterparts. The Lions will take confidence from the 5 goals they put on the board going into the final game against the Saints in Wednesday evening, in what will be a huge game in determining this years champions. The Bombers will take on the home side, the Kerry Suns, with the hope of putting up a big score in order to take the title.
Bombers – 8 goals (48)
Lions – 5 goals (30)
A fantastic evening of footy with plenty of goals and hard hitting. Round 3 is sure to be an epic one with all teams having something to play for. We will bring you the best of the action from Killarney later in the week.
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Credit to @fermoyboy (Instagram) for the Photographs & Ian O’Sullivan for graphics