The action continued last night in the Elverys Sports Super League after this paper went to print, where league leaders Castlebar Celtic were putting their 100 per cent record on the line when they travelled to second placed Westport United in United Park; also facing off last night were Ballina Town, who travelled to Claremorris needing to pick up a win, after surprisingly being held by Ballyhaunis Town to a goalless draw last Saturday night.
There will be a quick turnaround for the four sides in action last night with another full round of fixtures slated to take place in the top flight over the weekend. The action gets underway on Saturday evening when Straide and Foxford United host Ballyglass in Green Road. The homeside picked up their second league win of the season last Thursday night week, beating Ballyheane 2-1 to move out of the relegation zone, however they had six put past them at the weekend by Westport United, who ran out 6-1 winners in United Park.
Jesper Frisch's goal just after the 15 minute mark put United 1-0 at the break and his side piled on the goals in the second half, with Brandon Scahill making it 2-0 before Phil Keegan got his side's third of the day. The visitors pulled one back - but there was no comeback as Scahill, Darren Browne and Tim Campion rounded off the the win for Westport United before the end.
Ballyglass were involved in an 11-goal clash with Ballyheane in Keaveney Park on Sunday, in a game that saw ten second half goals. Ryan Connolly gave the homeside a 1-0 lead before the break - after the resumption the goals came flying. Liam Hughes hit a hat-trick with Darren Murray and JP O'Gorman rounding off the scoring while a Nathan Reilly-Doyle brace along with goals from Brighton Masuku and Jack Tuffy did the scoring for Ballyheane.
After going down to fellow relegation candidates Straide and Foxford United recently, Ballyhaunis Town picked up a vital and surprising point away to Ballina Town. The east Mayo men have two games in hand on their fellow relegation threatened side, but face a serious test this weekend when they host Westport United on Sunday in Station Rise.
Following their 11 goal encounter last week, Ballyheane will host Claremorris on Sunday morning - the south Mayo men will have played at home on Thursday night against Ballina Town. Last weekend the Concannon Park men were beaten 4-2 by Manulla with Ronan Commons and Calvin Joyce getting the goals for Claremorris, but goals from Gary McHale, Jesse Devers, Niall Brennan and Owen Omataje was enough to see the points head to Carramore.
Manulla will be at home to Castlebar Celtic on Sunday - the Hoops' have been flying in the league this season and the two games they faced between last night and Sunday could see them lay one hand on the trophy if they pick up six points and extend their winning run to 12 games. Last weekend they disposed of the challenge of local rivals Snugboro United with a strong finish. Jordon Loftus' put the Hoops' in front early on, but Peter Minogue levelled it up for Aaron Curry's men - however Celtic drove on for home with goals from Ger O'Boyle, Loftus, Colm Nevin and Liam Flatley.
The Boro' face into another tough outing on Sunday when Ballina Town come to Conway Park - the home side will be hoping that they can follow in the footsteps of fellow basement battlers Ballyhaunis Town and taking some points off the defending champions.
Mayo League Fixtures
Saturday, June 29
Elverys Sports Super League at 7pm
Straide and Foxford United v Ballyglass
Tuohy Cup Semi-Final at 7pm
Iorras Aontaithe v Glenhest Rovers
Castlecourt Hotel Premier League at 7pm
Swinford v Kiltimagh-Knock United
Killeen Sports League One at 7pm
Killala v Crossmolina
Castlebar Celtic B v Claremorris B
Calor Gas League Two at 7pm
Snugboro United B v Kiltimagh-Knock United B
Newport-Mulranny Wanderes v Moy Villa
Ballyvary Blue Bombers v Ballina United
Sunday June 30
Elverys Sports Super League at 11am
Ballyhaunis Town v Westport United (at 2.30pm )
Ballyheane v Claremorris
Manulla v Castlebar Celtic
Snugboro United v Ballina Town (at 2.30pm )
Touhy Cup Semi-Final at 11am
Fahy Rovers v Conn Rangers
Castlecourt Hotel Premier League at 2.30pm
Ballina Town B v Manulla B
Achill Rovers v Bangor Hibs
Killeen Sports Ground League One at 11am
Ballyglass B v Westport United B