Cabo go top after seeing off Wexford

Cabinteely went top of the First Division last night by beating Wexford 2-0 in Ferrycarrig.

Ownership of the lead has proved a temporary privilege for several teams in a frenetic start to the season but Cabo are in possession today thanks to first-half goals by the prolific Rob Manley and Jack Watson.

Wexford’s comeback hopes were extinguished with 20 minutes left when Owen McCormack was sent off for incurring his second booking.

Shelbourne remain in contention after overcoming Limerick 2-0 at Tolka Park. Goals late in the first half by former Bohemians duo Karl Moore and Lorcan Fitzgerald clinched the vital points.

Galway put behind them a string of bad results to register a resounding 3-0 win at Athlone Town. Cian Murphy had them ahead at the interval before Conor Melody, Vinny Faherty, and Wilson Waweru completed the rout.

Bray Wanderers also found their groove again by coming out tops against promotion rivals Drogheda United 3-1. Dylan McGlade’s hat-trick did the trick, despite Luke Gallagher pulling one back for Drogs when they trailed 2-0 early in the second half.

In tonight’s First Division fixture, Cobh Ramblers host the only unbeaten team in both divisions, Longford Town. Kick off at St Colman’s Park is 7pm.

Meanwhile, in last night’s FAI Cup preliminary round ties, Rockmount went down 5-1 to Maynooth University, while Collinstown beat St Mochta’s 1-0.

In Scottish women’s football, Cork striker Clare Shine scored the winner in Glasgow City’s impressive 2-1 win over Celtic.

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