LSL Senior Sunday round-up: Wayside Celtic maintain unbeaten start while St Mochta’s and Tolka Rovers claim wins


Eoin Massey (right) started for St Mochta's in their win over Liffey Wanderers on Sunday Credit: Martin Doherty (ETPhotos)

Wayside Celtic remain on top of the Leinster Senior League top-flight following a scintillating 5-2 win away to Killester-Donnycarney.

Wayside have picked up seven points from their first three games this season – but this win was their most impressive yet.

Former Cabinteely striker Luke Clucas netted twice for the South Dubliners while Dylan O’Connor, Cian Fay and Tom O’Hanlon also found the net.

However, Killester-Donnycarney did at least score two consolation goals through Rob Dunne and Dean Kelly at Hadden Park.

Meanwhile, St Mochta’s ran out 3-2 winners over Liffey Wanderers but it was not without a late scare.

A second-half strike from Luke McWilliams and a brace from Mikey Scott set Mochta’s on their way to a comfortable 3-0 win.

But two late goals from Caleb Gyasi ensured a nervy finale for Brian McCarthy’s men as they held on for a second win of the season.

Tolka Rovers also won their first game of the season thanks to a late win over St Francis.

Niall Lanigan netted for the hosts at John Hyland Park but Tolka Rovers had the last laugh late on.

Jake Hyland scored the winner from the spot in injury time after Tyrick Reilly had levelled.

Lucan United also claimed a late point against Kilbarrack United in a thrilling 2-2 draw.

Goals from Clayton Maher and ex-Bohemians defender Daniel Byrne either side Luke Walsh’s strike looked like it had sealed an important win for Kilbarrack at O’Hanlon Park.

But Mark Byrne was on hand to level in injury time to salvage a point for the hosts.

Elsewhere, Maynooth University Town slumped to an opening night defeat against Bangor Celtic.

They lost that clash 3-0 at the NUI Maynooth campus.

And Bluebell United also recorded a 2-0 win over Home Farm.

Former Glenavon striker Josh Doyle was on target for the Bell in their first victory of the season.


St Francis 1-2 Tolka Rovers

Scorers: (St Francis) Niall Lanigan. (Tolka Rovers) Jake Hyland, Tyrick Reilly.

Maynooth University Town 0-3 Bangor Celtic

Scorers: TBC.

Lucan United 2-2 Kilbarrack United

Scorers: (Lucan United) Luke Walsh, Mark Byrne. (Kilbarrack United) Dano Byrne, Clayton Maher.

Bluebell United 2-0 Home Farm

Scorers: (Bluebell United) Josh Doyle, Jack Savage.

Killester-Donnycarney 2-5 Wayside Celtic

Scorers: (Killester-Donnycarney) Rob Dunne, Dean Kelly. (Wayside Celtic) Luke Clucas (x2), Dylan O’Connor, Cian Fay, Tom O’Hanlon.

St Mochta’s 3-2 Liffey Wanderers

Scorers: (St Mochta’s) Luke McWilliams, Mikey Scott (x2). (Liffey Wanderers) Caleb Gyasi (x2).