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May 28

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Halfway: Where We Stand

SSE Airtricity League Crest

Halfway Point after Game 14.

(This is second part of the stats blog following the first seven games http://ucdsupporters.ie/blog/2017/04/11/1st-series-7-games-in-where-we-stand/)

After UCD’s defeat of Athlone Town away on Friday with second-half goals from Josh Collins and Georgie Kelly.

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Waterford FC 14 8 5 1 17 6 11 29
UCD AFC 14 8 3 3 21 9 12 27
Cobh Ramblers 14 8 3 3 22 13 9 27
Cabinteely FC 14 5 5 4 20 15 5 20
Longford Town 14 4 4 6 15 13 2 16
Shelbourne 14 4 3 7 14 20 -6 15
Athlone Town 14 4 1 9 15 32 -17 13
Wexford FC 14 1 4 9 6 22 -16 7
 League PlacingPlayedWonDrewLostGoals ForGoal AgainstGoal Diff.Points
UCD (1st 7 games)2nd7412125+713
UCD (2nd 7 games)2nd742194+514

Georgie Kelly 6, Gary O’Neill 5, Cian Kavanagh 2, Jay McClelland 2, Daire O’Connor 2, Josh Collins 1, Ben Hanrahan 1, Simon Power 1, Liam Scales 1.

UCD held their place in second, slipped one more point to two points behind leaders Waterford.  UCD matched the four wins from the first seven, improved a Waterford loss to a draw and but a second loss to Cobh Ramblers two weeks ago keeps a lid on forcing a place at the top of the table.

Second wins against Shelbourne, Longford Town and Athlone Town helps to build the points total for a title challenge.  Five or six wins out of seven games would really put it up to all other rivals, with less chance for them to gain on UCD.

The second set of seven matches have shown those three teams break from the rest.  Ramblers were big winners gaining 16 points during the second seven games, Waterford (15 points) and UCD 14 points, one point more than the first seven.  Cabinteely’s form show they will be a threat to all other teams, but overall they’ve lost further ground on the three leaders getting 10 points in each of their seven series of games.   Shelbourne’s 1 win over Athlone Town and 6 losses, including Wexford’s only league win so far, are the surprise.  Anyone seeing their forward attacking play against UCD would expect that Shels results are temporary and they should turn around with some great results for the second half of the season.

The UCD Players have given themselves every chance to improve on second place by putting another winning run together and UCD Fans can support them after the Summer Break.

Next League Match: Thursday 01st June Cabinteely FC v UCD AFC, Stradbrook, Blackrock RFC, ko 19:45

Next Home Game: Friday 16th June, UCD AFC v Shelbourne, UCD Bowl, ko 19:45

 

 

 

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