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Six F & W matches abandoned after heavy downpours

Mountjoy keeper Gareth Barboour gets a quick wash!

Mountjoy keeper Gareth Barboour gets a quick wash!

A total of six Fermanagh and Western league and cup matches were abandoned this afternoon due to waterlogged pitches.

First to fall foul of the incessant downpours was the league fixture between Killen Rangers Reserves and Enniskillen Town United Reserves with barely 10 minutes gone.

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A short distance down the road the St Patrick’s versus Drumquin United first round Mulhern Cup clash at Mitchell Park was called to a halt after just 20 minutes while on the adjacent pitch the tie involving Dergview Reserves and NFC Kesh was abandoned some 20 minutes later with the visitors leading 2-0

In the meantime the first division meeting between Lisbellaw United and Lisnaskea Rovers at Drumad also fell victim on 32 minutes while the top-of-the-table clash in Division Three between leaders Mountjoy United and Mountfield lasted until half-time before referee Jerome McElroy decided it was no longer safe to continue.

At that stage the eagerly-awaited clash was perfectly poised at 1-1 following a keenly contested first half.

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