Mixed fortunes for the club this weekend, with a win and loss on Saturday afternoon.
The Majors were edged by the odd goal in three when they visited Inchicore Athletic. In a match played with high tempo and high quality, Mike O'Neill put Seaford in front early in the second half but Core fought back late on, eventually netting an 85th minute winner to move into the promotion spots at Seaford's expense. Match report here.
However the Premiers took a big step towards ensuring their survival by winning 1-0 away at River Valley Rangers in Swords. Chris Monk scored the only goal of the match, and Seaford were indebted to keeper Robbie Moran, who saved a second-half penalty, and substitute Robbie Murray, who made a brilliant late goalline block, for the three points.
The result relegated both River Valley and Park Vale, leaving one remaining spot to be filled in the drop zone. Seaford are yet to play its current occupants, Castleknock Celtic, and two points for Eoin Dunne's men from those two matches would be enough to keep Seaford up..
Both Seaford teams are on the road on Saturday afternoon as they try to maintain their good recent form lines.
It's third place against fourth in Major 1B as Seaford travel to face Inchicore Athletic in Bernard Curtis Park, seeking to avenge a heavy defeat in the reverse fixture last October. Seaford turned in their worst display of the season that day, and were ruthlessly picked off by Core in the second half, but they will approach the rematch with confidence after four straight league wins propelled them into the promotion spots, albeit only on goal difference.
Promotion is out of reach for the Premiers, but they too could achieve a four-match winning streak by beating bottom-placed Rivervalley Rovers in Swords. It was against the same opposition that Eoin Dunne's men recorded their first win of the season back in September, and since then they are team transformed, having seen off Balbriggan, East Wall Rovers and Blackrock College in three different competitions since Christmas.
Although the Majors' fixture away at CIE Ranch has fallen victim to the weather, the Premiers are in action in the first match of a new springtime competition - the Rockfield Cup.
The curtain-raiser, fittingly, is a Rockfield Derby, as Seaford take on neighbours Blackrock College. The two sides have already faced each other twice this year, with College winning out on both occasions, albeit narrowly. An injury-ravaged Seaford side couldn't quite hold on to an unlikely lead on the opening day of the season, eventually going down 4-3, and Blackrock also edged the second encounter in December, netting the only goal early in the second half and hanging on despite a flurry of late chances for Seaford ,
The match will kick off a five-team round-robin competition, also featuring Premier 1 rivals Pegasus, who Seaford saw off 3-2 in November courtesy of a Ryan Scollard brace, as well as another local side Booterstown United, and their fellow UCFL outfit VEC FC.
With the Major's scheduled match at home to Beggsboro falling victim to the icy weather, the Premiers took centre stage this weekend and produced a memorable performance to knock East Wall Rovers out of the Wally Wynne Cup, recording a 5-2 away win in Drumcondra.