Both teams are back in action this weekend, with the Majors kicking things off with a trip south to face Wicklow Rovers as they begin their campaign in the FAI New Balance Junior Cup, with a 7.30pm kick off in Wicklow town.
It's a third cup fixture in succession for the side, who have made a decent start to the season. With three wins from four in Major 1B, they twice held higher-ranked opponents to 1-1 draws in the Noel Ryan Cup and Leinster Junior Shield, only to experience mixed fortunes in the resultant penalty shoot-outs, knocking out Tolka Rovers before losing out against Bangor Celtic.
On Saturday, the Premier team will look to get its campaign back on track with a league match against Rivervalley Rangers. It's been a difficult start to the season for Eoin Dunne's men, who have yet to pick up a point after three matches, but the visitors haven't fared any better from their two games, and with Seaford welcoming some key players back into the line-up after absence, they'll be confident of getting off the mark
History almost repeated as for the second weekend in a row, the Majors forced a higher-ranked opponent to a penalty shoot-out, but this time Seaford suffered spot-kick sorrow.
Just as the match against Tolka Rovers in the Ryan Cup a week earlier, the LFA Junior Cup clash with Bangor Celtic ended 1-1 after extra-time, with Christian Firth on target for Seaford to equalise in the 45th minute. But keeper Oisin Geoghegan was unable to repeat his earlier heroics, as the hosts prevailed 4-3 in the shoot-out. Read all about it here.
Keeper Oisin Geoghegan and skipper Ian Nolan were the heroes for Seaford as the Majors secured a penalty shoot-out win to knock Tolka Rovers out of the Noel Ryan Cup following a 1-1 draw. Sam Browne had given Seaford a first-half lead with his second of the season before a late Tolka equaliser forced extra time and then spot-kicks. Read the full match report here.
Meanwhile the Premier side's difficult start to the season continued with a heavy defeat against Lorcan Celtic. The match was scoreless at half time but a second-half collapse means Seaford are still without a point from their opening three matches.
The Major team begin their campaign in the Noel Ryan Cup with a tough away trip to face Tolka Rovers (Saturday, Noel Cooke Park, 1.00pm k/o).
Rovers have made a perfect start in LSL Major 1A following their promotion last season, with four wins from four so far in the higher division. Seaford, for their part, have also made a strong start to the campaign, with three wins from four, most recently at home against Dunboyne a week ago. Although Rovers enjoyed the better season overall, there was nothing to separate the teams in their two meetings in 2017/18, with both matches finishing 1-1, and both frustrating from a Seaford perspective. In their early-season clash at Rockfield Park, the home side missed two penalties to win the match, while a tight match on the northside in December also ended in stalemate, with Seaford missing a glorious last-minute chance to win it.
Seaford's Premier team is still looking to get off the mark for the season after suffering defeats in their opening two matches, as they take on Lorcan Celtic (Saturday, Rockfield Park, 12.00pm k/o). After whole-sale changes to the side over the summer, they were desperately unlucky not to take anything from their opening day derby against Blackrock College, before a heavily depleted squad succumbed to a 3-0 defeat at Tymon Bawn.
Last season's matches against Lorcan offer some grounds for optimism. Although they conceded a last-minute equaliser having been reduced to ten men in the away tie, Seaford produced a commanding performance to rout their opposition 3-0 in the corresponding fixture in May.
The Major side signed off on league play for the rest of the month with a third win from four to stay level with St Kevin's Boys at the top of Major 1B. Oli Wright scored the only goal on his full debut for the club to secure a 1-0 win over Dunboyne AFC in a tight game at Rockfield Park. Read the full match report here.
There are no more league fixtures during September, with three consecutive cup ties in the coming weeks, all away from home. Next up is a trip to Tolka Rovers in the Frank Ryan Cup first round, before we face another tough challenge against Bangor Celtic in the LFA Junior Cup, before a trip south to face Wicklow Rovers in the FAI Junior Cup.
Meanwhile, the Premier team's difficult start to the season continued with a 3-0 defeat away at Tymon Bawn, but with a large number of players due to become available in the coming weeks, they will be confident of a quick upturn in form.
Mixed fortunes for the club this afternoon, with a heavily-depleted panel delivering two fine performances but only one win.
First, there was a thriller in the Rockfield derby as the Premier side were beaten 3-4 by Blackrock College. They had fallen two behind before a superb hat-trick from arch-poacher Carl Doyle turned the match on its head in the space of 12 first-half minutes. But as injuries took their toll for Seaford, Rock managed to grab an 85th minute winner. Read the full match report here.
But the Major team maintained their strong start to the season with a 2-1 away win at Lucan United courtesy of Andy Roe's late thunderbolt. Roe had earlier opened the scoring at the start of the second half before the hosts levelled with a penalty. Read all about it here.
Meanwhile, everyone at the club sends their best wishes to Robbie Murray who suffered a bad injury in the Premier match. Here's to a speedy recovery Rob!