No more matches until January as the Leinster Senior League takes its mid-season break.
It's been a season of frustration so far for both Seaford teams, each of whom occupy mid-table positions in their respective divisions, having struggled for consistency of performance.
In Major 1B, the firsts have been hampered by their number of draws. So far, the only league defeats have been on the road against.promotion favourites Ruth Athletic, and in a disappointing display at Kilnamanagh. But on the other hand, there have only been two wins, in consecutive home matches against Clontarf and Beggsboro. The division is still just about tight enough to countenance a promotion push, but it will require a run of results similar to last season, when the team flew out of the blocks in the winter time to storm up the league table.
Top goalscorer for the firsts so far is Kohei Masaki with five, and the Japanese striker has also made five more goals, putting him joint top of the assists chart with in-form winger Chris Monk.
Similarly to last season, the seconds have struggled to put a run of results together despite several good individual performances. They made a brilliant start under new manager Tony Bennett, beating Hyde Park and Pegasus St James's in the first three days of the season, but they were brought back down to earth by a heavy defeat against Ayrfield United, who remain unbeaten at the halfway point of the campaign.
It's been just two wins in ten since then, although there have been some very strong performances during that period, notably in the clinical win over Earl Celtic, and in the impressive home draws against promotion contenders Balbriggan and Ardmore Rovers.
Powerful strikers Peter Tierney and Ryan Scollard have been the stand-out player for the seconds so far with 7 in 10 and 4 in 5 respectively, while Páidí O'Fatharta has claimed four assists.
The club is saying goodbye to one of its legends of the modern era, Francis Mulhall, who has decided to emulate his heroes Gary Neville and Barry Kirwan by retiring mid-season. Franner represented Seaford more than 170 times, scoring almost 50 goals. He improved with age, winning his place back with the firsts this year, as well as being the current Second Team Player of the Year. All the best, Franner.
A positive day for the club as both teams were in action back-to-back at Rockfield Park.
The seconds ground out a 2-2 good draw against free-scoring Ardmore Rovers. Top goalscorer Peter Tierney opened the scoring early in the second half before the Bray men fought back, first with a stunning equaliser, before taking the lead inside the final quarter of an hour. But Tierney was on hand to slam home an injury time equaliser, to make it seven from ten this season for the big striker. The full match report is here.
But Peter's namesake MJ went one better for the firsts in their match against ten-man Beggsboro, netting a hat-trick in a 4-3 win, including a spectacular third. Dave Higgins was also on target for the home side. Read all about it.