Both teams came off second best on Saturday against perhaps the strongest sides in their respective divisions.
There were a lot of similarities between the two away fixtures, with Seaford reaching half time without conceding - and in the case of the first team, eventually taking the lead - before shipping four goals after the break.
Garrett Connolly netted twice for the firsts away at St Mochta's, but the home side's brilliant combination play - and a couple of generous offside calls - turned the match in their favour and they secured a 4-2 win. The full match report is available here.
The seconds put up a brave fight against unbeaten Ayrfield United, who took a second half lead with a brilliant free kick, and added a second shortly afterwards. David Mackey pulled one back for Seaford but the hosts ran in two more late goals to give the scoreline a flattering sheen.
Tony Bennett's men have a chance to bounce back immediately with a home tie against Tymon Bawn this evening (6.45pm ko at Rockfield Park. The Tallaght outfit sit immediately beneath Seaford in the Division 3 table, albeit with games in hand, and prevailed 3-1 when the two sides met in the return fixture in October.