TSDL League Division One
Cahir Park 1
The home side were attempting to gather all points to go six clear at the top of the TSDL Division One table.
It was a bright start with both sides giving as much to the cause as possible. Cahir had the most of the closing stages, Dylan Fitzgerald put through a neat ball for Wootton to run on to. Keeping his composure, he turned and calmly placed the ball past a despairing keeper for a deserved one goal lead for the hosts, 77 mins on the clock.
The lead, held to the end, see the Park open up some breathing space at the top of the table, ahead of next weekend’s break for Cup action in Redmondstown.
Cahir Park AFC: Aaron Wall, Pa Fitzgerald, Denis Peters, John O’Connor, James Darcy, James McGrath, Norman O’Brien, Dylan Fitzgerald, Eamonn Wootton, Paddy O’Donnell, Daryl Peters. Subs: Seanie Kiernan for Daryl Peters, Eamonn Gleeson for Eamonn Wootton, Barry McCormack, Darren McGrath.
FAI Youth Cup, 2nd round
Peake Villa 3
Cahir Park 5
On Saturday last the youths travelled to Peake Villa in an FAI Cup game. After 15 minutes we were a goal up with a great finish from Darren McGrath. Peake Villa got back in the game after poor defending from the Park. Within two minutes we found ourselves 2-1 down.
After losing captain Aaron Murphy to injury we had to make a few positional changes and within five mins we were level again thanks to good work from Barry Cooney, Paddy Kenneally with a neat finish to the net.
Peake started the second half stronger but we soon found our attacking rhythm again and were ahead again thanks to Darren McGrath. But Villa didn’t give up and were level again soon after. Credit to the boys they drove on again and were ahead after Dion Butler volleyed to the net.
The final goal was left to Darren McGrath who completed his hat trick with another fine finish to the net.
A good cup tie and good result for the park with everyone playing their part, from Mickey O’Connor in defence up to Dave Finnane and Niall McKenna but we will have to improve on this performance next week when Clonmel Town come to the Park in The Munster Youth Cup.