First team slide towards relegation dogfight

Another weekend where poor weather dominated the fixture list saw the first team slide towards the relegation trap door after giving up a two goal lead on Sunday at Palmershill, while the majority of other games were postponed in the poor conditions.

Another weekend where poor weather dominated the fixture list saw the first team slide towards the relegation trap door after giving up a two goal lead on Sunday at Palmershill, while the majority of other games were postponed in the poor conditions.

TSDL Premier Division

Cashel Town FC 2 – 4 Old Bridge FC

This game survived a late pitch inspection and Cashel started well putting the visitors constantly on the back foot with some good football.

As the half went on the home midfield continued to exert control and they were finally rewarded on 25 minutes when Mickey Coleman rose highest to finish a free kick to the net and put them a goal up.

Things got even better a little over five minutes later when Andrew Flynn skilfully evaded a number of tackles before placing a great cross at the feet of the inrushing David Slattery to volley past the helpless Old Bridge keeper.

Two up inside the half hour and Cashel looked to be cruising, and should have taken the lead with them to the break.

However, the wheels began to loosen in injury time at the end of the half when a lapse in concentration in the Cashel defence allowed Bridge’s Evan Ryan to sneak a goal back and half the home teams advantage.

Undeterred however, Cashel came back out fighting early in the second half and should have restored their two goal advantage but for an unusual miss by striker Chilly Fitzell after 50 minutes.

And Cashel were made to pay hard for this error almost immediately as the visitors swept down the field and gained parity as Aaron Moroney levelled matters with a tidy finish from a well placed cross by a Bridge midfielder.

After this the game seemed to be petering out towards a draw, but Old Bridge produced the ace in their pack as substitute Paul Ryan struck five minutes before time.

This roused Cashel once again into a frenetic siege of the Old Bridge goalmouth, but as is often the case, instead of an equaliser, they were dealt a sucker punch as Moroney grabbed a second goal from a breakaway attack. Overall a good performance but nothing to show for it, and now Cashel are at the wrong side of a gap between the relegation strugglers and mid table safety.

They will have to start picking up points soon or they will be facing into a long cold Spring.

Schoolboys Result

U13 Mullinahone FC 1 – 4 Cashel Town FC

Fixtures

TSDL Div 3

Ballypatrick FC V Cashel Town B, Sunday, December 9, Ballypatrick.

U14: Cahir Park FC v Cashel Town FC, Saturday, December 8, Cahir, 11am.

U12: Clonmel Town B FC v Cashel Town FC, Saturday, December 8, Clonmel, 11am.