Vee Rovers revive promotion hopes
VEE ROVERS 2 CLERIHAN 0
A goal in each half saw Vee Rovers renew their promotion challenge from League Division 3 after getting the better of fellow promotion hopefuls Clerihan in Clogheen last Sunday.
In a must win game Vee Rovers got off to a flyer with Jimmy Haddue finishing off a well weighted defence splitting pass from Darren Hannigan. However, it was Clerihan that had the upper hand after that early setback, but found Cathal Moloney between the Vee Rovers posts in sparkling form producing a number of fine saves to keep the Clogheen side’s lead intact going in at the half-time break.
Clerihan continued to pile on the pressure after the break and were thrown a lifeline after 55 minutes when awarded a penalty. Once again, Cathal Moloney came to Vee Rovers rescue saving the spot-kick. That let off saw Vee Rovers add their second goal on 75 minutes when a Clerihan attack broke down and from a breakaway from just outside their own penalty area it saw Darren Hannigan finish and make it 2-0.
This victory sees Vee Rovers move onto 19 points – one behind leaders Ballypatrick - with 5 games still to play. Clerihan remains in third place on 15 points with 4 games left.
Burncourt win ‘Battle of the Celts’
CLONMEL CELTIC B 1
BURNCOURT CELTIC 2
Burncourt Celtic kept their outside hopes of promotion from League Division 3 alive after collecting all three points by defeating relegation threatened Clonmel Celtic B at Ferryhouse, Clonmel last Sunday.
Burncourt Celtic knew that victory would reignite their outside hopes of promotion and took the lead courtesy of an Alan Ward goal. Clonmel Celtic B battling to avoid relegation for a second successive season kept in touch but were unable to breach the Burncourt Celtic rearguard.
With Clonmel Celtic B forced to chase the game after the break Burncourt Celtic hit them on the breakaway with Pa Ryan making it 2-0 midway through the half. Although Clonmel Celtic did pull a goal back through Shane Norris with 6 minutes remaining it was too little too late to save the day.
This victory sees Burncourt Celtic move up to joint fourth on 14 points with 4 games left. Clonmel Celtic B remain bottom on 5 points with 3 games left to play.