ST. MICHAEL’S B 6 KILMANAHAN UNITED 1
A youthful St. Michael’s B picked up maximum League Division 2 points as they hit a Kilmanahan United side for six in a game that was switched to Tipp town last Sunday.
Kilmanahan through the wise old head of Connie Power had a few half chances before Saints took the lead on 7 minutes when a well paced through ball from Darren Lowry saw Dean Thompson outpace the defence to score from 12 yards. Connie Power should have levelled matters on 26 minutes when he shot wide from on front of goal after a knock down by Derek McGrath. Colin Barrett wasted another glorious chance when a long ball broke his way but he shot wide. A poor goal-kick saw Saints’ Shane Penderville fire home from 18 yards to make it 2-0 on 33 minutes. Kilmanahan deserved a break and got it on 38 minutes when Paul Cagney scored from a close range rebound after Brian Glasheen did well to save the initial shot. A good move just on half time saw Saints take a 3-1 interval lead when Timmy Dalton scored from 6 yards from a John O’Brien centre.
Saints net-minder Brian Glasheen did well to save from Jamie Greene on 47 minutes. A Shane Penderville snap shot hit the post on 50 minutes. Dean Thompson rounded the keeper to get his second of the afternoon and make it 4-1 on the hour after a well weighted Timmy Dalton pass. This seemed to break the Kilmanahan resolve and Shane Penderville made it 5-1 on 85 minutes with his second goal of the afternoon from a John O’Brien pass. John
O’Brien rounded off the scoring with a left footed pile driver from 18 yards right on full time.