Philip O’Doherty goal secures win for St. Nicholas over Borris

Clonmel Credit Union League Division 1 


Clonmel Credit Union League Division 1 


Philip O’Doherty goal secures win for St. Nicholas

ST. NICHOLAS 1

TWO MILE BORRIS 0

St. Nicholas moved up to third in the League Division 1 table after securing a hard fought victory against Two Mile Borris at Danny Dwyer Park, Solohead last Sunday.

Two Mile Borris went into this game on the back of two league wins and were confident of taking at least a point. The visitors enjoyed the majority of the goalmouth chances in the opening half, but found an inspired ‘keeper in Mark Lowry. The St. Nicholas net-minder produced two match-winning saves.

Borris had a goal disallowed for offside on 55 minutes and that let-off saw St. Nicholas respond in style, grabbing the winning goal on 66 minutes when Philip O’Doherty rose highest in the penalty area and powerfully headed home an Eoin Riordan corner-kick. With underfoot conditions getting worse Two Mile Borris got bogged down in the quagmire and St. Nicholas holding out to secure the three points on offer.

Michael Griffin grabs late winner for Moyglass United

MOYGLASS UNITED 2

CULLEN-LATTIN 1

Moyglass United secured three precious League Division 1 points after eventually getting the better of highflyers Cullen-Lattin by the odd goal in three in tough conditions in Moyglass last Sunday.

Moyglass took the lead with Michael Lacy putting through Gavin Morrissey with a fine ball which was matched with a cool finish to lob the keeper from just inside the box after 25 minutes. Moyglass ended the half in front despite Cullen-Lattin creating some decent chances on the break.

The second half was more competitive with Kenneth Brown dominating in the centre of the park for Moyglass. Cullen-Lattin pressed on in search of an equaliser and were rewarded in the 70th minute with Michael Morrissey driving a deflected shot home from the edge of the area. Moyglass responded and forced their way back into the lead through Michael Griffin in the 85th minute with a towering header from a Michael Lacy corner-kick. Moyglass United held on to grab a well-deserved victory.

Honours even in east Tipperary derby

KILLENAULE ROVERS 1

GLENGOOLE UNITED 1

Glengoole United salvaged a precious League Division 1 point in their battle to avoid relegation in this East Tipp derby against fellow strugglers Killenaule Rovers in Killenaule last Sunday.

Killenaule struck first on 3 minutes when an Andy Hanly cross was converted by Michael Bolger. This seemed to spur Glengoole into life and they went close on a few occasions but were denied by JP Doyle in the Killenaule goal. On 10 minutes a Glengoole break saw Daniel Rafter on hand to follow a saved shot and equalise. Glengoole had chances to go in front but couldn’t convert them through a combination of determined defending, fine goalkeeping and the lack of luck in hitting the post. It remained 1-1 at halftime.
Glengoole came out in the second half determined to grab the lead but again were denied and as the conditions deteriorated chances started to offer up as both sides pushed for a winner. Adrian Maher and Noel Hayes posing a threat on many occasions but Glengoole found JP Doyle in fine form in goal for Killenaule. It wasn’t all one way traffic and Killenaule had a purple patch but found the Glengoole defence determined not to concede again as Andy Hanly and Johnny Grace saw their efforts cleared. Considering the conditions this would never be a contest for the purist but both sides showed their determination and bottle and in the end had to settle for a point apiece.