Clonmel Credit Union League Division 2
Four-goal Cloona resurrects Kilsheelan’s promotion hopes
GLEN VILLA 0 KILSHEELAN UNITED 5
Four goals from Barry Cloona helped Kilsheelan United close the gap at top of League Division 2 after easily defeating overnight leaders Glen Villa in the Glen of Aherlow last Sunday.
Kilsheelan United whose indifferent performances could prove costly towards promotion prospects were quickly out of the blocks. From a corner-kick, Cloona rose highest to head home the opener after just 3 minutes. Cloona made it 2-0 with another header after 10 minutes. He completed his hat-trick of headers with just 15 minutes gone. From that stage onwards Kilsheelan were well in control and led 3-0 at the break.
A depleted Glen Villa side struggled to make any inroads and on 65 minutes, Kilsheelan United put the game to bed when a Chris Ryan free-kick deflected off a defender as the ball found the corner of the net. To rub salt into the wounds of Glen Villa, Kilsheelan United make it 5-0 on 73 minutes with Cloona capitalising on a mix-up to score his fourth of the afternoon.
Town ‘B’ still without a win
CLONMEL TOWN B 1 ST. MICHAEL’S B 1
Clonmel Town salvaged a share of the spoils in this League Division 2 battle that took place in far from perfect conditions at Ferryhouse, Clonmel last Sunday.
In this battle of the relegated sides Clonmel Town B still without a win battled hard against a St. Michael’s B side that are hovering close to the danger zone. With just nine points separating second place from second last place, St. Michael’s reserves remains in the danger zone with games quickly running. After a hard fought scoreless opening forty-five minutes it saw St. Michael’s B eventually break the deadlock through James Power after 70 minutes. Clonmel Town B, with just one game left and four points adrift are already facing relegation for a second successive season, did not drop their heads, and salvaged a share of the points thanks to Thomas Whalley who restore parity after 75 minutes.
Tipp Town become the new pacesetters
KILMANAHAN UNITED 2
TIPPERARY TOWN 3
New pacesetters Tipperary Town took a step closer to a historic promotion from League Division 2 after twice coming from behind to defeat Kilmanahan United by the odd goal in five at the Tipperary/Waterford border venue last Sunday.
Tipperary Town who are hoping for a third successful promotion at the first time of asking were a goal behind after just 5 minutes when Aaron Hickey was on hand to finish off a pass from James O’Donnell. However, with 36 minutes gone, the Kilmanahan United rearguard was eventually breeched, when the home side failed to clear their lines allowing Adrian O’Dwyer score from close range.
Kilmanahan United like the first started the second half the brighter and regained the lead at 2-1 on 55 minutes when Damien Cahill was left one-on-one with the ‘keeper and picked his spot. Tipperary Town with just one defeat in the league restored parity on the 70 minutes when a long thrown-in caught Kilmanahan off guard allowing Mark Roche pounce and make it 2-2. With a draw looking a likely outcome Tipperary Town snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with the last action of the game when another long throw-in once again caught the Kilmanahan rearguard napping allowing Adrian O’Dwyer snatch an unlikely victory.