Clonmel Credit Union League Division 4
TWO MILE BORRIS B 1
ST. KIERAN’S 2
St. Kieran’s of Cahir are the outright leaders of League Division 4 as they came from behind to make it two wins from two starts overcoming the challenge of Two Mile Borris B in Newhill Park, Littleton last Sunday.
Two Mile Borris B having been successful on the opening day were determined to take maximum points and dominated proceeding in the opening half. However, all that possession yielded just a single goal after 35 minutes. It came from a Tommy Colville corner-kick that saw Stephen Dorney rise highest and head powerfully home.
After the changeover St. Kieran’s started taking control as Two Mile Borris Reserves attempted to shut up shop and hit on the break. However, as the hour mark was reached the Cahir side restored parity when Shane O’Neill’s shot rebounded off a post, but quickest to react was James English who scored from close range. Two Mile Borris tried to regain the lead, but in the 83rd minute were caught ball watching as a long hopeful clearance found the unmarked Shane O’Neill who kept his composure to score and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
Peake reserves best with second half Burke hat-trick
PEAKE VILLA B 5
TIPPERARY TOWN B 2
A Christy Burke second half hat-trick helped Peake Villa B get their League Division 4 campaign up and running hitting Tipperary Town B for five at the Tower Grounds, Thurles last Sunday.
Peake Villa with the wind in their sails dominated the opening half and had two clear goal chances before finally getting the breakthrough after 30 minutes when Dave Fitzgerald pounced on a loose ball inside the six-yard area. Tipperary Town came more into the game in the second half and Villa now had to soak up the pressure. On 55 minutes Tipp Town restored parity when the Villa defence only headed out to Michael Cromwell on the edge of the 18 yard box and he finished a fine shot to the top of the net. Tipp Town kept on the pressure and following a 20 yards free-kick which the Villa ‘keeper spilled, but that ever alert poacher Brian Glasheen was on hand to finish to the net on 63 minutes to turn this tie on its head at 2-1. Peake Villa didn’t panic and using the long ball over the top of the Town defence paid rich dividends with three goals in a 15 minute spell to turn the game back in their favour at 4-2. All three goals came from Christy Burke. With Tipperary Town still reeling from that three-goal blitz, it saw Tomas Rykalla head home to make it 5-2 to a relieved Peake Villa side with five minutes left..
Dualla and Ballyneale blow their chances
DUALLA FC 0 BALLYNEALE FC 0
Both Dualla FC and Ballyneale FC blew the chance of going joint top in League Division 4 as they played out a scoreless draw in the Community Sportsfield, Dualla last Sunday.
From the kick-off neither side looked capable of scoring and over the ninety minutes there was very little goalmouth action. One would have expected a better competition from two sides that cruised to opening day victories and that this was going to be a battle for the three points on offer. However, with both side failing to find the net, it is a case where Ballyneale salvaged an away point where as Dualla dropped two.