Wilderness Rovers win five-goal thriller

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Two goals from Keith Cashman were instrumental in Wilderness Rovers securing maximum Premier League points in this crucial relegation battle with Bansha Celtic in Clonmel last Sunday.

In what was relegation ‘six-pointer’, Wilderness Rovers got an early breakthrough after 19 minutes when a volley from Keith Cashman rattled the back of net. Bansha Celtic werethrown a lifeline after 35 minutes when a Wilderness player turned an attempted clearance in to his own net to leave it all square at 1-1 at half-time.

Bansha Celtic who are still seeking their first victory turned this game on its head on 52 minutes when Tony Egan headed home to go 2-1 up. Wilderness Rovers responded to that setback by restoring their goal advantage with goals from Brian Smith with a 35-yard volley after 59 minutes and a Keith Cashman penalty for handball after 71 minutes. Bansha Celtic tried in vain to get at least a point and were denied that right at the death by Rovers’ net-minder Martin Boland, who pushed a Tony Egan pile-driver onto the crossbar and away to safety, securing his side the three points on offer.