The first team are heading to the Christmas break with a contented outlook now as a fine away win in Bansha has almost guaranteed their Premier league status for another season. However it was a tough weekend for both the schoolboys and schoolgirls teams, but they well deserve their Christmas break as well.
TSDL Premier Division
Bansha Celtic FC 1 – 4 Cashel Town FC
This was a highly anticipated game as a defeat on the road would really have dragged Cashel into a relegation battle, but instead it turned into a precious 6 pointer as the lads cruised to a well-deserved win. The early part of the game was tense with neither team fashioning many chances and making the goalkeepers almost redundant, but Cashel stunned the home side when Daniel Doherty struck a minute before the break to give Cashel a one nil lead at the break.
Within two minutes of the restart Cashel doubled their lead through Andrew Flynn, who came from defence to finish off a flowing passing movement. This seriously rocked the home team and Cashel began to get chance after chance without converting, as they looked to wrap the game up in short order. Fifteen minutes from time however, the game was back in the melting pot as Bansha pulled a goal back, to the dismay of the away side’s bench. The response was a substitution and Paul Hoare was sprung from the bench to shore up the Cashel back line. But Paul didn’t seem to have read the script and instead of keeping the goals out, he decided that attack was the best form of defence and struck twice inside the last eight minutes of the game to give Cashel a four win victory at the final whistle.
This was a hugely important result for the first team, following on from last week’s victory in Thurles, as it has opened up a large gap between them and the bottom two teams. Securing next year’s Premier status this side of Christmas will allow the players and managers to rest up and recharge themselves for the rest of this season, and will hopefully allow them to begin rebuilding for another tilt at the title next year.
U15 Clonmel Town B FC 4 – 0 Cashel Town FC
U13 Vee Rovers FC 3 – 1 Cashel Town FC
U12 Cashel Town Rebels 0 – 2 Tipp Town Schoolgirls FC
Burncourt Celtic FC 4 – 0 Cashel Town Rockets FC
All games are finished until the New Year. The club would like to take this opportunity to wish all its supporters, players, coaches and everyone involved a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.