Clonmel Credit Union League Division 4
ST. KIERAN’S 4 DUALLA 2
St. Kieran’s closed the gap on the leaders Dualla to a single point in this top of the table League Division 4 clash at the Duneske Recreational Centre, Cahir last Sunday.
St. Kieran’s opened the scoring through James English who hit a low drive past the ‘keeper after 10 minutes. With the Cahir side well on top and Dualla failing to find answers they extended their lead on 20 minutes when Aidan Keating headed home a Kevin Murray centre. Five minutes later it was 3-0 when John O’Gorman rose highest to head home from a corner-kick.
Dualla were dominant in the second half as St. Kieran’s eased up and were nearly caught. Just 3 minutes after the re-start Dualla pulled one back through Brian McDermott and there was a single goal between the sides when Oisin Ryan scrambled the ball home from close range after 51 minutes. Dualla bombarded the St. Kieran’s goal but try as they might couldn’t find a way through a resolute defence. With ten minutes left a relieved St. Kieran’s got the insurance goal through Jason Grant.
Free-scoring Ballyneale lay down another marker
BALLYNEALE 5 PEAKE VILLA B 2
Ballyneale continued their good start to the League Division 4 campaign against Peake Villa B at Ballydine last Sunday.
Ballyneale are already looking like dark horses for honours and they got off to a flyer when Robbie O’Brien scored after 5 minutes. Nigel Grace restored parity after 22 minutes but Ballyneale held the upper hand going in for the break, with Robbie O’Brien adding his and his side’s second goal after 25 minutes.
A minute after the resumption Peake Villa’s reserves equalised through Nigel Grace but the Thurles side’s celebrations didn’t last very long because just a minute later Darren McCarthy put Ballyneale back in front. After that hectic start to the second half Ballyneale gained control with Enda Fogarty making it 4-2 in the 55th minute. With undefeated Ballyneale then shutting up shop they wrapped up all three points with Marty O’Reilly completing the scoring after 73 minutes.
Cullen-Lattin B shoot themselves in the foot after bright start
CULLEN-LATTIN B 1 TWO MILE BORRIS B 2
Two Mile Borris B collected maximum points by coming from behind in this League Division 4 clash to defeat Cullen-Lattin B by the odd goal in three at the West Tipp venue last Sunday.
In a closely-fought contest with neither side giving an inch, Cullen-Lattin’s reserves broke the deadlock after 10 minutes when Michael Kenny headed home a cross from Russell Boles. Borris refused to be rattled and equalised through David Burke after 36 minutes.
It was tit-for-tat throughout the second half, with goal chances going a-begging at both ends of the park. When it looked like the points might be shared disaster struck for Cullen-Lattin when they gave away a needless penalty when Danny Graham was brought down in the penalty area after 74 minutes. From the resultant penalty Danny Graham dusted himself down before dispatching the ball to the net to complete the Borris B recovery.
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