Clonmel Credit Union Premier League
WILDERNESS ROVERS 2
CLONMEL TOWN 2
In what was one of the most dramatic games seen in the Premier League this campaign bottom of-the-table Wilderness Rovers, although reduced to ten men, produced a remarkable comeback with two goals in injury-time to salvage an unlikely share of the spoils with champions Clonmel Town in the Wilderness last Sunday.
A few short weeks ago this game could have been described as a banker for Clonmel Town against a Wilderness Rovers side still seeking their first win of the campaign, but the wheels having definitely fallen off the Town bandwagon and confidence is at an all-time low. In spite of that it looked like Rovers had shot themselves in the foot on the stroke of half time when Jason Barnes received a straight red card.
The second half was just 6 minutes old when Rovers were awarded a penalty but they failed to covert it to the dismay of the home support. That let-off saw Clonmel Town regain their composure, although they were fortunate to take the lead after 61 minutes when a fiercely-hit
low cross was turned into his own net by a Wilderness defender as he tried to clear the danger.
Before Wilderness could re-organise their forces they were 2-0 down when David McGrath dispatched the ball to the net from the penalty spot. It looked like Clonmel Town had turned the corner. However in the 91st minute a quick Rovers breakaway ended with Keith Cashman, on his return to the side after a lengthy injury, hitting an unstoppable volley to the net from 15 yards. That suddenly brought this game to the boil and with Town trying to regain the lead they were hit with a sucker punch in the 93rd minute when a cross from Seanie O’Hara saw Ashley Keane lash the ball home to snatch a remarkable share of the spoils.