Glengoole United, Cashel Town and Wilderness Rovers all advance in Munster Junior Cup
Old Bridge 1
Cashel Town 4
Cashel Town were made to work for their victory in Green Lane but in the end had too much for a game Old Bridge side.
The hosts were quickest out of the blocks and almost got their noses in front when Murty Kennedy found space, but some last ditch defending snuffed out any danger.
Cashel however grew into the game and almost opened the scoring themselves in the 17th minute but for an excellent save by Liam Powell.
By now the visitors were well on top and it came as no surprise to any spectator when James Harding edged them in front.
But ‘The Bridge’ kept themselves in the game and managed to get back on level terms befiore the break. Martin Kennedy got away inside the box and when he was fouled, Connie Power stepped up to rifle past Gearoid Slattery from the spot.
The goal appeared to wake up Cashel Town and they were by far the better team in the second half. Cathal Quinn gave them a deserved lead after the home sides defence failed to clear a set piece.
The visitors sealed their place in round two when Pakie Farrell doubled their advantage, making no mistake when he was given too much time to shoot.
And Cashel made absolutely sure that there would be no Old Bridge comeback when Devon Ryan poked home from close range.
Clonmel Celtic B 2
Glengoole Utd 0
A Jamie Carey brace meant there was to be no fairytale for Clonmel Celtic reserves in Ferryhouse.
Celtic, under the guidance of David Askins, were competitive throughout the contest and at times it was difficult to tell which was the Premier League team.
The difference however was in front of goal, and while Celtic were good up to the final third, Glengoole were clinical inside the box. Good strikers don’t need many opportunities to score and Carey was the prime example when he blasted to the net before half-time to give the visitors the lead.
It was two nil before the hour mark when Carey struck again. This time he cut in from the left wing and when space opened up he finished clinically low to the net.
Celtic battled on and almost pulled one back when a free kick grazed the upright but Glengoole were full value for the victory in the end.
Clonmel Celtic 2
Wilderness Rovs 3
Wilderness Rovers came on top of an enthralling five-goal thriller to Clonmel Celtic’s hopes in this season’s Munster Junior Cup. The ‘Wildies’ started the better of the two teams and were unlucky not to break the deadlock 10 minutes in. Sean Brown found himself one on one with the keeper, and when his effort was saved Shane O’Meara
followed up only to be denied by a super save. Wildies achilles heel of late came back to bite them again when they failed to clear a corner and the ensuing scramble for the ball led to Jake Forristal putting Celtic ahead after 17 mins.
The away side got themselves back into the game when Sean Brown played the ball into the box towards Shane O’Meara, the celtic keeper came to claim the ball but Shane got a touch to it first and went round him finishing cooly into the net it to make it 1-1 after 23 mins. Both teams cancelled each other out for the remainder of the half with Celtic finishing the stronger but unable to trouble the Wilderness defence.
Five minutes into the second half a bit of luck fell the way of Rovers. A defensive mistake allowed the ball to drop to Sean Brown who was one on one with the keeper and he made no mistake as he slotted it into the bottom corner to them us 2-1 up. Tensions were rising as the game went on, multiple strong challenges from both sides flying in but neither team could create any clear chances. With 15 mins to go Celtic got the equaliser thanks to David Joyce. Neither team managed to find the winner in the remaining time and were all set for extra time. Fatigue was showing on both teams in extra time and there was no clear cut opportunities to score until the last minute of the 2nd half of extra time as Sean Brown stepped up from outside the box and with his left foot rifled a shot passed the Clonmel Celtic keeper.