TSDL Division Three round-up
Kilsheelan United 3 – 4 Moyglass United
Moyglass United came out on top on Sunday morning in a game that had a spectacular ending with the home side looking like they had secured the most unlikely of draws, before succumbing to a sucker punch right at the death of the game. The visitors started much the better side, and found themselves a goal up inside the first minute when Eddie O’Brien tapped in at the back post. Kilsheelan eventually played themselves into the tie and the visitors made it hard for themselves being reduced to ten men before the half hour mark. But despite that disadvantage the away side were the ones to score next and doubled their lead when a long throw caught out the Kilsheelan defence and Jack Hayes headed home five minutes before the break. Things got worse for the hosts right on the stroke of half time when Jamie Morrissey volleyed home after a deep-cross, making it look like the game was done and dusted. And despite making half time changes, the home side found a stubborn visiting defence hard to break down right throughout the second period. The game looked like petering out for most of the half, but very few could have imagined the explosive last few minutes that were in store. Five minutes from the end, a speculative shot from almost the half way line by Jack Quigley nestled in the Moyglass net, and two minutes later, Jack O Donoghue drilled in an effort from the edge of the area to make it a single goal deficit. Pouring forward now, in the ninety first minute of the game it looked like the unlikely comeback had been completed when Jack O’Donoghue found John O’Dwyer lurking, and O Dwyer drilled his effort high into the top-corner from an acute angle to level the scoring. But the home side were barely finished celebrating when they were caught on the counter. A long ball into the Kilsheelan penalty area found Jamie Morrissey free, and he fired home his second, with the last kick of the game, in the ninety third minute to win it for the visitors.
Bansha Celtic 2 – 3 Burncourt Celtic
Burncourt Celtic seem to have steadied the ship after a difficult start to the season when they picked up their second win on the trot against Bansha Celtic on Sunday morning. They took the lead in the twentieth minute with a goal from Matty D’Arcy, but Bansha were level ten minutes later when William O Mahony headed home a Dylan Swords corner, for a deserved equaliser. There were no more goals in the half and Burncourt were the first to strike again in the second period with D’Arcy scoring again to restore their lead on the hour mark. This allowed them to sit back and invite the home side to try to break them down, while looking for the opportunities on the counter, and they executed this plan to perfection fifteen minutes from the end when Burncourt added the vital third goal. Bansha never gave up though and pulled back a goal six minutes from time. But it wasn’t enough to snaffle a point and Burncourt continue their march up the table.
Third Division Round Up
In the other three games in the Third Division, Killenaule added their third win of the season with a good win over a Tipperary Town side who seem to be going backwards after a good start to their campaign. The home side put four past the visitors without reply to maintain their push for promotion and possibly even a title challenge. And the Divisional leaders Powerstown allowed the bunch to come up behind them when they dropped their first points of the season away to a Two Mile Borris side who have been blowing hot and cold in their season so far. A goal each and a point each was a result of the draw between the two sides at Newhill Park on Sunday. The final game of the weekend was in Donohill who have been struggling, and their lot got no better when they went down by three goals to one against a Cahir Park side that had been propping up the league standings at the start of play, but who now jump up into potential promotion contention as a result of a second win on the bounce, such is the tightness of the Division so far.