Butler strikes late to give first team an early Christmas present - As the Christmas break approaches the Cashel first team got an early present away in Thurles, while a much depleted second team went down on the road to lose more ground in their fight for immediate promotion from Division Three
TSDL Premier Division
Peake Villa FC 1 – 2 Cashel Town FC
With the frost finally breaking on Sunday morning after a bitterly cold week, the first team travelled as much in hope as anticipation to play a strong Peake Villa outfit. Coming on the back of a poor defeat at home last week, and a steady slide down the table it was imperative that the lads secured something from this game, and by the time it was finished, they really couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Stung by criticism from both within and outside the club after recent performances the away team sprung out of the traps and built a series of promising attacks right from the off. They were rewarded inside ten minutes, when the ever consistent left back Ian Hahessy popped up at the end of a flowing passing movement and finished with aplomb to give Cashel a precious lead. Once they had got this lead goal, they settled back into a comfortable holding game, and were good value for their single goal half time lead.
Unfortunately as has been the case too often this season, they didn’t increase their lead when they had chances, and all of their good work was undone early in the second half when Villa equalised following some poor Cashel defending. After this, the home team had their own purple patch and Cashel were very lucky not to concede any more goals. Finally, as the game looked like it was petering out towards a draw, the Cashel manager made his final throw of the dice, when he put himself on as a substitute to try to find that elusive winner. And what a substitution it was, as player manager Ned Butler scored a fantastic goal with less than five minutes left on the clock, to give Cashel a hard earned, but well deserved win. This win, coupled with other results in the Premier League has now opened a gap between Cashel and the two bottom teams and will surely ease a little bit of pressure on the players and management team. If they can add one or two more victory’s in the next few weeks, then they turkey will surely taste a whole lot better than it might have had only a week or so ago.
TSDL Division 3
Ballypatrick FC 4 – 2 Cashel Town FC
U14 Cahir Park FC 4 – 0 Cashel Town FC
U12 Clonmel Town B 1 – 4 Cashel Town FC
No games this weekend.
Next weekends fixtures
TSDL Premier Div:
Bansha Celtic FC v Cashel Town FC, Dec 16th, Bansha
TSDL Div 3
Redmondstown FC V Cashel Town B, Sun. Dec. 16th, Clonmel
U15: Clonmel Town B FC v Cashel Town FC, Sat. Dec. 15th, Clonmel, 11:00 am
U13: Vee Rovers FC v Cashel Town FC, Sat. Dec. 15th , Clogheen, 11:00 am
U12: Cashel Town Rebels FC v Tipp Town Schoolgirls FC, Scoil Chormaic, Sun. Dec 16th, 11 am
U12: Burncourt Celtic FC v Cashel Town Rockets FC, Burncourt, Dec 16th, Sun. Dec 16th, 11am