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Villa & Celtic Draw In Six Goal Thriller

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Peake Villa 3-3 Clonmel Celtic

Peake Villa and Clonmel Celtic put on a fantastic show for the large crown in the Tower Grounds on Sunday and the away side were denied all three points thanks to a late penalty from Pippy Carroll.

Celtic took the lead midway through the first half as Cian O’Sullivan was quick to tap home when Stephen Ryan could only parry a shot his direction. Villa were unlucky not to go into half time on level terms as Mikey Wade’s effort rebounded off the post in injury time.

Celtic would double their lead early in the second half as a corner to the near post was eventually touched home by John O’Connor. Villa’s never say die attitude came to the fore again as Tommy Teer pulled one back with twenty-five minutes remaining. Villa would find themselves on level terms moments later as great link up play from James O’Sullivan and Ronan McGuire ended with the latter tucking the ball under the keeper and into the net.

Celtic would retake the lead with eight minutes to go as Evan McGuire caught the home side on the break and finished brilliantly but the game was to take another dramatic twist when Villa were awarded a penalty five minutes later as substitute Pippy Carroll stepped up and made no mistake.

A result that will undoubtedly suit leaders St Michael’s who were on Munster Champions Cup duty, beating Waterford Hibs 4-1 to set up a semi final showdown with Shannon Town of Clare.

Elsewhere in the Division Clonmel Town beat Old Bridge by eight goals to one thanks to goals from Keith Cashman (3), Dylan Guiry (2), Shane O’Meara (2) and Cillian Crowe. Tipperary Town grabbed a vital win against Glengoole Utd thanks to goals from Vinny Godfrey and Mark Roche either side of a Danny White Own Goal.

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