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Town Rally To Deny Bally Boys

NT&DL Premier Division

Roscrea Town 3
Niall O’Lone 62′
Own Goal 87′
Ray McNicholas 90′

Ballymackey Fc 3
Phillippe 15′
Denis O’Connor 75′
Denis Haverty 78′

Ballymackey travelled to Timeighter to face Roscrea Town in a match with both sides desperate for a win. Indeed it will be the Balinree side that will go home feeling aggrieved as two pieces of bad luck late on see them drop a two goal advantage.

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The treacherous conditions meant that the game started slowly with both sides struggling to gain any momentum early on. But that all changed on fifteen minutes when Ballymackey number ten Phillippe dribbled his way through the Town defence as they stood off and his shot some how managed to trickle into the bottom corner to send the away side into delirium. The game continued to be scrappy and on the twenty  third minute Town were awarded a penalty as Shane Moloney was felled in the area, Moloney then stepped up but his spot kick was saved by Eugene Foley in the Ballymackey goal.

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Town continued to press but they couldn’t find the target despite half chances from John Pio Fitzpatrick and Craig Phelan. Foley and Darragh McDonald were proving very hard to beat in the Ballymackey defence.

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The second half started as the first ended and Town continued to push forward and good play from Fitzpatrick down the right found Craig Phelan in the box but his snap shot on the turn went hight and wide. They away side though were still dangerous and the impressive Denis Haverty put Alan Kelly through but Bryan O’Lone was equal to his effort on the fifty seventh minute.

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Town would equalise however on the sixty second minute when a well flighted Tom Ahern header was headed home by Niall O’Lone. Roscrea would continue to press and reverted to a 3-4-3 formation with twenty minutes to go and this proved to be their undoing as after so good defending by Ray McNicholas the ball broke to Denis O’Connor and his twenty five yard daisy cutter found the bottom corner to send the away side ahead with only fifteen minutes to go.

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Only three minutes later the Bally boys doubled their lead when a fantastic deft through ball from Dylan Reid found Haverty bearing down on goal and he tucked the ball under the onrushing O’Lone to grab what would have been his sides first league win of the campaign.

Roscrea struggled to make any impression for the next few minutes but their possession finally counted three minutes from time when a Brian Franks corner was headed into his own goal by Alan Kelly to half the deficit. Heartbreak would soon follow as another dead ball from Franks, this time a free kick, was floated into the area and Eugene Foley spilled the ball at the feet of Ray McNicholas who couldn’t miss from that range with only a minute to go. Roscrea would continue the press but the winner wasn’t to come and Town’s abysmal run continues as Ballymackey walk away with a very credible point.

A great game for the neutral even if the weather did hinder what football their might have been. Brian Franks was again on form for Town aswell as McNicholas whilst Denis Haverty and Denis O’Connor impressed for the away side but the stoppagetime.ie Man Of The Match goes to Darragh McDonnell, the centre half was immense throughout.

PosClub
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23St Micheals
24
25Kilmanahan Utd
26
27
28
29
30
31Cahir Park B
32Peake Villa
33
34Ballyneale
35Bansha Celtic
36Two Mile Borris B
37Wilderness Rovers
38
39
40Peake Villa B
41
42Clonmel Town
43Cahir Park
44Vee Rovers
45Clonmel Town B
46
47The Fighting Cocks A
48The Castle Bar A
49
50Kilsheelan Utd
51
52Biddy’s Bar A
53
54Moyglass Utd
55Bansha Celtic B
56
57Clonmel Celtic
58
59The Central B
60St Michael’s B
61Tipperary Town B
62The Central A
63Rosegreen Rangers
64Kilusty
65Newmarket Celtic
66
67
68The Auburn Lounge B
69
70Cashel Town
71Killenaule Rovers
72Tipperary Town
73Slieveardagh Utd
74Mc’s Bar The Stand
75Shannon Olympic
76Cullen/Lattin
77St Nicholas
78Burncourt Celtic
79
80The Castle Bar B
81
82Suirside
83Biddy’s Bar C
83Delboys
85Avenue Utd
86The Full House
87
88Shannon Town
89Galbally Utd
90Glengoole United
91
92The Clough Inn
93Bridge Utd
94Donohill & District
95The Auburn Lounge A
96Mullinahone
97Fitzpatrick’s Clonmore
98Mickey Phelan’s
99John Carroll’s B
100
101Jacks Bar
102Old Bridge
103Cashel Town B
104Sporting Ennistymon
105Bernie’s Boys
106Two Mile Borris
107
108John Carroll’s A
109
110Tulla Utd
111Biddy’s Bar B
112Cullen/Lattin B
113
114
115
116Kilrush Rangers
117
118The Fighting Cocks B
119
120Moher Celtic
121
122
123John Carroll’s C
124
125
126
127The White House
128Bridge Celtic
129
130Bob
130Curry
130Della
130Fred
130Gringo
130Obbis
130Pa
130Whisks
130Willie
139
140
141The Templemore Arms

Stoppagetime.ie Man Of The Match: Darragh McDonnell

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