Munster Junior Cup
St Nicholas 2
Philip Doherty (2)
Tipperary Town 5
Vinny Godfrey (4)
Tipperary Town reached the last 32 of the Munster Junior Cup with a 5-2 win away to St Nicholas in what as a hard fought derby game.
Town had not played in a month before this but went ahead on the ten minute mark when Vinny Godfrey found Darren Neville in the box and he finished the ball with consummate ease. Saints would not lie down though and equalised only three minutes later with a great header from Philip Doherty. Town wouldn’t drop their heads though and just before the break a fifty yard ball from Niall Donovan was brilliantly controlled by Godfrey and he lashed the ball into the top corner to send his side into half time a goal to the good.
The second half started slowly but Town doubled their lead on the hour mark when Shane Leahy set up Godfrey for his second. Saints wouldn’t give up however and halved the deficit on the 67th minute when Doherty was on hand to grab his second of the game.
But only five minutes later Town ended the game as a contest when Steven Quinn sent Godfrey through to grab his third of the game and put his side 4-2 ahead. Town certainly saved their best until last when new signing Andrew Vange passed a huge ball to Neville who in turn beat two players and put it on a plate for Godfrey to grab his fourth of the game.
A tough derby day for the Town and with three youths doing well in Ryan Shinner, Jack Lowry and Jordan Doyle. Quinn, Neville and Gary O’Callaghan put in some top performances but it was indeed Vinny Godfrey who stole the show and grabbed the Stoppagetime.ie Man Of The Match
A historic day for the club as it is the first time they have reached outside their area in a major competition amd they will now face Dungarvan of Waterford in the next round.