Cahir Park (@3.5) vs Clonmel Town (@1.7)
15-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Clonmel Town will win

Cahir Park – Clonmel Town Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 10:00

The Park, playing in away yellow and blue because of a colours clash, had good performances on the night from a tireless James McGrath and the impressive midfield fulcrum of Shane McGrath and Norman O'Brien. At the back, all four were at their dependable selves, Peters even chipping in with his fourth of the season when latching on to Shane McGrath's 52nd min cross.

The tempo was ratcheted up a notch on the re-introduction, both sides going all out for the elusive first goal. On the hour cahirparkafc.com man of the match Fitzgerald was again in the thick of it to shoot over the bar, after an O'Donnell free was well-placed. A queter-than-usual Paddy O'Donnell adding to efforts by Eamonn Wootton and Dylan Fitzgerald.

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Another solo run by Ryan and a one-two with Burke almost saw the two-goal lead restored before another excellent Tobin cross was met by no-one in particular. There was room however for just one more goal before Billy Donoughue's full-time whistle when a cheeky interception of a free from the Borris keeper fed Burke on the edge of the area who had time to round the keeper and stroke home to finally put a nail in the coffin of a resurgent Two-Mile-Borris.

With Thomas Maher and Gary Burke in particularly good form, though, all their effort came to nothing, with netminder Brian Sweeney in sharp form yet again capping off a great few weeks work on behalf of the Club. As in most games, those in the lead by such a margin were not allowed such room in the second half - with the hosts coming in to the game and forcing a succession of corners.

The promotion - elect Park were ahead on 43 with Shane McGrath's deft touches allowing James Darcy - having his best season in many years service to the Club - make space on the right and set up Fitzgerald to play in the centre for Shane McGrath again. With calmness personified, O'Donnell glided past two defenders and struck a well-placed shot to the keeper's right. Possibly easier to save, the unfortunate number one allowed the ball somehow to wobble past him into the bottom corner. He put in a through pass for O'Donnell.

A penetrating run from sub Shane Tobin almost had Fitzpatrick in again while the minutes ticked down. A sizeable Cahir following hoped for a quick whistle from Walsh. This was not to be and inside added time the challenge of the game from Gavin Berry cleared the ball two yards from the line after Frasier had broke through a solid Cahir defence to produce a shot of substance. It proved to be in vain for the home side, Cahir deservedly winning by the odd goal in three and ready to welcome Two Mile Borris B for a home fixture next weekend.

Indeed one of these was the source of the first of O'Donnell's three for the afternoon, all carbon copies of the other with him rounding the keeper to finish coolly, the first on 38 mins. The midfield, excellently marshalled by James McGrath and Norman O'Brien, came more into the game at this point and began to force ever more errors from the Killenaule rearguard with pinpoint crosses sprayed to both flanks for Darcy and Dylan Fitzgerald to carry forward to feed Wootton and Paddy O'Donnell up front.

A David McGrath-won free-kick added further pressure to the hosts rearguard and it wasn't long until Town took a deserved lead - Shane Flynn collecting the ball in a crowded goalmouth and shooting speculatively. The ball, heading wide, was deflected to the net by an inrushing Park player to put one between the sides. True to form, the home side were back to try to reduce the arrears - Eamonn Wootton heading over a well-placed Darcy cross.

Newsflash

The final efforts of the afternoon saw Borris almost beat Wall with a free-kick whilst at the opposite end a three-man attack started with a overhead clearance by Dylan Fitzgerald, added to by O'Donnell and almost finished by Wootton saw the home support go away happy, twelve league points collected from a possible twelve and another away trip next week - this time to Moyglass in the Tipperary Cup.

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