CLONMEL TOWN 1
St Michael’s scored four goals for a second consecutive game as their title defence gets off to a nigh on perfect start.
Having put four past Two Mile Borris last weekend the Saints registered four against Clonmel Town this weekend to make two wins and eight goals from two league games.
Town started well and Manus McFadden went close with an early header. However, it was the visitors who took an early lead.
Just 7 minutes in a Jimmy Carr cross was headed goalwards by David Slattery and helped into the net by town custodian Eoin Power.
Saints had most of he play and good work by Rodrigo Goncalves and a succession of corners kept town on the back foot.
Around the 25 minute mark Michael’s eventually managed to extend their advantage.
Shane Ryan sent a free kick into the mix and Jonathan Ryan showed great improvisation to head home.
11 minutes later and the game was all but wrapped up as Shane Ryan’s goalbound effort was helped into the net on the goalline by a defender.
Keith Cashman brilliantly headed in a Craig Guiry cross to pull one back for the home side on 41 mins.
The pace of the game dipped at times in the secoind half and any hopes Town had of a comeback were quashed on 58 mins when David Slattery was left unmarked at the far post and with the easy task of heading to the net extend the advantage back to three.
It could have been worse for Town, but Eoin Power made a series of saves to keep the score down- one spectacular one from Pa Quinn.
The keeper also saved well from Jimmy Carr and Alan O’Dwyer as Michael’s went on the goal hunt.
Town had a few half chances but Saints were able to ease down a gear and still win comprehensively.