Monday, 14th May, 2018
St. Michaels 0-0 Clonmel Town

ST. MICHAEL’S 0-0 CLONMEL TOWN

Both these sides will be looking forward to their upcoming Tipperary Cup final on this coming Friday night in Clonmel, but they played out an entertaining if ultimately scoreless League game un Cooke Park last Wednesday evening.

It was a battling display by the Clonmel side, as the Saints always had more territorial possession but lacked a finish to their build-up play. That said the first real chance of the game fell to the visitors when Jack Burke got behind the home defence before Adrian Walsh did well to come out and smother the ball.

In the 22nd minute a good move released Ollie O’Driscoll on the left wing and his cross saw David Slattery’s header go straight into the hands of Dylan Power.

It was largely a midfield battle with space at a premium, and neither side was able to produce anything of note before the break, going in scoreless.

A Jack Burke free saw Craig Condon head straight to Adrian Walsh three minutes into the second period on one of the few occasions when they threatened at all, but very quickly the game fell into a groove of the home side having most of the play, without being able to make it count on the scoreboard. Ultimately the game finished scoreless and Saints were left having to wait until Saturday to wrap up enough points to claim a fourth League title in a row.

The points “dropped” by St. Michael’s were the first they have lost all season in their march towards the title. With two games remaining against Old Bridge and Glengoole United, the champions will be hoping to complete their campaign undefeated.

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