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Champs held by Portumna

Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 12:46pm
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Champs held by Portumna

By Padraig Ryan


The second round of fixtures in the NT&DL League season played out over the Bank Holiday weekend.

In the Premier division, last year’s champions Killavilla United were twice pegged back by Portumna Town with the game eventually ending in a 3-3 draw.

The sides cancelled each other out in the opening half with match scoreless at the break. Villa took the lead early in the second half through Roddy Teehan but Portumna pulled level with a strike from Ronnie Forde on the hour mark. Villa stepped up a gear after this and pulled two clear with a second goal from Teehan and a Conor Nolan finish. Portumna weren’t about to give up however, Malcolm Flannery reduced the deficit thirteen minutes from the end before Ciaran Haugh snatched a final equaliser five minutes from time. A tight game that may indicate that a very competitive league season lies ahead.

Elsewhere, Thurles Town secured a 2-0 away win over newly promoted Moneygall FC. Town took a narrow one goal lead and held onto it until late in the game. As Moneygall piled forward in search of an equaliser Thurles pounced with a goal of their own to double the advantage and secure a valuable three points.

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