Mill Celtic v Parkville United B
Division 1 17/11 11:00
Mill Celtic 2 - 4 Parkville United B

Mill Celtic 2

Parkville United 4

Parkville’s second string made the long trip to Ballitore worthwhile as they leaped frogged Mill Celtic to go top of Division One.

The game was close early on with both sides creating chances. James Lonergan went close before Brian Condon hit the post. The home side were dangerous on the break and Eoin O’Neill opened the scoring following a good through ball on 20 minutes. Parkville upped the tempo and scored the equaliser soon after following a great team move. Cian Madden and Jason Hunter combined in midfield and released Niall Byrne and James Lonergan who combined to set up TJ Kavanagh who buried his effort to the bottom corner on 35 minutes. Shortly before half time the visitors took the lead when Niall Byrne’s audacious back heel set TJ Kavanagh free and he made no mistake with his second.

The second half saw the Ballitore side take the game to Parkville in the early stages but they found the Parkville defence of John Murphy, Lee Kavanagh, Paddy Hickey and Michael Brown difficult to break down. On the couple of occasions Mill managed to breach the rear-guard James Lonergan made an excellent intervention to keep Parkville ahead. The Tullow side continued to create chances with Matt Decaux and Sean Maher energetic in the middle of the park and with 12 minutes to go TJ Kavanagh turned provider for Niall Byrne and the ace marksman made no mistake to put them 1-3 up. Parkville tails were up now and soon after TJ Kavanagh rounded off a great performance when coolly slotting home his side’s fourth for his hat trick. Credit to Mill they never gave up and pulled one back in injury time with an Aaron Kennedy expertly dispatched free kick.

Best for Parkville were TJ Kavanagh, James Lonergan and Michael Brown. For Mill Alan Norton, Harry Kirwan and Corey Maher were players of note.

23/12/2019 22:46