The Villa missed an opportunity to go top of the Waterford Premier League last night when they lost an extraordinary game in Ben Wadding Park. The home side Bohemians came out on top 3-2 in a game that produced four penalties and a yellow card count that reached double numbers.
Brian Nolan netted two of the spot kicks for Bohemians and he squandered the chance to score a hat-trick of penalties when his third effort was saved.
Frank Galvin headed the winning goal for the hosts six minutes from full time.
Adan Heaslip and Sean O’Keeffe were the Villa goalscorers.
With the teams tied at 2-2 after 74 minutes, Niall McCabe – the Villa striker – had his penalty saved by Adam Carroll.
The top of the table 1A game due to be played between Johnville and Portlaw United in St Martin’s was abandoned due to floodlight failure.