Avoca snatch draw
Avoca 1-10, Blessington 0-13: The draw sequence in the Junior grade continued at Avondale when Eddie Leonard’s Avoca snatched a share of the spoils with a point by veteran Andrew Doyle in injury-time.
NDI JCFC In this knockout competition that means another meeting between the sides to decide who makes it the semi-finals. While Blessington got the first point of the match it was Avoca that made the running for most of the first-half. A goal by full-forward Jason Porter in the sixth minute gave the men from the ‘Meetings’ an early boost and saw them lead by 1-3 to 0-4 after 15 minutes.
That four-point margin remained between the sides up to half-time when the score stood at Avoca 1-6, Blessington 0-5.
Blessington got on top in the second-half and Minor star Eddie Boylan picked off three good points.
With time running out the west side edged in front but there was one last kick in Avoca and great-hearted battler Andrew Doyle sent over the equaliser.