St. Anthony’s need extra-time to win
SOCCER FAI JUNIOR CUP ROUND ONE
St. Anthony’s 1, Raheen United 0 (AET): It may have taken them until extra time but St. Anthony’s eventually saw off the challenge of Raheen United to book their place in the 2nd round of the FAI Junior Cup.
After playing out the first 90 minutes without conceding or finding the back of the net themselves, the Kilcoole out- fit would have had penalties in the back minds but that was until Stephen Coughlan stepped up and fired home a free kick to win the game.
Newtown United A 2, Duncannon FC 1 (AET): With just a few minutes left on the clock and losing by a goal, Newtown United were on the verge of a 1st round exit from the FAI Junior Cup. Cometh the hour, cometh the man however and Newtown’s star man Dean Odlum popped up to force extra time.
Five minutes into the first period of extra time then and Terry Murphy gave the home side the lead, and they managed to see out the remainder of the game.
Forth Celtic 5, Arklow Town A 3: A trip to Wexford proved to be a fruitless journey for Arklow Town as they got beat 5-3 and thus were eliminated from the FAI Junior Cup at the first round of asking.
Forth Rovers 4, Rathnew AFC 1: Rathnew can now concentrate on their league campaign after exiting the FAI Junior Cup.
The village men made the trip south to Wexford but came home with nothing to show for it unfortunately.
East Coast Albion 1, Courtown Hibs 8: The less said about this match, the better.
Although Darren Kane did at least get his moment of glory with Albion’s consolation goal.