Kelly the hero for St. Peter’s Bhoys
SOCCER LEINSTER JUNIOR CUP ROUND ONE
Melville United 0, St. Peter’s Bhoys A 1: Not for the first time, and certainly not for the last time, Jamie Kelly proved to be the hero for St. Peter’s Bhoys once again last Sunday.
This match had appeared to be going to extra time until, in the 89th minute, Kelly popped up to net the winner and just moments later the referee blew the full time whistle, meaning the Bray side would be advancing to the next round of the Leinster Junior Cup.
Slaney Rovers 1, Rathnew AFC 2: There was just no stopping Rathnew’s family duo Nicky and Barry Mernagh as they travelled to Carlow last Sunday and recorded a win.
The brothers combined to give the villagers a 2-0 lead before Rovers clawed one back but Rathnew’s defence held strong and they booked their place in the 2nd round of the Leinster Junior Cup.
Enniskerry YC A 1, Greystones United (LSL) 2 (AET): One Wicklow team was guaranteed to have their name in the draw for the next round after Leinster Senior League side Greystones United drew Wicklow League side Enniskerry YC and it was the men from Leinster who emerged victorious after extra time.
Enniskerry’s Ger Harvey found the net for the home team while Ollie Ellison netted for ‘Stones.
Extra-time came then and with two minutes left in the second period, penalties were looming until Mick O’Brien broke Enniskerry hearts with his late, late winner.
Glencormac United 1, Howth Celtic 6: They may be flying high in the league but unfortunately Kilmac side Glencormac United couldn’t take that form with them into the Leinster Junior Cup as Dublin side Howth Celtic hit ‘em for six.
There was at least something for the Glens to cheer about however, with Mick Rooney netting a late consolation. Rooney was also one of his side’s best performers, alongside Shane Devlin and Mick Molloy.
St. Anthony’s A 1, Ballyhown FC 2: St. Anthony’s participation in the Leinster junior Cup was sadly ended last Sunday after they welcomed Ballyhown FC to Finn Park.
They couldn’t make home advantage pay however and despite a Glen Tighe effort finding the net, it wasn’t to be for the Kilcoole side.
Mullingar Town 2, Wicklow Town A 0: The dream of winning the Leinster Junior Cup is over for Wicklow Town for another year after the Premier Division side were beaten 2-0 by Westmeath outfit Mullingar Town.
Arklow Town A 0, Evergreen FC 4: This day certainly won’t live long in the memory for the Arklow Town lads, suffering a heavy 4-0 at the hands of Kilkenny outfit Evergreen FC.
Hanover Harps 6, Avonmore FC 0: Avonmore must have been wondering why they bothered after travelling up to Carlow only to be resoundedly beaten 6-0 by Hanover Harps.