New­town win on penal­ties

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Glen­cor­mac United 2, New­town United 2 (New­town won 5-2 AET): The two sides bat­tling it out for the league ti­tle came face-to-face at Ry­der’s Field on Satur­day and pro­duced a hugely en­ter­tain­ing match. U-18 YOUTH CUP SEMI-FI­NALS The Glens cur­rently sit three points clear of New­town in the league, but the sec­ond placed side have a game in hand, so this match was al­ways go­ing to be a close-run thing.

The vis­i­tors took the lead on the halfhour mark and stayed in front up un­til 15 min­utes from the end, when Dan Kelly struck back for the hosts.

Their joy didn’t last long how­ever as New­town re­stored their lead prac­ti­cally straight from the restart.

Glen­cor­mac weren’t go­ing to go down without a fight though and En­niskerry man Gav Bar­ton forced the game into ex­tra-time with a goal a minute from the end.

Hav­ing been pegged back twice though, New­town were in no mood to con­cede again and smashed three goals in in ex­tra time.

The men who got on the score­sheet for the win­ners were Austin Gaskin (2), John Halpin, Jamie Shea and Rory McNi­cholas.

Wick­low Rovers 3, Grey­stones United 0: There was prob­a­bly plenty a glass raised to Sean Nowd last Satur­day night af­ter his su­perb hat-trick booked Wick­low Rovers a place in the fi­nal of the U-18 Youth Cup, where they will face New­town United.

They may be out of con­tention in the league but at least that means they can now turn their full at­ten­tion to winning this cup and if Nowd con­tin­ues his goalscor­ing form, there is no rea­son why they can’t go on to win it.

New­town and Wick­low have been meant to face each other twice this sea­son al­ready, but on both oc­ca­sions the matches were called off.

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