High drama in Grey­stones

Bray People - - SPORT -

GREY­STONES UNITED booked their place in the quar­ter-fi­nals of the Wick­low Cup on Fri­day night af­ter an evening of high drama at the Wood­lands.

With nei­ther side ca­pa­ble of break­ing the dead­lock af­ter 90 min­utes, ex­tra-time was re­quired. And with both sides dream­ing of a last eight place, the match fin­ished 1-1 af­ter 20 min­utes of ex­tra-time with Kurt Stark and Jay Devlin net­ting for the hosts and the vis­i­tors re­spec­tively.

But it was the home side who kept their nerve in the penalty shoot-out; emerg­ing as 4-3 win­ners. Wil­lie O'Ha­gan, Luke Bradley, De­clan O'Ma­hony and Se­bas­tian Cauld­well all kept their nerve to con­vert their spot kicks for ' Stones.

2008 Wick­low Cup cham­pi­ons Shil­le­lagh United will have to wait an­other while to com­plete their last 16 tie. The Premier Divi­sion side hosted Avon­more FC on Sun­day and were trail­ing to an Oliver Byrne strike when United player Pa­trick Hennessy suf­fered a se­ri­ous leg in­jury and the match was aban­doned. Avon­more FC would like to wish Hennessy a full and speedy re­cov­ery. The game is now ex­pected to be re­played at a later date.

Wick­low Town's dream of lift­ing the Wick­low Cup is still alive af­ter the Fin­lay Park side dumped St. Peter's Bhoys out of the competition on Sun­day.

The Premier Divi­sion ti­tle hope­fuls hosted the 2009 fi­nal­ists and sealed their place in the last four thanks to a dou­ble from Mau­rice Dunne and a John O'Lough­lin strike. Shane Gal­lagher net­ted a con­so­la­tion ef­fort for the Saints.

Aughrim Rangers also se­cured their place in the next round fol­low­ing a 3-1 win over fel­low Divi­sion 1 side Dar­gle Rovers at Allen Park.

Rich­mond Rovers still have an­other round to play though be­fore they reach the last eight. The Bray side trav­elled to the Bridge­wa­ter Cen­tre Park on Sun­day morn­ing for a last 16 clash against Ark­low Town and came away with a 1-2 tri­umph thanks to a goal apiece from Richie Golden and Dar­ren Lyons.

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