Ark­low pay the penalty

Bray People - - SPORT -

Way­side Celtic 1, Ark­low Town 1 (Way­side won 2-1 AET): Af­ter an ac­tion-packed Noel Ryan Cup semi-fi­nal en­counter, it was Way­side Celtic who pro­gressed to the fi­nal for the sec­ond year run­ning af­ter ex­tra time.

Ark­low Town started the game brightly with Gavin Doyle's lobbed ef­fort af­ter five min­utes just fall­ing the wrong side of the post with the goal­keeper beaten.

Greg Kilkenny then gave the Wick­low side the lead when he eas­ily beat his marker be­fore smash­ing the ball past the ad­vanc­ing shot-stop­per.

Way­side drew level early into the sec­ond half. A pow­er­ful shot from the edge of the area was par­ried by keeper Cole­man and the striker slot­ted into an empty net.

With the game draw­ing to a close Ark­low were awarded a penalty when Carl Forsyth was fouled in the box by the Way­side keeper.

The keeper then made amends when he saved Billy Man­ley's spot kick to send the game into ex­tra-time.

The hosts then poured more mis­ery on Ark­low when they snatched the win­ning goal in the first half of ex­tra time; a su­perb vol­ley by Way­side's num­ber six beat the div­ing Cole­man to spark scenes of wild cel­e­bra­tion for the home side.

Ark­low still have plenty to play for this sea­son so they won't dwell too long on what might have been.

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