Stars see off stub­born Fas­saroe

Bray People - - SPORT -

CELTIC STARS en­dured a roller-coaster ride as they dumped Divi­sion 2 lead­ers Fas­saroe YC out of the Thomas Scott Cup.

Rob Ryan put Stars ahead early on and Daniel Egan dou­bled that lead from the penalty spot. But Fas­saroe hit back to force ex­tra-time thanks to ef­forts from Keith Byrne and Kevin McCart.

The hosts then re­took the lead thanks to an­other Egan spot-kick and they looked to be sail­ing into the last four when Peter Ryan re­stored their two goal lead.

But Wayne Byrne struck with five min­utes of ex­tra-time left to set up a nerve-wrack­ing fi­nale and the Bray side were des­per­ately un­lucky not to bring the game to a penalty shootout when they struck the wood­work with the last kick of the game.

New­town United joined Fas­saroe on the list of quar­ter-fi­nal ca­su­al­ties when they slipped to a sur­prise 1-0 de­feat against rel- ega­tion-threat­ened Carnew AFC. Eu­gene Jor­dan was the toast of Carnew as it was his goal that earned Carnew a place in the last four.

That was United's sec­ond de­feat on the bounce and Seaview Wan­der­ers - who in­flicted de­feat on them last week - are also in the hat for the last four af­ter over­com­ing Bal­ly­waltrim FC.

Wan­der­ers fell be­hind at the Ark­low Leisure Cen­tre to a Gavin Clancy strike but Mark O'Re­gan lev­elled mat­ters for the hosts with a free-kick.

Wan­der­ers then pushed on and went ahead cour­tesy of Iain O'Byrne and the re­sult was put be­yond doubt five min­utes from time when a Bal­ly­waltrim player put through his own net.

And com­plet­ing the quar­tet is Rath­new AFC B. Chris Gre­gory scored the only goal of the game as the Vil­lagers edged past Round­wood FC at the Vartry Grounds by a goal to nil.

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