Glen­cor­mac book their place in fi­nal

Bray People - - SPORT -

GLEN­COR­MAC UNITED be­came the first side to book their place in the fi­nal of the U-18 Cup af­ter a thrilling 90th minute vic­tory over New­town United on Satur­day.

Left back Matthew McCann was the Kil­macanogue side's hero as his cross sailed straight into the New­town net with the scores locked at 2-2.

Af­ter both sides had struck the wood­work in a fran­tic open­ing, Alan Pyke opened the scor­ing for the Glens when he slot­ted past the New­town goal­keeper.

The sides went in all square at the Matt Kelly Me­mo­rial Grounds though when Seán Hef­fer­nan fired home a quick free-kick from the edge of the box.

Mid­fielder Luke Mc­Manus then re­stored the vis­i­tors' lead in spec­tac­u­lar fash­ion when his spec­u­la­tive 40-yard ef­fort caught out the New­town goal­keeper who had strayed from his line.

The Mag­pies looked to have forced ex­tra-time though when Daire Killen popped up with an equal­iz­ing header five min­utes from time.

But there was a fi­nal twist in the tale when McCann's cross found the top cor­ner to send the Ry­der's Field out­fit into the fi­nal.

And United's op­po­nents could be Dalkey United, who se­cured a semi-fi­nal spot on Satur­day when beat­ing Wick­low Rovers by four goals to two at the White­gates.

Liam Ba­con and Dar­ren Ro­nan were both on tar­get for Rovers but were un­able to pre­vent them from fall­ing to de­feat against the Dublin­ers, who will now face Ark­low Town in the other last four clash.

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