Heartache for Wick­low sides

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LFA Ju­nior Cup Round 2

Ash­ford Rovers bowed out of the LFA Ju­nior Cup when the suf­fered the heartache of a penalty shoot-out de­feat in their sec­ond round tie away to Deen Celtic.

In an even first-half the Deen Celtic goal­keeper was called into ac­tion on a few oc­ca­sions, while Cathal Moody pulled off a fine save to keep the vis­i­tors level.

The Kilkenny out­fit took the lead from the penalty spot five min­utes into the sec­ond-half but Ash­ford re­sponded well and cranked up the pres­sure for the fi­nal half hour.

Even­tu­ally they made the break­through, when Rob­bie Eyre fired home after great work in the build-up from An­drew Reilly and Anto Byrne.

Rovers con­tin­ued to press in ex­tra-time but couldn’t find a win­ner, so it was left to penal­ties, with Deen Celtic win­ning the shoot-out 4-2.

Ark­low Celtic also went to ex­tra-time be­fore los­ing a thrilling tie 6-5, with Seán Garvey (two), David Ka­vanagh, Danny Lai and Ed­win Walker get­ting their goals away to Naas United.

New­town United, who lost out to Carnew on Sun­day.

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