Push Celtic all the way
Trim team who were going for a league and cup double.
In a game that had plenty of passion with both teams playing football the right way defences werelargely on top with chances limited by the quality of defending and goalkeeping.
However, in injury time at the end of the game Trim won possession just outside the Drogheda box and broke down the right and a pin point cross was excellently finished to the roof of the net sparking wild celebrations from the Trim Celtic fans who must have thought they had won the cup there and then.
But just like in the semi final against Newfondwell when they scored an injury time equaliser this Town team never knows when it’s beaten and from the kick off and deep into injury time they launched one final attack.
A high ball into the box was headed back across the area and from 18 yards out Bryan Smith controlled the ball on his chest and hit a volley into the roof of the net giving the Trim goalkeeper no chance and sparking mass celebration from the DTFC fans.
The final whistle soon followed and the first period of injury time saw Drogheda go close through Aaron Shanahan but it was Trim that broke the deadlock five minutes into second half of extra time with another great finish.
Try as they did the Town lads couldn’t create another clear cut chance and Trim triumphed.
After the game a deflated, but proud first-team boss Robbie Horgan said: ‘It was a tremendous effort from our players and management team tonight under the circumstances.
The manager Philip Connolly had to call upon four U17 players who where all outstanding in the game. Roy Kierans and Stephen Doran played the night before but you wouldn’t think it with the work rate they put in for 110 minutes.
Stevie Hevey and Kevin Dunne were excellent and young Dean Clarke who is only 18 played in the middle of the park has a great eye for a pass.
Vinny O Hare was excellent in goal and his reading of the game and positioning was top class.
Robbie Gavigan of Muirhevnamór and Dale Harding of Drogheda Town battle for the ball.