ROUND-UP: Crumlin shock Wexford in FAI Cup

ROUND-UP: Crumlin shock Wexford in FAI Cup

Leinster Senior League side Crumlin United provided one of the shock results of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup first-round after beating SSE Airtricity League First Division side Wexford.
12th Aug 2017

Wexford 1-2 Crumlin United 

An 87th minute goal from Jake Donnelly fired Crumlin United into the second round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup after an absorbing tie in Ferrycarrig Park on Friday evening. 

The hosts will be kicking themselves though, with both Aaron Dobbs and Dean Kelly missing second-half penalties before Donnelly's late winner. 

The shock was on the cards when David Vickery fired the Dubliners in front on 25 minutes.Jake Donnelly whipped in a free-kick from the right wing, which fell kindly for Vickery, and he blasted the ball past goalkeeper Danny Bolger.

It only took the hosts four minutes to drag themselves back on level terms, with Owen McCormack getting on the end of Dean Kelly's teasing free-kick and powering a header beyond Michael Quinn.

Quinn then did brilliantly to deny Aaron Dobbs from the penalty spot just before the hour mark, and was quickly back on his feet to thwart the striker's follow-up and he later foiled Dean Kelly from the spot.

Finn Harps 4-3 Bohemians

Finn Harps booked their place in the second round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup after an extra-time win over Bohemians.

Bohemians will be ruing a missed opportunity after Dinny Corcoran put the Dublin side ahead after 25 minutes. The home side would go into the break ahead though after Killian Cantwell and Sean Houston's penalty put Ollie Horgan's side ahead.

Corcoran is in fine form this campaign for the Dalymount Park and he notched an impressive brace shortly after break to level the tie once again.

Bohs thought they had snatched victory at Ballybofey as 14 minutes from time as Derek Pender popped up to put the away side back in front. 

Deep into injury-time, Harps were handed a FAI Cup life-time as Sean Houston scored his second penalty of the game to force the game into extra-time.

Player of the Month nominee Eddie Dsane settled the tie after 12 minutes of extra time with a wonderful free-kick to put the side in the pot for the next round. 

Shamrock Rovers 1-0 Glenville

Graham Burke’s early goal failed to open the floodgates as Shamrock Rovers, despite owning the ball, laboured into the second round of the FAI Cup against their Leinster Senior League opponents Glenville at Tallaght Stadium. 

Hoops wasted little time in troubling the visitors’ with Glenville keeper Patrick Whelan was off his line promptly to smother the ball at the feet of Gary Shaw early before taking taking lead on 13 minutes.

Little did they know it would be the only score of the game. It stemmed from Rovers’ first corner of the night. Ronan Finn and Dean Carpenter had initial shots gallanted blocked by the Glenville defence.

But the ball ran for Burke who blasted it into the roof of the net off his trusted left foot. Michael O’Connor and Shaw wasted good opportunities before half-time for Rovers. 

A real chance to level was then blown by Glenville two minutes into the second half.Tomer Chencinski was caught off his line and the retreating Rovers’ keeper had Carpenter to thank for getting back to block Robert Murtagh's shot. 

Whelan then made saves from Michael O’Connor, Burke and Finn as Rovers upped the pressure, but just couldn’t find the net again.

Waterford 0-3 Shelbourne

Three second-half goals ensured Shelbourne advanced to the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup second round after a 3-0 win away to Waterford FC. 

Goals from Chris Lyons, Jamie Doyle and James English saw Owen Heary’s side through. Patrick McClean, Dean O’Halloran and Paul Keegan went close for the home side in the first half, before Chris Lyons had the best chance of the half for Shelbourne but he couldn’t find he target.

Shelbourne were fast out of the blocks and took the lead just 26 seconds into the second half. Chris Lyons took advantage of defensive mistake to brilliantly finish past Waterford keeper McLoughlin into the back of the net.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men after 65 minutes when midfielder Niall Lanigan was given a second yellow card. 

Waterford had the chance to equalise on 75 minutes from the penalty spot after Mark O’Sullivan was fouled, but David McDaid’s penalty was well saved by Dean Delany.

And just four minutes later, Shelbourne made it 2-0 when Mark Hughes whipped in the corner hat found the head of Jamie Doyle to head past Waterford keeper McLoughlin. And James English took advantage of a defensive mix-up to fire into the empty net to make it 3-0.

Cabinteely 3-1 UCD

Cabinteely progressed through the first round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup with an impressive 3-1 win over South Dublin rivals UCD. 

The hosts had the first chance to break the deadlock within two minutes. Clever play from Waters to make space followed by a perfectly weighted ball found Dean Casey through on the left.

His centre, though, evaded Swan whose outstretched leg was just short of turning the ball home. UCD then grew into the game and just about edged the first half. A series of corners ended with Liam Scales and Georgie Kelly heading off target.

Not too long later another couple of corners in succession saw Neil Farrgiua find Robert Manley free at the near post, only for him to head over when he really should have found the target.

Manley again had the chance to put the Students ahead after a smart cut-back from Farrgiua, but he scuffed his effort and saw his shot blocked. Cabinteely took the lead just before half time with a clinical counterattack.

Swan fed Waters through and the former UCD man still had plenty to do, but as Niall Corbet attempted to close him down Cabo’s marksman elegantly dinked the ball over the ‘keeper to open the scoring. 

Shortly after the restart Dolan doubled his side’s lead.Another well-worked counterattack saw Casey through only for his effort to be well-stopped by Corbet, who could only watch on as Dolan arrived in perfect time to tap into an open goal. 

As the second half picked up pace, UCD pulled one back through former Cabinteely forward Hanrahan. The Students took their turn to counterattack and Farrgiua’s precise centre found the No.10 who finished well. 

Almost immediately after, Cabinteely restored their two-goal advantage through Swan. Jack Watson found space in the box and deceived the defence with a cut-back, leaving Swan to send the ball beyond Corbet.

Today's fixtures in the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup

Saturday, 12th August - Cobh Wanderers v Killarney Celtic, Oldchurch Park, 4.00 pm
Saturday, 12th August - Cobh Ramblers v Limerick, St. Colman’s Park, 7.45 pm
Saturday, 12th August - Ballincollig v Athlone Town, CIT, 5.00 pm
Saturday, 12th August - Bangor Celtic v Everton, Iveagh Grounds, 6.30 pm
Saturday, 12th August - Bray Wanderers v Cork City, Carlisle Grounds, 7.00 pm
Saturday, 12th August - Longford Town v Sligo Rovers, City Calling Stadium, 7.30 pm