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Friday 19 January 2018

Hoare and Kinsella on target as Dundalk avoid Crumlin scare

Crumlin United 1 Dundalk  3

Sean Hoare of Dundalk, third from left, celebrates scoring his side's second goal with Niclas Vemmelund of Dundalk and team-mates during the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Second Round match between Crumlin United and Dundalk at Iveagh Grounds in Drimnagh, Dublin. Photo by Cody Glenn/Sportsfile
Sean Hoare of Dundalk, third from left, celebrates scoring his side's second goal with Niclas Vemmelund of Dundalk and team-mates during the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Second Round match between Crumlin United and Dundalk at Iveagh Grounds in Drimnagh, Dublin. Photo by Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

Cracking first goals for the club from Sean Hoare and Steven Kinsella proved more than enough to ease Dundalk through to the quarter-finals of the FAI Cup against non-league Crumlin at Iveagh Grounds.

Ger Rowe wasted an early chance for Crumlin before Dundalk took a 19th minute lead when the negligently marked David McMillan headed home Michael Duffy’s free kick.

The LSL side hit back three minutes later with a terrific direct free kick from Jake Donnelly.

Dominant Dundalk restored their lead on 32 minutes, central defender Hoare left with too much time and space to hit a sublime strike from over 30 yards that arrowed to the corner of keeper Michael Quinn’s net.

Quinn, who saved two penalties in the last round, did just that again to parry an 88th minute spot kick from McMillan onto a post.

But substitute Kinsella added Dundalk’s third goal in stoppage time, crashing home a first time volley from Duffy’s cross.

Crumlin United: Quinn; Barrett, Murray, G. Murphy, Mandangu (D. McGuinness, 80); C.Murphy, Vickery, Walsh, Hurley (Simpson, 61); Donnelly (Dixon, 90), Rowe.

Dundalk: Rogers; Gannon, Hoare, Vemmelund, Grimes; Shields; Connolly (Kinsella, 72), McEleney (Ubaezuonu, 90), Stewart (Clifford, 69), Duffy; McMillan.

Referee: Paul Tuite (Dublin).

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