Monday 19 August 2019

Hurley saves day as Cork require penalties to see off Cabinteely

Cork City were minutes from a disastrous FAI Cup exit at the hands of First Division side Cabinteely but an extra-time equaliser from Ronan Hurley and cool heads in a penalty shootout kept the Leesiders in the competition. Stock photo
Cork City were minutes from a disastrous FAI Cup exit at the hands of First Division side Cabinteely but an extra-time equaliser from Ronan Hurley and cool heads in a penalty shootout kept the Leesiders in the competition. Stock photo
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Cork City were minutes from a disastrous FAI Cup exit at the hands of First Division side Cabinteely but an extra-time equaliser from Ronan Hurley and cool heads in a penalty shootout kept the Leesiders in the competition.

The Stradbrook side sent the game to extra-time after Kevin Knight cancelled out Conor McCarthy's first-half opener.

And a shock was on the cards when Rob Manley put the hosts ahead. But Hurley equalised in the 119th minute before a Mark McNulty penalty save proved decisive in the shootout.

Elsewhere, Glen McAuley scored his first goal since his return home from Liverpool to send St Patrick's Athletic through to the next round of the FAI Cup.

St Pat's dominated early against First Division visitors Bray Wanderers but trailed at half-time to a Dean Williams effort.

St Pat's laid siege to the Bray goal from the restart at Richmond Park, with Dave Webster nabbing the equaliser before sub McAuley cut in from the left to seal it in an end-to-end second half.

Elsewhere, Sligo Rovers won their first FAI Cup tie since 2016 by securing their biggest victory in the competition - an 8-0 triumph away to Leinster Senior League second-tier side Glebe North.

Midfielders David Cawley and Kris Twardek both bagged hat-tricks.

Derry City left it late to see off valiant Wexford Youths with the in-form David Parkhouse striking the only goal six minutes from the end.

Limerick also left it late away to Munster Senior League side Cobh Wanderers after surviving a number of nervous moments, with Edmond O'Dwyer the match winner.

Teenager Ryan O'Shea spared Drogheda from FAI Cup embarrassment as his second-half winner saw off a spirited Avondale at United Park.

The substitute produced a composed finish to fire in the winning goal in the 73rd minute after a Luca Gratzer own goal gifted the side from Carrigaline an equaliser - Mark Doyle had put the Drogs ahead. Avondale's manager Karl Sheppard was absent as he's a full-time player with Cork City.

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