Bray Wanderers secured their spot in the EA SPORTS Cup second round thanks to a fantastic late-show from Joe Doyle. Cobh Ramblers also progressed past UCC Soccer on penalties, Galway United cruised to victory against Athlone Town and Cabinteely bea
Bray Wanderers secured their spot in the EA SPORTS Cup second round thanks to a fantastic late-show from Joe Doyle.
Cobh Ramblers also progressed past UCC Soccer on penalties, Galway United cruised to victory against Athlone Town and Cabinteely beat Crumlin United on Sunday.
EA SPORTS Cup - First Round Results
Wexford 1-2 Bray Wanderers (AET)
Bray Wanderers progressed to the second round of the competition as super-sub Joe Doyle stole the show late on.
In a even contest, it was the home side who took the lead. Janabi Amour made a late run at the back post to tap home a low cross in the 55th minute to give Wexford the lead.
It looked as though Wexford would progress until the final minute of added time as Doyle found the net to force extra-time. Bray had their league match postponed at the weekend and made the extra fitness count as Doyle popped up in the 107th minute to win the game.
Result: Wexford 1-2 Bray Wanderers (Amour 55'. Doyle 90', 107')
UCC AFC 1-1 Cobh Ramblers (3-4 pens)
First Division Cobh Ramblers needed penalties to claim their spot in the second round of the EA SPORTS Cup as UCC provided stubborn resistance.
After a goalless 90 minutes in front of a big crowd at the Mardyke, Cian Leonard gave Ramblers the lead in the final minute of the first-half of extra-time.
Two minutes into the second-half of extra-time, Owen Collins fired home from outside the area to force penalties.
Cian Leonard, Pierce Phillips, Adam Foley and Charlie Lyons all scored their spot-kicks for Ramblers to see the SSE Airtricity League club progress.
Result: UCC AFC 1-1 Cobh Ramblers (3-4 pens) (Leonard 105'. Collins 107')
Galway United 2-0 Athlone Town
Galway United progressed to the second round of the EA SPORTS Cup after an impressive second-half display at Eamonn Deacy Park.
Four minutes after half-time, Alberto Cabanyes put the home side into the lead before Academy product Wilson Waweru added a second in the 65th minute to secure the win.
Result: Galway United 2-0 Athlone Town - (Cabanyes 49'. Waweru 65')
EA SPORTS Cup - First Round Fixtures
16/03 - Longford Town v Cockhill Celtic, Bishopsgate, 7.45pm
23/03 - Drogheda United v UCD AFC, United Park, 7.45pm