Oliver Bond Celtic reached the open draw of the prestigious FAI Junior Cup in just their second season of existence with a come from behind win on Saturday.
Bond took on a strong St Mochtas side at Grange Gorman and came from a goal down to record a famous win.
The AUL Saturday side brought some brilliant league form into the cup, didn’t panic when they fell behind and scored eye catching strikes to ensure they progressed along the Road to Aviva.
It didn’t look like it was going to be Oliver Bond’s day when after a relatively even opening 30 minutes Aaron O’Brien scored his second FAI Junior Cup goal in a matter of days.
The in form youngster got on the end of a Dylan Sweeney delivery. Crawley had a great chance to double the lead just before the break, but were denied by a brilliant block.
Oliver Bond came out with real attacking intent after the half time break. Troy Carey then leveled in brilliant fashion picking the ball up just outside the area on the left, beating one man with a step over and finishing low into the corner.
Within a minute and the hosts were in front. Mick Early collected a lovely Mick Malone clip into the area and lift the ball over the keeper and into the net.
Mocthas then had two chances to level, but Malone from just inside the box to put the home side firmly in progression pole.
Carey then scored late on to add some gloss to the scoreboard.
Yeah pal. First was Troy Carey, then Mikey Early, Then Mick Malone and Troy Carey got the last
📷Match photos from today’s 4-1 defeat away to Oliver Bond Celtic in the 4th Round of the FAI Junior Cup. pic.twitter.com/e4KZHG39Jn