Leinster Junior Cup
St Pauls Artane-3
(Ardmore win 5-4 on penalities)
Barry Gleeson proved Ardmore Rovers very own super sub on Friday night.
The striker came off the bench with Rovers trailing St Pauls Artane by two goals and scored twice late on to force extra time.
The sides then shared extra time goals allowing Ashley McDonagh join Gleeson as a home hero.
The keeper saved the first peno and with all nine other players finding the net Ardmore progressed to the third round.
A place in round three unlikely for the Wexford side when St Pauls managed to open up a two goal cushion.
Experienced wide man Alan Talbot’s put Pauls in progression pole with a double.
However, Gleeson responded in similar fashion and hit a brace from the bench to send the game to extra time.
Ardmore then took the lead in extra time thanks to an Alan Conalty, but Pauls battled back to and a Ger Keating finish sent the game to penos.
McDonagh saved the first of the spot kicks and it proved enough to send Rovers into Round 3.
Jack Douglas fires the Maroon Army into the 3rd Round of the LFA Junior Cup.
— Ardmore Rovers FC (@ArdmoreRoversFc) October 5, 2018