Leinster Junior Cup
Ashford Rovers succeeded were eight fellow Wicklow sides failed and progressed to the second round of the Leinster Junior Cup over the weekend.
Rovers were the only team from the county to reach the second round thanks to victory over Kilkenny outfit Thomastown.
Andrew Earls and Danny Byrne might grab the headlines for scoring the extra time goals that helped Ashford into the next round, but the performance of net minder Cathal Moody was the main reason they were still in the game after 90 minutes.
The home side took an early lead via Earls, his effort from a tight angle snuck in at the near post.
Thomastown responded well and started to create a number of chances, but couldn’t find a way past the inform Moody, the keeper pulling of two eye catching saves in particular to keep his side ahead.
The visitors did manage to level just before the break and the sides went in all square at half time.
The sides battled it out after the about face, but neither could find a winner before 90 minutes had past.
The Wicklow side did take an advantage into the break in the form of a man extra as the away side had a player sent of after 85 minutes.
With the extra player the home side upped the tempo somewhat and Earls put Rovers in front lobbing the keeper in nice fashion.
The hard work of Danny Byrne was then rewarded as he got on the score sheet and made sure of the win late on.
The victory was revenge for the Wicklow side as they were knocked out of the Leinster Junior Cup by Thomastown in 2015.