FAI SENIOR CUP – ROUND 1
Bluebell United – 3 (G.Seery x2, D.Ebbe)
Sheriff YC – 0
In a clash of the amateur titans, Bluebell United comprehensively defeated Sheriff YC this afternoon at the Red Cow in the opening round proper of the FAI Senior Cup.
The Leinster Senior League runners up made their way into Monday’s second round draw courtesy of a brace from Gary Seery and a penalty from Dean Ebbe.
Slight favourites beforehand, Bluebell had too much for the AUL Premier A champions and scored a dominant win.
Gary Seery broke the deadlock after thirty-seven minutes, and would double his team’s lead just before the break after a mix-up in the Sheriff defence.
Bluebell then had the chance to put the game to bed on the hour mark when they were awarded a penalty. Dean Ebbe stepped forward and duly stroked the ball home to rubber-stamp the win.
Bluebell now find themselves in Monday night’s draw alongside fellow LSL sides Crumlin, who defeated SSE Airtricity League First Division side Wexford, and Bangor Celtic who defeated Everton.