FAI Intermediate Cup
Broadford Rovers -0
Edenderry Town brought their terrific league form into the FAI Intermediate Cup over the weekend and progressed to Round 2 thanks to a win over Broadford Rovers.
One of the few LSL sides left with a 100 percent league record registered yet another win thanks to strikes in either half.
Town had their best run in the competition last season exiting only to eventual winners Liffey Wanderers after a replay at the quarter final stage and are keen for another run in the contest this term.
Broadford Rovers have always put it up to town and Sunday last was no exception, however Town are playing with a strong level of confidence but needed to play the patient game in this particular cup tie. Liam Donnelly towns top scorer already this season was a constant threat and when Derek Foran slotted him through on 18 minutes it was Donnelly who showed all his experience and flair to pass the the ball wide of the advancing keeper to give Town a deserved lead having had the bulk of possession on the stats front.
New signing Barry Clancy then put Peter Mc Namara through but the home keeper advanced to deny Town a second and keep Rovers in the tie. This combination was to be very apparent again later in the game but not before Town squandered some half chances during their large share of the possession.
Town were dealt a huge blow just before the break as Dean Cummins was up ended in the opposition half of the field and was forced to retire from the cup tie early, Niall O’ Neill replaced Dean who is presently recovering from the injury. The second half was much more of the same albeit the home side did have their spell momentarily but Town weathered the slight storm and continued to press in search of a second. Stephen Doyle had a superb chance to get his second goal in as many weeks but somehow blazed over from close range as the hosts defended poorly from a town corner.
The tie was over as a contest on 75 minutes when like earlier, Barry Clancy opened the door for Peter Nc Namara who showed superb composure to cut in from the left hand side and beat the keeper at his near post as he stabbed the ball home from close range leaving town able to coast to victory over the remaining minutes in the knowledge that the round 2 draw was now their destination.
Next up for town is a rather long trip to Skerries on Sunday morning next, kick off 11am, to return to the bread and butter of their league campaign and hoping to maintain their 100% start to the 2017/18 season.