Leinster Junior Cup
Booth Road Celtic kicked Sheriff YC out of the Leinster Junior Cup on Saturday night.
The Clondalkin side came out on top of a battle between two Saturday’s sides with major cup run capabilities to progress to the third round of the LFA contest.
Two somewhat fortuitous goals played a part in the win, but the LSL side were value for the victory overall.
The LSL Major 1 high flyers started well and took the lead via Jordan Payne, brother of former Celtic youth Brandon. Payne, who has been one of a number of impressive Booth Road performers this season, drove through the heart of the Sheriff defence only to see the shot that followed saved.
However, the rebound fell his way and he got reward for trying to seize the initiative as he finished to break the deadlock.
The visitors managed to take a two goal cushion into the break after a quite fortuitous effort from James Kelly. Kelly fired in a daisy cutter from the left come free kick time and it managed to find its way past a host of bodies and into the back of the net.
James Kelly nets directly from a free. Have a look for yourself….. pic.twitter.com/UwHPccBxff
— Booth Road Celtic FC (@Booth_Road) October 6, 2018
Sheriff responded well and got back to within one after the break as reduced the arrears.
However, defender Nathan O’Callaghan found the net soon after and one of those one to watch Saturday side’s two goal cushion was restored.
The Clondalkin side took that two goal advantage to half time and progressed to the next round at the expense of one of the big Saturday sides.