Greystones United ended a run of four games without victory with a a cup win on Friday night.
‘Stones rested a number of players with a big midweek league game against Malahide in mind, but still had enough to overcome Senior 1A side Sacred Heart at Killinarden Hill.
Player manager Gary Dempsey came up with the goods as the Wicklow side reached round 2 of the Metro Cup.
Greystones dominatented for the most part and should have taken a lead into the break. Andy O’Brien came closest to converting a number of chances but seen his effort cleared off the line, while Luke Craney also came close with a header Barry O’Donnell thought he had broken the deadlock, but his finish was waved off for an offside the away line felt was harsh.
O’Donnell then a shot come back off the post in the second half and the Stones support must have started to wonder if it was ever going to be their day.
However, Dempsey popped up with a winner. The player manager was slipped in brilliantly by Robbie O’Leary and finished first time wiht his left foot.
Sacred Heart pilled forward in the last five minutes, but Greystones defended well to register a cup win that could prove important in terms of morale going back to league action on Wednesday night.