LSL Metropolitan Cup
Former League of Ireland striker Dean Kelly fired St Mochtas into the second round of the Metro Cup in dramatic fashion on Monday night.
Kelly, who was also an FAI Intermediate Cup winner with Crumlin United, headed home with two minutes to go to finally see off stiff Broadford Rovers resistance.
The Senior 1 B side gave their top flight hosts a bit of a scare and were in contention throughout out, but with extra time looming sub Kelly headed home to send the Saints marching into the second round.
Mocthas had the majority off the ball from the off, but Broadford were creating chances and with 25 minutes past they opened the scoring.
Ben Mitchell was felled in the box and the visitors slotted home the resulting peno.
Mocthas were level just three minutes later as David Somers found the net.
Captain Craig Sheridan then headed over come set piece time for Mocthas but the Senior Sunday side needed a brilliant Adam Kmet save to stop them falling behind on 37 minutes.
Former Sheriff man Keith Dunne was denied by Kevin O’Reilly at the other end one minute later and the sides went in level at the break.
Fourth tier side Broadford started the second half well and Ben Mitchell and Liam Murphy both had efforts over the bar before the hour mark had arrived.
At that stage Brian McCarthy consulted his strong bench and one such sub Dennis Moran came close to after a brilliant run.
The hosts upped the tempo and Somers had an effort ruled out before Noel Murray tested the away keeper.
When Dean Kelly and Luke Kelly fired over with 90 minutes fast approaching it looked as if Mocthas may be brought to extra time.
However, the pair combined on 88 minutes, Luke crossing for Dean to head home the winner.
📋Tonight’s Saints XI for tonight’s Herald Metropolitan Cup tie at home to Broadford Rovers. Kick Off 7.45pm. pic.twitter.com/goSolq6gtM
— St. Mochta's FC (@stmochtasfc) October 1, 2018