By The Phantom.
Munster Junior Cup.
Mitchells Avenue, who were only formed in June and have only played two competitive games, made the journey to Premier A giants Castleisland. Castleisland are a match for most teams in the county having finished fourth last year and second the season before in the league.
Hearing this you would feel the home side should of had a very comfortable win and it looked that way after Stan Devane and Pa O’Rourke put them two up. However in the final five minutes this game was turned on its head when Robert O’Sullivan pulled one back from a John O’Brien corner and then late into injury time Jake Moran played a great ball into the box and John O’Brien was on hand to tap home and send the game into extra time. After twenty more minutes with neither team managing to get the winning goal it was left to a penalty shootout to decide who would advance to the next round. It was here that it all became about one man. Peter Nammock the Mitchells Keeper saved three penalties in a row to send the newcomers into the next round and clinch what is one of the biggest upsets in recent history.
St Brendans Park move on after a hard earned win against Killorglin Fc. Mike Conway, David Conway and David Rogers all scored for the Park in the first half but every time Killorglin responded and the teams left the field at half time at three apiece.
The Park then were reduced to ten men when captain Cob Barrett was shown a straight red for pulling down a player who was straight through on goal. However Killorglin could not used their extra man to good effect and in the 91st minute David Rogers sealed the win for the home team.
Tralee Dynamos had a very comfortable win at home against Mastergeeha, even though they fell behind early to a Padraig Nagle goal totally against the run of play. The lead didn’t last long as Aiden Kerins stopped the ball entering the goal by sticking out a hand to concede a penalty and also received a red card for the offence. Oscar Traynor Manager James Sugrue made no mistake from the spot to level the game. Danny Roche gave Dynamos the lead midway through the second half with a fantastic long range strike and the win was secure from ex St Pats player Shane Guthrie who headed home from a Sugrue corner.
The final game saw Classic FC travel to Fenit. Richie Kelliher gave the visitors the lead before Daniel Clinton scored against the team he played for last season from the penalty spot. Classic however managed to get back into the lead from another penalty when Martin Sweeney calmly dispatched the spot kick much to relief of many of his teammates .
Castleisland 2-2 MitchelLs Avenue – Mitchell’s win 3-2 on Pens
St Brendans Park 4-3 Killorglin Fc
Tralee Dynamos 4-1 Mastergeeha
Fenit Samphires 1-2 Classic Fc
Spa Road moved to the top of the table after their second league win in a row. Blake Byrne crossed for the first which was turned into his own net by an Asdee defender. Brendan Sweeney doubled their lead just before half time. Asdee were given a lifeline when Shane Fitzgerald conceded a penalty which Liam McElligott put away. However in the final ten minutes Darren Crotty made it 3-1 when his corner evaded everyone to sail straight into the net.
Rattoo Rovers had their second win of the season when they easily saw off Killarney Athletic who have now lost their first two games. Liam Boyle and Martin o Connor got the goals for the Ballyduff men.
Dingle Bay and Camp Utd shared the points after a high scoring draw . Gareth Brosnan, Cathal Murphy and Adrien Rayel scored for the home side while James Scanlon , James Crean and Gearoid O’Shea were on the mark for Camp.
Spa Road Fc 3-1 Asdee Rovers
Rattoo Rovers 2-0 Killarney Athletic
Dingle Bay Rovers 3-3 Camp Utd .
Ballyhar made the short journey to Castlemaine and easily dispatched of the home team. They lead 1-0 at halftime thanks to a penalty by Ger Fiztgerald . Gavin O’Brien levelled matters early in the second half before goals from Kevin O’Sullivan and two from Kevin Casey gave Ballyhar all the points.
Inter Kenmare made it two wins from two after a fine win against struggling Killarney Athletic B. Josh Holland bagged a hat trick while Stephen O’Shea and Connie Cremin also got on the score sheet.
Castlemaine Utd 1-4 Ballyhar Dynamos
Inter Kienmare 5-1 Killarney Athletic B
QPR 1-2 CSKA .
In a repeat of last season’s Division 2A final, Skelliga left Tralee with all the points. Steven Boyle got the first with a great free kick before Rad Keating sealed the win.
Shanakill Athletic 0-2 Skelliga Fc
Ballonagh Fc 2-2 Ballyheigue Fc .
Tralee Athletic overcame Tralee Dynamos B in the Tralee derby by just the slimmest margins. Joe Kinsella gave Athletic an early lead before Josh O’Reilly levelled the game with twenty minutes remaining. However Joe Kinsella was again the hero scoring his and Athletic’s second with a cracking long range free kick.
Annascaul took all three points from their home match against Cedar Galaxy. Jason Hickson was the main reason for the win bagging a fantastic hat trick. Chris Davies scored Galaxy’s only goal which was his first for the club.
Classic FC B team had a great win against Mastergeeha B on Sunday morning. Mark Tangney, Padraig Breen, Wayne Murphy, Sean Fitzgerald and Don Quinn found the net for the home side.
Tralee Athletic 2-1 Tralee Dynamos B
Annascaul Fc 3-1 Cedar Galaxy
Classic Fc B 5-0 Mastergeeha B .
Valley Wanderers made the long journey south and will be happy after a good away win. Ger Myles who has returned to them this season after leaving for St Brendans Park last January managed to score a hat trick. Myles was helped also by Colin Slattery and Brian Nebbs who also found the target.
CS Abbetdorney claimed the bragging rights from the new clubs match as they easily saw off the challenge of Ballymac Celtic. A Ronan Byrne hat trick on one from Michael North left the Dorney men very happy on Sunday evening .