Munster Junior Cup
St Micheals-4 (AET)
St Micheals went the extra mile to secure a place in the Munster Junior Cup semi finals.
The Saints hit two extra time goals and made their class tell when penalties were looming and after an absorbing and entertaining 90 minutes.
The away side were ahead as early as sixth minute when not long after Mark Ferncombe had fired wide for the hosts Paddy Fitzgerald pounced on a rebounded Jimmy Carr shot to open the scoring.
However, the lead didn’t last to long as just three minutes later Shane Kelly showed similar instincts to Fitzgerald and pounced on a loose ball in the box to level matters.
The Waterford side were dominating at this stage and it wasn’t long before they were ahead. Robbie Mulligan was felled in the area and Ferncombe fired home the resultant peno.
Dungarvan with the wind at their backs- and in their sails at this point- went in search of a cushion and continued to create.
The came agonisingly close 26 minutes in as Donnelly clipped the top of the cross bar after a brilliant piece of skill and a more impressive deft chip.
Micheals, however, regrouped and managed to pull level before the break. On 41 minutes David Slattery went close with a half volley before David Slattery was pulled down trying to pick up the rebound.
The referee pointed to the spot again and Joseph Mulcahy converted from 12 yards.
Micheals had wind advantage in the second period and had the better of the early chances. Paddy Fitzgerald saw an effort saved while Slattery headed narrowly wide.
However, Dungarvan grew back into the game from 70 minutes on. An end to end tense encounter ensued, but neither side managed to find a winner.
Micheals took the initiative in extra time and seconds after Quinn had a tipped over the bar by Trevor Walsh the visitors were in front. From the resulting corner Chris Higgins rose highest to head home and make it advantage Saints.
Dungarvan were still in the tie and in with a chance of forcing penalties at the very least before Quinn pounced on a back pass to finish the game off.