FAI Junior Cup
Willow Park 1
Ardmore Rovers 0
Minutes after being controversially denied a goal Kevin Murray scored the decisive goal as Willow Park reach the FAI Junior Cup open draw on Friday night.
Murray thought he had broke the deadlock round the half hour mark, but his celebrations were cut short as what looked an obvious goal was disallowed.
The attacker’s effort looked to have gone past the keeper,into and then through the net, but the goal wasn’t given.
However, Murray wasn’t to be denied and within 10 minutes was registering a neat finish to ensure Willow won an all Major Sunday battle to progress to the fifth round.
Murray’s dink over the advancing keeper gave the hosts a half time cushion to bring into what turned out to be a scrappy second half.
The hosts did have to defend at times, but managed to come trough an enthralling tie thanks to solid performances from the likes of Claudio Silva and the excellent Damien Rushe.