LSL Metro Cup Second Round
Tullamore Town – 1
Newtown Rangers – 2
Newtown Rangers got a one-up over their LSL Senior 1A Sunday promotion rivals Tullamore Town as they defeated the Offaly men 2-1 to advance in the LSL Metro Cup at Leah Victoria Park on Friday night.
Lee Murtagh broke the deadlock for the visitors on the stroke of half-time after he was slipped through by Karl Murtagh before dinking the ball over the keeper and into the net to grab his 11th of the season.
Tullamore began the second-half the better side and just after the hour mark they were back on level terms through an excellent Shane Dolan finish.
However, the all-important winning goal arrived with ten minutes to play when Karl Murtagh displayed real guile to flick the ball past his man before rounding the keeper and finding the back of the net to seal his sides’ passage to Round Three of the Metro Cup.