FAI Intermediate Cup
The Magpies went flying into the FAI Intermediate Cup third round over the weekend.
The ten men of Midleton won a Cork Wateford clash defeating Tramore Athletic to progress to open draw.
One goal was enough for the Munster Senior League top flight side to avoid what would have been deemed an other surprise in a round of upsets.
The visitors started well and opened the lead via Jake Hegarty on just 20 minutes.
Middleton took that advantage into the break and looked to build on it after the turn. The post and the bar denied them a cushion before a red card looked to set up a tense finish.
With 20 minutes remaining the Cork side had a player sent to the line, but the side who had three players making Intermediate debuts managed to control possession to see out the game without any real scares.