Leinster Junior Cup
Rivervalley Rangers – 3
Phoenix – 1
Rivervalley progressed in the Leinster Junior Cup after some late drama saw them come from behind to defeat Phoenix by three goals to one after extra-time.
The hosts started well but were dealt a major blow twenty minutes in when Baz McCarthy and David Warde had to be taken off. McCarthy suffered a dislocated shoulder while Warde was taken off with a ruptured Achilles.
Phoenix made the most of Rivervalley being forced to reshuffle their pack and broke the deadlock on 70 minutes.
Rangers began to up their game in the closing stages and equalized on 87 minutes when Gary Weafer played Andy Conway through on goal before the striker calmly finished to set up extra-time.
Rivervalley continued to put Phoenix under pressure and grabbed the lead when Michael Farrell threaded a ball through to Weafer allowing the big man to slot home and score his third in as many games in the process.
Neil Hainsworth then played a cracking cross into the Phoenix danger area for Jack Hargan to head into the net to seal the big victory to the delight of the home support.