FAI Junior Cup
Rivervalley Rangers produced the most dramatic of late turnarounds to book a place in round 4 of the FAI Junior Cup.
The Premier B were trailing going into the final ten minutes as 10 man Bellurgan United looked set to make the next round of the prestigious national competition.
However, two goals in the last 10 minutes turned the game on its head and it was Rangers who progressed.
Bellurgan started the better despite missing some key individuals and took the lead just after 15 minutes had passed when Barry Carr turned home a Shane Finnegan ball.
13 minutes Rivervalley were handed a massive life line. Home keeper Robbie Arthur was shown red for a challenge on Darren Doyle just as the visiting attacker was about to tap home.
Doyle picked himself up, dusted himself down, but hit the post from 12 yards. The Swords outfit, however, did manage to level before the break when Paul Gibney turned home another quality James Rock delivery.
It looked all set for the AUL second tier side to take control, but the home side started the second half the better and were back in front when Brian White finished well at the back post.
The 10 men had chances to put the result beyond doubt but Carr missed a chance double his tally.
As expected Rivervalley pushed late on and Doyle leveled when he raced onto Aaron Byrne’s ball over the top to finish under the keeper.
The visitors then snatched a late late winner when a home defender attempted to clear a Doyle cross, but the ball rebounded off his own player and bounced into the back of the net.