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Leinster Football Association Junior Cup (Round 1)

Drumcondra FC 0 Clonmullion FC 4

Clonmullion made the long trip to Baskin Road, Swords to take on Leinster Senior League team Drumcondra F.C. in the Leinster Junior Cup first round. The visitors started well and went very close after only five minutes when a quick Benny Lawlor throw in picked out Chris Chanders who played a neat one two with strike partner Jody Dillon but the keeper made a great save from Chanders right footed effort.

Ten minutes later Keane Cully played a lovely chipped pass over the advancing Drumcondra defence to Chanders but the keeper was again equal to the shot. On the half hour mark Michael Walsh stepped out of defence and passed to Nathan Robinson who in turn fed Dillon who laid it off to Chanders whose shot was parried by the keeper into the path of Dean Fennessy whose first time effort clipped the crossbar. Just before half time Garry Comerford set full back Jay Connell off down the right wing and his first time cross was met by Lee Foley at the back post but he lifted his effort over the top to leave the tie scoreless at the break. The second half began in the same manner with The Mull completely on top and when Comerford clipped a lovely free kick into Cully the centre half was unlucky to see his volley hit the crossbar. On the fifty fifth minute the visitors finally made the breakthrough with a lovely flowing move which began with keeper Will Kenny picking out Dillon who fed the ball out wide to Lee Day who beat the full back and whipped in a great ball for Chanders to make no mistake from close range and score the goal his persistence deserved. It only took another five minutes to double the lead when Lawlor fed Day who crossed to Dillon who laid the ball back to Comerford whose clever chip rebounded off the post but Dillon was first to react and side footed home. The third goal came after Timmy Doyle won the ball in the air and the ball fell to Daragh Kelly who set Ross Cardiff away and his cross field pass was met first time by Day whose shot was parried back in to the danger area where Dillon was again first to react to get his second of the game. With five minutes remaining it was 4 -0 after Mark Hughes and Cardiff combined well to penetrate the defence before Hughes unselfishly laid the ball off to Day who walked the ball into the net.

Leinster Football Association Junior Cup (Round 2)

Clongorey United FC activities for the season came to an end on Sunday when they exited the LFA Junior Cup in the second round following a 7-0 defeat to Enniskerry YC on Sunday. Clane united FC also exited in the round 2 stage when they were defeated away from home on Friday night by Leicester Celtic.

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