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Willow Leave It Late

Sunday 27th November 2011. FAI Junior Cup 4th Round.
Clara Town 1-2 Willow Park

Willow Park advanced to a 5th Round FAI Junior Cup tie with Evergreen after a 2-1 win over Clara Town at Stanley O’Hara Park.
The visitors took a 1st half lead when a shot from Brian Caldwell took a late deflection to leave Clara keeper Myles Bracken stranded in no mans land as the ball flew into the corner of the net. Willow kept up the pressure and only the width of the crossbar prevented Garry McHugh from doubling their advantage.

In the second half Clara came back into the game and were rewarded with an equaliser when Robert Bracken scored from close range. Town followed up with more attacking football and thought they had gone in front but for an offside call by the referee.

As the game went on, Clara started to get stronger, and with some lapses in concentration and misplaced passes from Willow, they were unlucky not to go ahead. Late in the game however, Willow found another gear and after repeated attacks on the Clara defence, Fergal Murray burst through to nick the winner and send Willow through.

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Clara keeper Myles Bracken gets to the ball ahead of Willow Park goascorer Brian Caldwell

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