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Late Late Show Sees Ballymun Advance

Sun 6th January 2013. FAI Junior Cup Round 5
St Peters 0-1 Ballymun Utd

A glancing header in the final minutes of normal time secured an FAI Junior Cup 5th Round win for Ballymun United over St Peters at McCarthy Park.

With heavy rain overnight, St Peters 1st pitch was deemed unplayable due to the corner of the pitch holding some water. With fears the game would be postponed, and replayed in Dublin midweek, the St Peters committee got to work to have the 2nd pitch ready for action.

Ballymun came close to taking an early lead when Ian Dempseys attempted clearance spun back off his boot and looped over Keith Hynes in the St Peters goal, before rebounding back off the post.

With chances on both sides, albeit without many hitting the target, St Peters came close to breaking the deadlock late in the half when Mark Sherlock stung the hands of visiting keeper David Conroy. Conroy recovered quickly to block Pascal Dillons follow up, and so the half ended scoreless.

The heavy pitch looked to be taking its toll on both sets of players, with the visitors suffering more with cramp setting in not long after the hour mark. As the game went on it looked like Peters would battle their way to extra time, as in the previous round, however with barely a minute of normal time left, Paul Kane sent a glancing header into the top corner of the net to earn the visitors a hard fought win and a place in the FAI Junior Cup 6th Round.

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Ian Dempsey slides in with a determined challenge

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Peter O’Reilly takes legs, ball and all from Adrian Carberry

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