Shamrock Rovers 2 St. Patrick’s Athletic 2
A 90th minute own goal by Paddy Kavanagh earned St. Patrick’s Athletic a replay at Richmond Park on Tuesday night to decide who will meet Sligo Rovers in the FAI Ford Cup final at the Aviva Stadium on November 14th.
Winger Kavanagh inexplicably headed a Brian Cash corner into his own net, but it was no more than St. Pat’s deserved as they twice came from behind.
Gary Twigg proved to be Rovers’ talisman once again when he headed home a stunning cross from Stephen Rice on 64 minutes to put Rovers 2-1ahead with his 24th goal of the season.
Rovers had taken the lead on 15 minutes when Chris Turner was left unmarked to loop a header past Gary Rogers from Billy Dennehy’s free-kick.
St. Pat’s finally came alive to score with their first real opening of the game on the half hour.
Danny North availed of a slip by Enda Stevens out on the right to cross for David McAllister to sweep home.