Kelly’s late strike salvages draw for Crumlin against Bonagee

DEAN KELLY denied Donegal side Bonagee United a shock victory over Crumlin United in the FAI Ford Senior Cup second round yesterday.

Aidan McLaughlin’s 36th minute opener had the FAI Intermediate Cup champions on the back foot but with seven minutes to go, Kelly’s free-kick ensured the Dublin club brought the tie back to Pearse Park next Sunday (kick off, 2pm).

Tolka Rovers and Tralee Dynamos will also have to do it all again next Sunday after their 2-2 draw in Kerry yesterday set up a replay at Frank Cooke Park (2.30pm).

Chris Kerins had the home side ahead twice, his second a penalty, but Gavin Quinn and then another penalty, this time from David Somers, kept the Dublin club in the competition.

Avondale had already ensured their name would be in the hat for tonight’s third-round draw after Friday’s 2-1 win at Rockmount but they will be the only non-league Cork club after UCC and Douglas Hall were knocked out by Dublin sides yesterday.

Bobby Cullen was Glenville’s hero as the Palmerstown men used home advantage to edge out the Cork students 1-0 at Oakcourt while Adam Shabeene’s 70th-minute strike sent Malahide United on their way to a barely deserved 2-0 win over the Hall at Gannon Park.

It was close to a perfect day for Dublin clubs as Dublin Bus knocked out the only other Donegal side, Fanad United.

A Philip Sheppard brace ensured the visitors came away from Trialoch with a 2-1 success, Brendan Devlin on target for the hosts.

Tipperary town junior side St Michael’s visited Bluebell United yesterday after the protracted dispute over their FAI Junior Cup quarter-final clash with Pike Rovers was effectively resolved on Friday.

But despite a brave display at Bluebell, the Tipp side succumbed after a 2-1 reversal.

Saints had been a goal to the good after Pat Quinn’s first-half opener but with the change of ends, the home side gained the benefit of a strong breeze. Peter Sherlock got the hosts level before Gary Crowley’s late winner broke the hearts of the junior side.

Keeper Andrew McNulty’s wonder save in injury time prevented what would have been a deserved replay.

It was a bad day for Limerick sides as both Fairview Rangers and Regional United exited.

Michael Hoey and Hafeez Shalola had hosts Tullamore Town 2-0 up at half-time in Leah Victoria Park before Tommy Barrett’s goal just after the hour mark gave Fairview hope.

Belgrove saw off the Regional United challenge with a 2-0 victory at the Regional Grounds in Dooradoyle. Barry Roe grabbed the opener in the 25th minute and Conor Dowler wrapped it up with a quarter of an hour to go.

FC Carlow left it late at Ballon as Grzegorz Sykula’s 85th-minute strike gave the Leinster side a 1-0 win over Mayo’s Castlebar Celtic.

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