Wexford Youths advanced to the next round of the EA Sports Cup at the expense of Limerick FC at Jackman Park tonight. A dramatic penalty shootout was the decider after both sides finished level after extra-time.
Gavin Doyle put the visitors ahead with a superb free kick two minutes after the deficit but substitute Stephen Goggins equalised for Limerick in the 81st minute to force extra time. Wexford’s Pa Doyle was the hero as he saved Martin Deady’s penalty to send Wexford into the next round.
Full Match Report to follow.
Limerick FC: Brian Collopy; Eoin O’ Brien, Brian Callaghan, Pat Purcell, Ian Storan; Jason Hughes, Brendan Daly, Thomas Lyons, Wayne Colbert, Martin Deady; Chukwuma Manjor.
Substitutes used: Stephen Goggins, Colin Scanlon, Shane Tracy
Subs not used: David Ryan (gk), Paul Danaher.
Wexford Youths: Pa Doyle; John Flynn O Connor, David Breen, Stuart Lawlor, Garrett McCurtin, Paul Rossiter, Shane Dempsey, Peter White, Liam O’Loughlin, Gavin Doyle, Jimmy Kehoane.
Subs not used: Packie Holden (gk), Richie Fitzgerald, Tiernan Rossiter, Keith Kearney.
Referee: Keith Callanan
Attendance: 350 (estimate)
Extratime man of the match: Pa Doyle (Wexford Youths) - His two penalty saves put his side through to the next round.