IC R4
Date: 2 p.m. Jan. 19, 2020
Venue:

Mark Walsh 77' -
Scored: 77'


Christopher Clarke 85' -
Peno Scored: 85'


Peno Scored: 60'
- Stephen Cantwell 60'

Scored: 90'
- Jamie Delaney 90'


FAI Intermediate Cup Report: Verona 2 - 2 St Kevin's Boys

Sun, Jan 19 2020

Credit: Steve Alfred

Tim Palmer reports from Blanchardstown

A cold evening in Blanchardstown gave no indication as to who was going to take their place in the last eight of the FAI Intermediate Cup as St Kevin’s Boys earned a last gasp replay against Leinster Senior League rivals Verona.

Jamie Delaney’s 90th minute equaliser saved the day for Kevin’s after they fell behind thanks to a quickfire double from the hosts with Mark Walsh and Christopher Clarke netting.

Stephen Cantwell opened the scoring from the penalty spot on the hour mark before three further goals followed as neither could be separated on a day of high drama in Blanchardstown.

Verona started well in the first half as they dominated the early exchanges, which forced a string of good saves from Gavin Browne in the St. Kevin’s goal.

And if it wasn’t for the heroics of Browne, the hosts may well have taken a two goal advantage with Ross White and Adam Clarice going close inside the opening twenty minutes.

The visitors came into the game around the half-hour mark, however, with no-one getting onto the end of a hard driven ball across the box before Jordan Cromwell found the side-netting.

After a tight and tense opening half of action, the second period proved to hold much of the action with no less than four goals being scored.

Cantwell made no mistake from the penalty spot on the hour mark to give St. Kevin’s the lead as the hosts came into the second half in a laboured fashion.

A series of substitutions saw Verona switch their formation to a three at the back to pile men into attack, and it was to be the last of the substitutes, Mark Walsh who levelled the tie with his first touch of the game.  

Walsh poked home to score the equaliser with his first touch of the game after a scramble for the ball in the visitor’s box.

And, just eight minutes later Verona got a penalty of their own after multiple shouts throughout the game.

Clarke sent the keeper the wrong way to give Verona a hard fought lead with 5 minutes left on the clock.

As the unfancied hosts saw the finish line come even closer, defender Gavin Kennedy continued to fight hard to keep Verona’s lead intact however they were soon undone.  

In the final minute of the game centre-back Jamie Delaney finished with power to send the tie to a replay, much to the relief of the hosts.

And shortly after, that was that as referee Robert Redmond blew the whistle on a pulsating last-16 clash in the FAI Intermediate Cup with the visitors bringing the tie to a replay in the closing moments of the game.

All round it was an action packed but cold evening where I’m sure players , staff and supporters alike were glad to settle for a replay instead of extra-time.

Verona: Stephen Daly; Abdy El Hagagi, Karl Canning (Mark Walsh 76) , Ange Waznia, Ross White (Adis Viluc 69); Gavin Kennedy, Adam Clarke (Aidan Lyons 72), Christopher Clarke; Andre Ilovan (Liam Moran 58), Kyle Horgan (Adam Russell 58), Sean Enright.

Subs not used:  Niall Grogan, Joeseph Awana

Booked: None.

Sent off: None.

 

St. Kevin's Boys: Gavin Browne; Daniel O'Donovan, Steven Mullins (Andy McKenna 78), Gavin McCabe, Jamie Delaney; Robert O'Reilly, Jack McMahon, Jordan Farry; Luke Ingram (Adam Whelan 66), Jordan Cromwell, Stephen Cantwell (Jack Tynan 90).

Subs not used: Josh Peyton, Adam O'Brien, Eden Burke, Godfrey Yoro.

Booked: Jordan Cromwell (69), Jack Tynan (90).

Sent off: None. 

 

Referee: Robert Redmond.

Attendance: 100 (estimate).

ExtraTime.ie Player of the Match: Sean Enright (Verona).

 


Verona
Stephen Daly
Goalkeeper
Abdy El Hagagi
Defender
Karl Canning
76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
Defender
Ange Waznia
Defender
Ross White
69Subbed On: 69'
Defender
Gavin Kennedy
Midfielder
Adam Clarke
72'
72Subbed Off: 72'
Midfielder
Christopher Clarke
85Peno: 85'
Midfielder
Andre Ilovan
58Subbed On: 58'
Forward
Kyle Horgan
58'
58Subbed Off: 58'
Forward
Sean Enright
Forward

Substitutes
Niall Grogan
Unknown
Joeseph Awana
Unknown
Aidan Lyons
72'
72Subbed On: 72'
Unknown
Liam Moran
58'
58Subbed Off: 58'
Unknown
Adam Russell
58'
58Subbed On: 58'
Unknown
Adis Viluc
69'
69Subbed Off: 69'
Midfield
Mark Walsh
76'
76Subbed On: 76'
77Scored: 77'
Unknown
St. Kevin's Boys
Gavin Browne
Goalkeeper
Daniel O'Donovan
Defender
Steven Mullins
Defender 78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
Gavin McCabe
Defender
Jamie Delaney
Defender
90Scored: 90'
Robert O'Reilly
Midfielder
Jack McMahon
Midfielder
Jordan Farry
Midfielder
Luke Ingram
Forward 66'
66Subbed Off: 66'
Jordan Cromwell
Forward
69Booked: 69'
Stephen Cantwell
Forward
60Peno: 60'
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'

Substitutes
Adam Whelan
Forward
66Subbed On: 66'
66'
Jack Tynan
Defender
90Booked: 90'
90Subbed On: 90'
90'
Josh Peyton
Forward
Adam O'Brien
Defender
Andy McKenna
Defender
78Subbed On: 78'
78'
Eden Burke
Midfield
Godfrey Yoro
Goalkeeper