Victory goes North thanks to Reece spot-kick

LSL CHARLIE CAHILL CUP Glebe North - 5 Kilnamnagh Athletic - 4

by Gazette Reporter
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It was a case well done Reece Weldon as Glebe North eventually won a cup classic in Balbriggan last weekend.

The attacker held his nerve under the spotlight to slot home an extra-time spot-kick and secure the Senior Sunday side a place in the Charlie Cahill Cup quarter-finals.

The late effort was the all-action cup tie’s ninth goal and amazingly put Glebe in front for the first time.

Tallaght side Kilnamanagh had led at various stages throughout the 90 minutes and extra time but a gallant Glebe battled back gamely on numerous occasions before eventually securing glory.

The hosts trailed going into half-time with an Ollie Hmazat-assisted Ryan Connor strike sandwiched in between a well-worked Kilnamanagh set piece a more fluid team goal.

With 20 minutes to go and just two minutes after having a goal disallowed the home side were staring Charlie Cahill Cup exit directly in the face, as Captain Andrew McGovern put Kilnamanagh two clear from the spot.

It remained that way up and until the 88-minute when the hosts got within one before Hamzat found the bottom corner following great work by Reece Weldon to force extra time.

Glebe North v’s Kilnamnagh Athletic

The exciting end-to-end nature of the tie continued into extra time with Kilnamanagh going ahead once again, this time via a brilliant lob finish after the offside trap was broken.

However, in keeping with the theme of the tie, Glebe hit back and leveled via captain Podge Barrett almost immediately, allowing Weldon to eventually win it from the spot.

There was also excitement in the weekend’s Lummy O’Reilly Cup. Sean Douglas scored a brilliant hat trick to help Cherry Orchard win a cup derby with Ballyfermot United 4-2.

Cian Lindsay and Dano McCabe both put away Alan Talbot passes to help St Pauls defeat Finglas United in the last 16,  

Jake McEvoy,  Gavin O’Neill, Sean Phillips and Cian Harney were all on the scoresheet as St Kevin’s Boys beat Blackrock in the competition. While Dublin Bus defeated Dublin University by the odd goal in five.”

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