Saturday’s First Division cup tie was the third meeting of the near-neighbours this season and Tramore Rangers came out on top once again at a wind-swept Graun Park.
Following two victories during the league campaign (4-2 and 0-2), Rangers went into the game as favourites and had they taken all the chances that came their way they could have won by a bigger margin. They will now play at home to St Joseph’s in round two this Friday.
Rangers set out their stall from the opening minute. Gary Morrissey cracked in a rocket of a shot from just outside the penalty area but the veteran Tramore goalkeeper John Falconer tipped the ball around his right upright.