‘Three-one’ was the popular final score in many of the games played over the weekend. Johnville defeated Bolton by that score on Saturday in Bolton Park. John Wall, Valdo Bulvas and Paul Cleary were the Johnville goalscorers.
Tramore defeated St Joseph’s 3-1 in Graun Park on Saturday night. Sean Browne put the Seasiders in front after 47 minutes following a pass from Robbie Phelan. Micheal Downey who came on as a substitute made a superb impact by scoring two goals.
Thomas Moore scored an OG to put the Saints on the scoresheet. Dungarvan United defeated St Otteran’s 3-1 at the Hospital Grounds.
Aidan Landers, Shane Kelly and Nicky Corcoran netted the Old Borough goals. Holders Carrick United defeated Hibernians 4-0 in Tom Drohan Park, with Barry Murphy, Glen Keane and Stephen Hahessy (twice) netting.
The Ferrybank/Abbeyside game, due to be played on Friday, was called off due to a waterlogged pitch which means Ferrybank lose home advantage.
Nicky Walsh’s Grannagh of Division 1A beat St Saviour’s of the Premier League
in Ballybeg on Sunday afternoon.
They will now play Johnville in the next round and it is worth noting that they defeated Johnville in this competition last year in St Martin’s Park.
This time Grannagh will have home advantage so needless to say Johnville will treat this game very seriously indeed. Paddy Dalton put Grannagh in front in the first half.
John Paul Jacob equalised for St Saviour’s with 10 minutes remaining only for Robbie Kelly to pop up with a dramatic last minute winner for Granagh.
Nicky Walsh was unable to hide his delight after the full-time whistle. “This is one of my best ever days in soccer and I have been involved for over 32 years,” he said.
“Saint Saviour’s are a top Premier League team, which makes this result fantastic. We will now play Johnville in three weeks time and we just cannot wait for that match.”
The revised draw for Round Three is as follows:
Waterford Crystal v Tramore
Ferrybank/Abbeyside v Carrick United
Dungarvan United v Bohemians
Grannagh v Johnville