Carryduff win 6 – 5 on penalties
A good win and delighted to be through to the next round of the cup.
A closely contested game without to many chances created the best of which fell to Joseph Tunney after a superb through ball from Harry Graham to cup open the Dungoyne defence and the goal keeper made a smart save to deny Joseph.
Our defence of Aidan Martin , Rhys Worthington, Eamon Swail and Odhran Sherry looked comfortable with anything Dungoyne created and restricted them to long range efforts.
Rhys Worthington who was solid in the centre of defence came off injured forcing us to change shape and move Eamon Swail into centre back and put Niall Tunney on at left back.
Carryduff took the lead just before half time with Harry Graham again the provider picking the ball up in midfield before playing a lovely weighted pass between the centre back and left back for Gary Topping to run onto take a touch and fire past the keeper into the corner of the net.
After half time we created a couple of chances after a goal mouth scramble Declan Magee forced the keeper into a good save the rebound fell to Rory Timoney who had his effort blocked by the defender on the line.
Dungoyne equalised after the referee awarded a soft free kick 25 yards from goal up stepped the centre back and arrowed a super powerful strike into the corner giving Ewan Wilson in goal no chance.
Joseph Tolan played a lovely ball in for
Jamie Wilkinson who slotted past the keeper only for the goal to be wrongly disallowed for a poor offside decision.
Dungoyne had a good effort just before the final whistle which Ewan made a super save diving to his right to push away for a corner.
The game went into a penalty shoot out
Harry Graham, Eamon Swail, Joseph Tunney, Jamie Wilkinson and Aidan Martin all bravely stepped up to take the penalties and all succesfully slotting home giving the keeper no chance, Ewan got his hand to Dungoynes last kick but just couldnt keep it out 5 – 5 and into sudden death, Joseph Tolan bravely stepped forward and hit the best penalty of the night into the side netting after the keeper dived the wrong way, over to Ewan who make a good save diving to his right to keep out the Dungoyne effort and send us into the next round.
Overall we did not play to our best on a small pitch which dosent suit us but we are delighted to be in the next round after what was a good game evenly contested.
Ewan Wilson, Aidan Martin, Rhys Worthington, Eamon Swail, Odhran Sherry, Harry Graham, Jamie Wilkinson, Declan Magee, Gary Topping, Rory Timoney, Joseph Tunney, Niall Tunney, Joseph Tolan, Matthew McTavis , Rory Gorman.
Man of the match
Eamon Swail – good attacking option at right back and solid and commanding when moved into centre back.