FAI Junior Cup – Trim Celtic 3 – 1 Rathgar – Match Report, click on ‘Read More’ for further details…
FAI Junior Cup
Trim Celtic 3 – 1 Rathgar
Halftime: 1 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Shane Ashe 2, Paul Campbell
Trim Celtic advanced to the 6th round of the FAI Junior Cup with this win against Leinster Senior League side Rathgar. Celtic controlled possession in the first half but struggled to break Rathgar down until Paul Campbell seized on a defensive mistake right on the stroke of halftime to finish coolly.
Rathgar equalised just after the break with a header from a corner. Celtic upped the tempo and retook the lead when Shane Ashe latched on to Barry O’Callaghan’s long goal kick to slot past the keeper. Celtic put together a sweeping move involving Dominic Martin, David Fagan, Paul Campbell, David Conway and finally Shane Ashe who converted his second goal of the game.
Celtic had chances to extend their lead with David Conway hitting the crossbar, Shane Ashe having a shot cleared off the line and Craig O’Hanlon forcing the keeper into a good save.
Best for Trim Celtic were John Bligh, Paul Campbell and Shane Ashe.
Trim Celtic: Barry O’Callaghan, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, John Bligh, Dominic Martin, Noel Payne, Paul Campbell, David Fagan, David Conway, Shane Ashe, Paul Rispin.
Subs: Craig O’Hanlon (for Noel Payne), Paul Bartley, Mark Scanlon, Damien Dempsey, Ciaran Mulvenna