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Ardee Celtic 0 – 0 Trim Celtic A.E.T
Trim Celtic win 3 – 2 on pens
Trim Celtic gave an excellent performance throughout this game against a thus far unbeaten Ardee team. Celtic were unlucky not to win the game in normal time as Stephen Jones came close in the dying minutes. In extra time Trim Celtic thought they had scored in extra time when Mick Martin’s long kickout deceived the opposing keeper, bouncing over his head with Peter Dilworth on hand to apply the finish, however the referee controversially ruled it out for an alleged push.
In the penalty shootout Mick Martin saved one penalty while Ardee missed two others, Stephen Jones, Tommy Boyle and Gordon Flood converted to send Trim Celtic through.
Best for Trim Celtic were John Kelly, Gordon Flood and Tommy Boyle
Trim Celtic: Mick Martin, David Campbell, Tommy Boyle, John Kelly, Andy Reilly, Fergus Fagan, Gordon Flood, Mark Scanlon, Johnny Connolly, Aidan Leonard, Patrick Conway.
Subs: Peter Dilworth, Stephen Jones, Guisseppe Sanzo.