Trim Celtic knocked out last years Challenge Cup winners with an Aaron Newman goal 15 mins from the end. If it was not for some missed opportunities and a little bit of bad luck Trim could have easily had 3 goals in the first half. Trim hit the bar, had a ball cleared of the line and were denied by some good goalkeeping. However it was not all Trim and it took a great save from Barry O’Callaghan to keep the game scoreless at half time. The second half was a much a livelier affair with both sides playing better football. Halton, Gillsenan, Fitzsimons, and Jones were solid at the back for Trim and Glenmuir were reduced to only one clear chance in the second half which came of the post. Mc Cormack and Newman worked hard on the wings for Celtic. Conway was denied from 6 yards by brave goalkeeping from the Glenmuir keeper. The breakthrough came when a defense splitting pass from Keith Jones was met by a perfectly timed run by Newman who squeezed the ball under the oncoming Glenmuir keeper. Trim by now were well on top and held on comfortably for the win.
Team: Barry O’Callaghan, Richie Fitzsimons, Mark Gillsenan, Cyril Halton, , Keith Jones, Michael Corrigan, Paul Campbell, Aaron Newman, Keith Peppard, David Conway Mark McCormack
Subs: Dominic Martin, Stephen Farrell, Ross Campbell, Diarmuid Higgins