Trim Celtic eased into the next round of the Challenge Cup with victory over their nearest neighbors Knightsbrook. With so much pride at stake this game was never going to be a classic but Trim Celtic went about their job in a workman fashion to reach the 3rd round with a 2 nil win. With the early exchanges even the first goal was always going to be vital and after a couple of early misses Trim took the lead when Derek Donohoe finished from close range after good work by Mark Gilsenan down the right. David Conway and Cyril Halton marshaled the Trim defence superbly all day and when Knightbrook finally got some possession for a short period in the second half they could not find a way through the Celtic rearguard. Donohoe was unlucky not to put Trim 2 up when his shot hit one post, rolled across the goal line and hit the other post but somehow did not cross the line. Trim could have been made pay for a number of wasted chances that fell their way and a couple of goal line clearances kept Knighsbrook in the game right till the end. With minutes remaining man of the match Mick Corrigan was upended in the penalty area and Paul Campbell coolly struck the resulting penalty into the net to the send the large Trim Celtic support home happy and proud of their club.
Team:Barry O’Callaghan, Tommy Boyle, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Mark Gilsenan, Mick Corrigan, Paul Campbell, Mark McCormack, Scott McGowan, Derek Donohoe, Paul Gilsenan
Subs: Colm Harte for Scott McGowan, Jason Hand for Mark McCormack