Trim Celtic made it into the quarter final of the Challenge cup with a relatively straight forward 3-0 win against Division 1 leaders Dromin Utd. Trim took the lead when a free kick from Keith Jones was played into the penalty area and Paul Campbell rose the highest to put Trim one up. An excellent save by Barry O’Callaghan saw Trim keep their slender lead until half time. The second half was just 3 mins old when substitute Ross Campbell’s excellent delivery from the left wing was met by the head of the impressive Derek Donohoe to double Trims advantage. After this it was all Celtic who took the game to the home team. Paul Campbell made some telling runs and the hard working Jason Hand set the tone for the second half. Scott McGowan’s trickery caused all sorts of problems for the home defence and it was his pass to Derek Donohoe which nearly gave Trim their third but Donohoe was very unlucky to see his volley come back of the upright. Dromin never looked like breaching the Trim Celtic defence of Jones, Halton, Conway and Gilsenan who all played their part by winning everything that came their way. Damo McGhee was introduced with 18mins remaining and he was only on the pitch for 55 seconds when he headed in Trims third after a cross by Donohoe. Next up for Trim is a home tie in the quarter finals against Cavan Town.
Team:Barry O’Callaghan, Keith Jones, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Mark Gilsenan, Mick Corrigan, Paul Campbell, Jason Hand, Tommy Boyle, Derek Donohoe, Scott McGowan
Subs: Ross Campbell for Tommy Boyle, Damo McGhee for Scott McGowan, James Hyland for Jason Hand