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St John Bosco's v Avenue Utd 25.01.04

Bosco'sx v Avenuex (in yellow) 25.01.04
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St John Bosco’s 0 Avenue United (Clare) 1
(after extra time)

Barry Nugent floated in the extra time winner as Avenue United advanced in the Lucozade Sport Munster Junior Cup with a hard earned 1-0 win over St John Bosco's at Knockgriffin on Sunday afternoon. 

Nugent’s effort from the attacking right sailed over keeper Glen Mackessy, stranded by his near post, and found the top corner by the far stick.

Throughout the second half, Bosco's won free after free in midfield and should have scored from the first of them, in the 52nd minute. Forde dropped it into the box where it broke to Mark Duggan; the former Golden Boot winner let fly but the visiting keeper made a fantastic save.

Generally the long range frees weren’t troubling the Clare defence, though there was an exception in the 73rd minute. The  ball broke on the left to Paul Cashman and the Avenue keeper made a very brave save at the feet of the Midleton man.

In the closing stages, Avenue had more of the chances and, with four minutes to go, a rocket from the right hand side of the box by sub Neil McCarthy whizzed just wide of Mackessey's far post.Then the Ennis keeper made a super save from Duggan.

Avenue had the better of the first period of extra time and came close to scoring in the 9th minute. Gary Walsh did well and pulled the ball back to Nugent but his close range flick was well saved by Mackessy.

Nugent though would have his goal, in the 4th minute of the second period, and his soaring shot from the wing had keeper Mackessy stranded by his near post, unable to prevent the ball flying past into the top corner.

St John Bosco’s: Glen Mackessy, Ivan O'Riordan, Steve Cahill, Brendan Foley, Fergus Grourke, Sean Corcoran, John Cody, Paul Cashman, Mark Duggan, Shane McSweeney and Ken Kelleher. Subs used: John Boylan for O'Riordan (66th minute), Eric Costigan for McSweeney (75th) and Paul McCarthy for Cody (85th).
Avenue United: Radu Sulc, Eamonn O’Reilly Gary Walsh, Paul Crowley, Brendan Rochford, Darryl Eade, Marino Alonso, Brian Honan, Barry Nugent, David Monahan and Mike O’Mahony. Subs used: Neil McCarthy for Monahan (70th minute), Edin Glynn for Alonso (71st) and Niall McNevin for O’Reilly (112th minute).
Referee: Damien O'Mahony.