Monday's EA Sports Cup review
EA Sports Cup Review by Andrew Dempsey.
Similarly, to both the Premier and First Division’s, the EA Sports Cup experienced its own version of last minute cancellations as only one game survived the latest installment of the Beast from the East as St Mochta’s and Drogheda United's game at Porterstown failed a pitch inspection.
Galway United 1-0 Cockhill Celtic
An extremely youthful and inexperienced Galway United side eventually ran out one-nil winners over Donegal side, Cockhill Celtic at Éamonn Deacy Park on Monday evening.
Shane Keegan rung the changes and handed competitive debuts to both Conor Layng and Arek Mamala as both Danny Furlong and Tadgh Ryan were rested after their Friday night excursions against Cabinteely.
After an uninspiring and tepid first half, United took the lead thanks to a Gerry Gill Own-Goal in the 51st minute as Celtic couldn’t deal with a Stephen Kenny free-kick.
It was to get worse for Cockhill Celtic as they were soon down to ten-men as James Bradley received his marching orders despite ending up leaving the pitch on a stretcher.
All in all, Shane Keegan will be pleased that his youthful "Tribesmen" outfit managed to head into the next round of the EA Sports Cup without the need for any extra-time drama.