Shock cup exit for Carrick United to neighbours Piltown

Carrick United lost 1-0 down the road at Piltown in the Munster Junior Cup.

Carrick United lost 1-0 down the road at Piltown in the Munster Junior Cup.

A most disappointing result as Carrick made their exit from this competition at an early stage.

The opening stages hardly suggested the end result with Carrick opening up the home defence again and again but failure to convert opportunities proved costly.

Anthony Power and John Keys hit the metal work as a goal seemed imminent. The game some how remained scoreless at half time.

Carrick were rocked back on their heals when the home side scored 15 minutes into the second half.

Try as they might amid some crazy goalmouth scrambles, Carrick could not force an equaliser, the home side showing wonderful spirit and commitment defended deeply throwing body and limb at goal bound efforts. A penalty appeal, a string of corners and close in free kick were to count for nothing when the full time whistle sounded.