Rosegreen go through on penalties in Munster Junior Cup

Second Division Rosegreen Rangers continued their recent giant-killing cup run getting the better of First Division Moyglass United following a penalty shoot-out in the Munster Junior Cup 2nd Round staged in Moyglass last Sunday.

Second Division Rosegreen Rangers continued their recent giant-killing cup run getting the better of First Division Moyglass United following a penalty shoot-out in the Munster Junior Cup 2nd Round staged in Moyglass last Sunday.

Rosegreen Rangers, who reached the open draw of the FAI Junior Cup last Sunday, were under the cosh for the majority of this game by a Moyglass United side that were eliminated from the same competition seven days earlier, but their failure to hold onto a lead was to prove to be their downfall once again.

The first half saw Moyglass well on top and had the majority of the possession. James Morrissey came closest with a volley from the edge of the area after about 20 minutes. Rosegreen had some half chances but were dealt with well by Keith Phelan in the Moyglass goal. Moyglass United striker Mick Lacey broke through just before the break but narrowly missed from close range as the opening half ended scoreless.

The second half was much of the same with Moyglass dominating and they came close again with a strike from distance from Shane Morrissey only to be denied by the underside of the crossbar.

The deadlock was broken on the 70th minute with some neat play from Billy O’Brien on the left hand side before crossing into the box where William O’Brien stuck the ball home from close range.

But Rosegreen refused to capitulate and Vinnie Downey equalised with a strike from the edge of the area just before the end forcing another twenty minutes extra-time.

Extra-time was uneventful and so it was the lottery of penalties to decide this tie. Both sides scored the five regulation penalties and it went to sudden death with Moyglass missing and Dathi Bargary slotting the decisive penalty to put Rosegreen Rangers into the next round and another opportunity of a major scalp with a visit to Premier League leaders Clonmel Celtic.