Suirside progress in cup after hot-tempered game

Suirside 1 – 1 Cullen Lattin A (Suirside win 4-3 on penalties)

Suirside 1 – 1 Cullen Lattin A (Suirside win 4-3 on penalties)

In a hotly contested affair that spilled over at times on both sides, Fourth Division leaders Suirside beat their First Division opponents on Sunday afternoon.

Cullen were quickest off the mark and were in front after only four minutes through a strike by Shane Prenderville.

Things really got hot ten minutes before the break, and both sides were reduced to ten men after a scuffle which stopped play for a number of minutes.

The half-time break did nothing to cool matters, but the home team missed a gilt edged chance to level matters when top striker Darren Sweeney missed a penalty just before the hour.

He redeemed himself however, as with less than ten minutes to go, he struck to send the game into an extra period.

This brought no more goals from either team, and the home side finally kept the cooler heads to advance on penalties and go into the hat for the next round of the draw.