Westport United come from behind to win

Soccer: FAI Junior Cup

A come from behind 5-2 win sent Westport United into the last 32 of the FAI Junior Cup on Sunday afternoon in a blustery Sportspark.

The home team squared off against Wexford outfit New Ross Celtic in a rearranged last 64 game at home. Two minutes before the half-time break New Ross Celtic defender broke the deadlock. It took the hosts 21 minutes to level the game up a ball into the danger area from David Cameron found the back of the net. The visitors went back into the lead 17 minutes before time when O'Connor bagged his second goal of the game, but it was only the start of a goalfest in the final 15 minutes. Westport United leveled the game up through Danny Scahill after Philip Keegan was fouled on 75 minutes, eight minutes later Westport United went into the lead for the first time when David Hoban applied a finish to a Phil Keegan cross. Martin Geraghty bundled the ball over the line from close range not long after and Danny Scahill completed the comeback win with a headed finish from a David Cameron cross just before the final whistle. Westport United will take on Kilkenny side Freebooters in the last 32 at home in a few weeks time.


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