Carr’s brace sets up local Reserve Cup quarter-final

Pat Tinnelly of Kingscourt and Andy Grey of Muirhevnamor
Woodview Reserves will play local rivals Muirhevnamor in the quarter-finals of the MDL Reserve Cup following a 2-1 win over Duleek on Saturday last.

Woodview Reserves will play local rivals Muirhevnamor in the quarter-finals of the MDL Reserve Cup following a 2-1 win over Duleek on Saturday last.

Woodview started brightly and Michael O’Connor had the first real chance of the game after five minutes but he found the Duleek goalkeeper equal to his effort.

With Woodview ready to take the corner, an off the ball incident in the home team’s box resulted in Stephen Grimes being sent off; a decision that infuriated the away side.

That agony turned to ecstasy minutes later though as from the resulting corner Barry Carr controlled the ball brilliantly to smash the ball to the net.

Despite being down to 10 men, Woodview kept their shape with Carr dropping into the centre of midfield to partner Marius Jasiskis who put in an outstanding performance.

Midway through the half, Duleek went on a rare attack down the right and from the resulting cross Darren Mills had a simple tap in at the back post to make it 1-1.

Woodview came in at half-time much the happier side and with just five minutes played in the second-half, Carr found himself free in the from an Eimhin Caldwell pass to make 2-1.

Wayne Conroy’s men were now in the driving seat and they comfortably saw the remainder of the game out with ease to book their place in the last eight.

The Dundalk side return to league action this Saturday when they travel to play league leaders Kingscourt Harps. A win here for either side would see them win the Premier Reserve title.

WOODVIEW RESERVES: Liam McDonagh, Brian McCloskey, Conor McErlean, Paul McArdle, Ciaran Sullivan, Gerard Rafferty (Deco Moran 55), Marius Jasiskis, Stephen Grimes, Eimhin Caldwell (Shane English 75), Barry Carr, Michael O’Connor.