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O'Keefe nets late winner as DkIT down 7-in-a-row chasing Carlow in Rustlers Cup

DkIT 1 IT Carlow 0

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O'Keefe nets late winner as DkIT down 7-in-a-row chasing Carlow in Rustlers Cup

Jack O'Keefe celebrates his goal on Wednesday. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)

Rustlers CFAI Cup

DkIT 1-0 IT Carlow

DkIT pulled off a major scalp to dethrone seven-in-a-row chasing IT Carlow in the Rustlers CFAI Cup on Wednesday afternoon.

Dundalk FC's Jack O'Keefe proved the match-winner with virtually the last kick as Liam Burns' men made it into the semi-finals. Good work by Carlton Ubaezuono put the striker in and he made no mistake.

The winners enjoyed the better of the opening-half, without finding a way past Carlow's keeper. However, they were dealt a blow shortly after half-time when defender Emmet Hughes was given his marching orders on a second yellow-card .

Carlow began to take control after this, but a resilient DkIT defence - led by Warrenpoint Town's Anto Reilly - held them out and the hosts capitalised, hitting the Barrowsiders with a decisive blow in the final minute.

DkIT now progress to the semi-finals of the competition where they will face Dublin Institute of Technology on February 21.

DkIT: Ronan Browne, Cian O’Flynn, Sam Reilly, Anto Reilly, Emmet Hughes, Deane Watters, Conor McDonald, Seán O’Connor, Conor Haggans, Carlton Ubaezouno, Jack O’Keefe

Subs: Conor Tully, Colm Gill