Redeemer Celtic's Barry Carr and Dean McConnell. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)
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Moneymore FC 5-6 Redeemer Celtic
There was no shortage of drama in Drogheda on Friday night as Redeemer Celtic qualified for the second round of the Tully Cup.
After a 10-goal thriller, the match went to extra-time where Andy McDermott scored the only goal to send the Cox’s Demesne outfit through.
Redeemer took the lead when Caolan Carroll struck the ball to the net off the post.
Moneymore hit back to level, but Dean McConnell’s goal ensured Stephen Fisher’s side went to half-time 2-1 in front.
The hosts scored three of the second half’s first four goals, with McDermott temporarily forcing Redeemer ahead at 3-2 with a fine finish.
But Redeemer substitute Barry O’Hare, on debut, fired home a brace to put his team 5-4 in front and seemingly heading through to the next round.
In the final minute, however, Moneymore made the most of a corner to send the affair to extra-time.
McDermott scored the winner in the first of the 10-minute halves to see his team prevail. This having held out a late goalmouth scramble as Moneymore sought another leveller.
Redeemer Celtic: Kyle Murphy; Caolan Carroll, Paul Gartland, Niall Kelly, Andy McDermott; Kevin McCormack, Stephen Smith, Dean McConnell, Woicheck Gladysz; Barry Carr, Kian Newell
Subs: Jamie O’Hare, Barry O’Hare, Conor Brennan, Martin Murphy, Ryan Carroll, Cillian Rice