Woodview Celtic. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)
Tully Bookmakers Challenge Cup first round
Thatch FC 5-5 Woodview Celtic
Thatch win 5-4 on penalties
Woodview Celtic crashed out of the Tully Cup on Sunday following a 5-4 penalty shootout loss to Thatch after the sides finished extra-time locked at 5-5.
The Dundalk side fell two behind to their lower league opponents in the first half, only for player/manager Conor Macken to pull Woodview back to within one at the break.
A third for Thatch gave the 'View a mountain to climb, but they managed to score three of the next four goals, through Niall Mackin (2) and Sheriff Ayoade, drawing on terms at 3-3 before levelling again at 4-4 to force extra-time.
Deane Browne gave them the advantage for the first time, but Thatch forced spot-kicks with a goal with virtually the last kick of the ball. And that’s where the match would finally be decided as Woodview’s cup dreams were shattered.
Woodview Celtic: Jason Myles; Shane Taaffe, Conor Macken, Daniel Mulligan, Cian Kearney; Deane Browne, Shea McArdle, Stephen Begley, Robert Mackin; Niall Mackin, Sheriff Ayoade
Sub: Rory Staunton