FAI Cup second round contests…31/08/2020

The remaining two fixtures in the second round of the FAI Cup took place today, Monday, with Shamrock Rovers defeating Cork City by two goals to one in Tallaght Stadium while Bohemian comfortably overcame current First Division leaders Cabinteely by two goals to nil in Dalymount Park.

The second round of the 2020 FAI Cup sponsored by Extra.IE commenced this Friday evening and will take place over four days this weekend. In light of the current pandemic situation, there will be no replays, with the ties being decided by extra-time and penalties if necessary.

First into action  on Friday evening were First Division duo Athlone Town and Wexford who played out a see saw encounter which saw the sides level on three goals each at the end of normal time. Extra-time saw the Midland hosts score two further goals for a five three victory. At the same time First Division Galway United played host to Premier Division Shelbourne in Eamonn Deacy Park where again goals were plentiful with the visitors prevailing by five goals to two.

The second set of matches commenced at 5pm on Saturday in United Park where Premier Division Derry City scored twice in the final minutes of what was a rather poor contest to defeat their First Division hosts Drogheda United and progress to the quarter-finals. The Carlisle Grounds hosted the second contest of the day between First Division Bray Wanderers and Premier Division Finn Harps with the result echoing that of the earlier match as the Premier Division side secured a two nil victory.

Match day three in the FAI Cup commenced at 5pm on Sunday in St Colman’s Park where Premier Division Dundalk defeated their First Division hosts Cobh Ramblers by two goals to nil in a poor contest on a dreadful pitch. Later in the day another First division side UCD went down to a three one defeat by their Premier Division visitors Sligo Rovers on an excellent Bowl pitch which enabled both sides to produce some more cultured football.

Friday 28 August
Athlone Town 5-3 [aet] Wexford    Galway United 2-5 Shelbourne 
Saturday 29 August
Bray Wanderers 0-2 Finn Harps     Drogheda United 0-2 Derry City 
Sunday 30 August

Cobh Ramblers 0-2 Dundalk         UCD 1-3 Sligo Rovers
Monday 31 August
Bohemian 2-0 Cabinteely           Shamrock Rovers 2-1 Cork City