Sheriff shock for Students
SHERIFF YC produced a big FAI Cup second round shock by beating First Division UCD 3-1 at the Belfield Bowl yesterday.
Kevin Lynch gave Sheriff the lead on 37 minutes, and the visitors extended their lead in the second half through Sean Murphy (50 minutes) and Mark Higgins (77 minutes) before Chris Mulhall grabbed a consolation for the shocked Students in the 90th minute as manager Alan Reilly (above) and his giantkillers progressed into the third round.
Elsewhere, top flight sides Derry City and Sligo Rovers put their league form to one side and breezed into the third round of the FAI Cup with little difficulty.
Derry and Sligo languish in the bottom half of the Premier Division table but they managed to avoid problems in the Cup with comfortable wins over non-league opposition. Peter Hutton's Derry had to make a trip south to take on Edenderry Town but Dessie Baker's side were no match for City.
Josh Daniels missed an early chance to put Derry ahead from the penalty spot but Mark Timlin put City in front five minutes before the break, Ryan Curran added a second on 52 minutes, and Sean Houston completed Derry's day with a third goal six minutes from time.
Crumlin United managed to have their junior international players back from a training camp in time for their game away to Sligo Rovers but Owen Heary's side came through 2-0 at the Showgrounds.
Crumlin have enjoyed upsets like defeating Shelbourne in recent seasons but it was half over by half time as Dinny Corcoran and David Cawley were on target early on for Sligo.
Donegal side Cockhill Celtic enjoyed a 3-0 win at home to St Mochta's while Munster rivals Cobh Wanderers and Avondale United will have to replay after a 3-3 draw.