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Sunday 8 December 2019

Saints suffer as Students pull off shock

Yoyo Mahdy of UCD celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Extra.ie FAI Cup Second Round match between UCD and St Patrick's Athletic at The UCD Bowl in Dublin. Photo: Ben McShane/Sportsfile
Yoyo Mahdy of UCD celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Extra.ie FAI Cup Second Round match between UCD and St Patrick's Athletic at The UCD Bowl in Dublin. Photo: Ben McShane/Sportsfile

The Students of UCD pulled off an astonishing recovery over the course of a week and dumped St Patrick's Athletic out of the FAI Cup.

Beaten 10-1 by Bohemians seven days earlier, UCD had dispensed with manager Collie O'Neill but his replacement, Maciej Tarnogrodzki, made an immediate impact with a 3-1 win.

Goals from Yoyo Mahdy and Liam Kerrigan midway through the first half left Pat's rocked but Kerrigan pounced again just after the restart to make it 3-0, the only response from the Saints a consolation goal from Conor Clifford.

Galway United are into the last eight of the Cup thanks to a 1-0 win at home to Cork City, Conor Melody with the only goal of the game late in the first half, that defeat effectively ending Cork's season.

Shamrock Rovers came through their test against First Division opposition with a 3-0 win over Drogheda Utd.

Rovers had struggled to break them down but 11 minutes into the second half they finally made the breakthrough, Gary O'Neill heading home from a Jack Byrne cross.

On the hour mark Aaron Greene scored his 12th of the season, and on 73 minutes Aaron McEneff finished well to finish off Drogheda and send Rovers into the last eight.

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