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Ireland U21 winger scores again as UCD dump struggling Shelbourne out of EA Sports Cup

UCD and Derry City both progressed in the EA Sports Cup on Tuesday night.

Neil Farrugia was on target for UCD at Tolka Park.
Neil Farrugia was on target for UCD at Tolka Park.
Image: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

GOALS EITHER SIDE of half-time from Ireland U21 international Neil Farrugia and Timmy Molloy helped UCD into the next round of the EA Sports Cup on Tuesday with a 2-1 victory against Shelbourne.

Collie O’Neil’s side went behind after just two minutes at Tolka Park when defender Derek Prendergast scored following a corner into the box, however forward Farrugia — who scored against Luxembourg two weeks ago — levelled before half-time.

Molloy struck a glorious winner in the final minute of normal time to book The Students’ passage, with Ian Morris’ Shels side suffering a third consecutive defeat as pressure mounts on the Reds.

John Ross Wilson and Mark Dignam Shelbourne's John Ross Wilson and Mark Dignam of UCD battle for the ball. Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

Elsewhere on Tuesday night it was a straightforward affair at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium as Derry City saw off the challenge of Longford Town 3-0.

Goals from Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe and Eoghan Stokes put the Candystripes two goals to the good before the break, with ex-Real Madrid and Liverpool youth player Gerardo Bruna sealing the win with 20 minutes left on the clock.

EA Sports Cup results:

  • Shelbourne 1-2 UCD
  • Derry City 3-0 Longford Town

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