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Longford Town win 7-goal thriller while St Pat's still unbeaten in EA Sports Cup since 2014

David O’Sullivan hit a hat-trick against Athlone Town.

Longford Town's David O'Sullivan.
Longford Town's David O'Sullivan.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

LONGFORD TOWN and Athlone Town threw up a seven-goal thriller in the EA Sports Cup this evening.

Athlone were first off the mark through a Conor Barry penalty after just six minutes before Cormac Raftery doubled matters. Less than 60 seconds later, David O’Sullivan snatched one back for Longford.

O’Sullivan went on to hit a hat-trick, doubling the lead on 69 minutes before Uruguayan substitute Walter Invernizzi responded immediately to put the home side back in front.

O’Sullivan hit his third of the night to leave it all square with 17 minutes of normal time to play, before Cody Mulhall delivered the killer blow and completed Longford’s comeback to progress to the second round.

Reigning champions St Patrick’s Athletic marched on with a 1-0 win over Bluebell United. Billy Dennehy hit the net just before half-time to ensure that the Dubliners remain unbeaten in the EA Sports Cup since 2014.

Waterford FC also progress, as they beat Wexford FC 5-0. It was 2-0 up until the 87th minute, but an Owen Wall brace and David McDaid’s second goal of the night made it five.

Cobh Ramblers defeated Avondale United 2-0 in a Cork derby, while Bray Wanderers edged past Drogheda United and Bohemians saw off Cabinteely.

Bray Wanderers' Ryan Brennan reacts after missing a penalty Ryan Brennan both scored and missed penalties. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Kevin Farragher with Ger Pender Drogheda's Kevin Farragher and Ger Pender of Bray Wanderers in action earlier. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

EA Sports Cup Results:

  • Wexford FC 0-5 Waterford FC
  • Athlone Town 3-4 Longford Town
  • Drogheda United 0-1 Bray Wanderers
  • Cobh Ramblers 2-0 Avondale United
  • St Patrick’s Athletic 1-0 Bluebell United
  • Bohemian FC 1-0 Cabinteely

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