Crazy Cup Exit at Dixon Park

It was the craziest game that Malachians have been involved in for a long time as they went out of the Intermediate Cup beaten 4-3 on penalties by Sirocco Works at Dixon Park after the tie finished 5-5 after extra time. Mals were slow out of the blocks going 2-0 down inside ten minutes with defender Dee Hughes seeing red for a last man foul half way through the first half. However goals from James Begley, Rory McCredie and Odhran Close saw the deficit reduced to 4-3 at the break. Mals equalised from the penalty spot in the second half before losing yet another player as Odhran Close got a second yellow for dissent late on and Mals were down to just nine men as the tie went into extra time. An unbelievable and extraordinary effort by the nine remaining saw them take the lead in the second period of extra time, James Begley again, before a cruel Sirocco equaliser late on forced a penalty shoot out. The home side progressed after the penalty shoot out was won 4-3. Good luck to Sirocco Works in the next round

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