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Monday 03 Feb 2020
fonaCAB Junior Cup: Stoppage time winner books last eight place for Dervock

Dervock secured a place in the last eight of the fonaCAB Junior Cup thanks to a stoppage time winner away to BBOB Londonderry in the fifth round 'tie of the round' at the Lisnagelvin Playing Fields at the weekend. 

BBOB took an early lead in Saturday's clash thanks to a Conor Deane spot-kick but a Sammy McConaghie strike levelled matters just before the break. And that's the way it stayed until the dying moments of the match when Dervock's Nathan Patton's close range finish bagged a 2-1 win and sent his side through to the last eight. 

The opening exchanges saw BBOB on the attack and adapting to the conditions quicker. This paid off as early as the eighth minute when they were awarded a penalty, which was duly converted by Deane.

Dervock started to find their feet, putting their hosts under increasing pressure as the first half progressed and it almost paid off around the half-hour mark when McConaghie came close after finding space on the right and cutting inside on the corner of the area only to see his effort saved by Kealan Mulcahy.

Play quickly switched to the other end with BBOB's Lee Roddy latching onto the loose ball but his solo run ended with a shot going narrowly wide of the open goal.

Both sides carved out further chances before McConaghie levelled for Dervock with a well taken 12-yard finish on the cusp of half-time.

The second half began how the first ended with Dervock on the attack, but BBOB did well to deal with wave after wave of pressure from the visitors.

Just as it started to look like one-way traffic, the home side launched a few attacks of their own and it became a more balanced game.

Chances came and went for both sides, but BBOB were dealt a blow with just over a quarter-of-an-hour remaining when Kevin Roddy saw red for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity just outside the area.

Buoyed by their extra man, Dervock went on the attack in the latter stages of the game and eventually got their reward a couple of minutes into stoppage time when Patton side-footed home from the edge of the six yard box to spark jubilation amongst the visiting camp and book a place in the quarter-finals.

BBOB Londonderry: Mulcahy, K. Roddy, Henderson, Cooke, Dougherty, Cleere, Deane, Collett, L. Roddy, Connolly, Duddy subs Mullan (not used), Kivelehan (not used), McCready (replaced Connolly 52), Mallett (replaced Cleere 81), Lynch (not used)

Dervock: McConaghy, McLaughlin, Nicholl, Hall, Beckett, Patton, Tosh, McConaghie, Dickson, Lindsay, Millen subs Jamison, Hanna (replaced Nicholl 66), Simpson (not used), Campbell (not used)

Main image: Man of the Match Bryan Tosh of Dervock receives his trophy from Wayne Glynn, vice-chairman of the Irish FA Junior Committee. Photo: Gary Hancock