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Monday 19 Sep 2022
Goals galore in round two of the Irish Cup

The Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup continued on Saturday with the thirty second-round ties producing no shortage of goals.

Crumlin United, early NAFL Premier Division pacesetters, were top scorers hitting a remarkable 11 goals without reply past AFC Craigavon at Mill Road while at the Bluebell Stadium NIFL Premier Intermediate League leaders Ballymacash Rangers also reached double figures with a 10-goal haul against Bryansburn Rangers.

The other five remaining PIL clubs also safely negotiated their place in the third round. Limavady United and Dollingstown recorded away wins over Orangefield Old Boys and Lisburn Rangers respectively with Banbridge Town, Bangor and Moyola Park clocking up home victories.

Three games went all the way to penalties with Dungiven Celtic, Dunloy and Shankill United all progressing at the expense of Portaferry Rovers, Newbuildings United and Valley Rangers.

It was a remarkable day for Crumlin United's Fiontan O'Boyle. He came off the bench at half-time to bag four second-half goals to not only earn the honour of being top individual scorer on the day but did it on his 18th birthday!

Four other players hit hat-tricks - Brett Conville (Comber Rec), Stephen McCavitt (Banbridge Town), Brendan Glackin (Belfast Celtic) and former Linfield, Dungannon Swifts and Ballyclare Comrades man Timmy Adamson who hit three for Mossley at a youthful 39-years-old.

The draw for the third round is set to be made on Tuesday evening.