Gilligan Cup Quarter Final
Glen Crowe's powerful header in the 8th minute sent the Saints into the Gilligan Cup semi final. Crowe headed home a delightful Jordan Lancaster cross into the bottom corner of the net.
Pegasus had the first chance in the game, Saints defender Brian Kelly did extremely well to block a shot that was destined to trouble Saints goalkeeper Warren Fee. It's so important to score the first goal and thankfully Crowe's brilliant header gave the Saints a cushion. Aaron O' Brien volleyed over the crossbar in the 36th minute, Lancaster with another beautiful ball.
The game had a lengthy delay close to half time when a Pegasus defender went down after an accidental clash. It was a worrying time for everyone in Porterstown road, an ambulance was called and after some treatment he was on his feet but dazed.
Pegasus hit the crossbar just after half time, Saints defender Glenn McLoughlin headed the ball onto the crossbar as it was going to hit the back of the net. Warren Fee made a top class save on the hour mark, diving to his left he pushed the ball around the post, the low drive by the Pegasus striker must have been seen late through a crowd of bodies. That was the visitors best chance for an equaliser and although they put the Saints under pressure the Saints stood firm and defended very well.
The Saints always a threat going forward couldn't find the second goal to kill the tie but Crowe's goal was enough to set up a semi final clash away to St. James Gate. It's all about getting the result in the cup. The semi final will be a great occasion, the focus now goes back to the league and Tymon Celtic away on Wednesday night.