Carniny played SOPFC at Mallusk in awful conditions and from the start it was a hard fought battle. SOPFC opened the scoring in the 5th minute when Carniny failed to clear their lines. Most of the play was in midfield and very few chances were being created. The Carniny midfield of McCaughey Young Byrne and Kennedy were battling hard and finally in the 31st minute a through ball from David Hanna saw Byrne equalise half time 1-1.
The second half saw SOPFC push forward but Hanna, Duddy, Devine, Kelly and D Hanna kept them at bay the fitness and pace of Blair, Clarke and Farenden saw Carniny force a few corners and from one of these in the 51st minute saw Aubrey McCaughey make it 2.1. Murray put a ball through to Blair but he couldn't comvert. Carniny closed ranks with 5 minutes and left one man up front John Wilson and they saw the game out to progress to the next round.
Squad Hanna Duddy Devine Kelly Hanna Kennedy McCaughey Young Blair Byrne Clarke Farenden Murray Wilson Ruddy
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