Carniny were determined to get through this tie after dispatching another established Intermediate side, Wellington Rec in the first round of the competition. They came out at a high tempo in the first half taking the game to Oxford and almost took the lead after Jonathan Cummings glanced a header off the bar from a Barry Simpson free kick twenty mins in. The remainder of the half was fairly even between the two teams who were both playing some good football for the neutral to watch. However just on the stroke of half time Jonny Cummings thought he had scored from a Michael O'Mullan cross, only to see his effort cleared off the line.
Oxford came out in the second half and took the game to Carniny however the back four of McClenaghan, Greene, and O'Flaherty marshalled by the experienced Davy Hanna held strong for the first 25 mins of the half. Carniny then came back into the game in the latter stages and just when the game looked like it would be heading for extra time with only six mins remaining of normal time, teenage striker, Jonathan Cummings scored from close range to send the team and spectators into wild celebrations. Minutes later, Jake Armstrong looked to put the game beyond doubt with a long range effort but the Oxford keeper forced the shot out, low to his right. Oxford tried to press forward as the game entered injury time but Carniny held strong for a passage into the hat for the third round draw of the Irish cup.
Panel; Adams, O'Flaherty, Greene, Hanna, McClenaghan, Simpson, O'Neill, Armstrong, O'Mullan M, Whitehurst, Cummings subs, Wright, Cassidy, Long