The seniors progressed in the Rainey Cup on Saturday after coming up against a well organised Brantwood side. The visitors couldn't seem to get into their stride in the first half with their link up play failing to fall in to place on the day. Carniny were guilty of squandering chances in on goal as they reduced themselves to long range efforts which never really tested the Brantwood keeper. As they half wore on Carniny became frustrated unable to find a way through an organised Brantwood and the home side did well as the half drew to a close, pulling off three goal line clearances in quick succession to keep the scores level at the break.
The dead lock was however broken, 12 minutes in to the second half when a Barry Simpson shot was turned into the net by one of the home teams centre backs. This buoyed the visitors who began to string passes together, having the lions share of possession but they still couldn't increase the score with a glancing header from Chris Wilgaus, a Neil Stevenson shot bouncing off the bar and shots from Matthew O'Flaherty and both McComb brothers going close their best chances. Carniny had to be on their toes right to the final whistle as Brantwood stuck ti the task in hand, playing right to the final whistle with Niall Shannon alert inthe Carniny goal, stretching out to put a low shot round the post in the dying minutes to see the game out and the Amateurs in the hat for the 3rd round.