This Zala cup quarter final tie saw an experienced Homers team take on a youthful Carniny squad down at Wakehurst. The game started with a fast tempo with the visitors taking the game to the home side right from the whistle. In fact it was Carniny who scored the first goal 16 mins in when Matthew McComb played a through ball over the Homers high back line to Aidan Scullion who took the ball past the last defender and headed for goal slotting the ball home past the advancing McCosh in the Harryville goal. Two minutes later they scored their second when McComb went past the keeper and squared for Scullion to hit home from 6 yds for his and Carniny's second. it looked like it would be 3-0 to the visitors when Gary McMeekin broke through the back line this time but a last ditch tackle from David Gibson denied him the opportunity to get a shot away. Homers broke from this right away and Jason Logan forced Niall Shannon into a save at the other end on 20 mins. Carniny did get their third on 27 mins with Mark Butler passing to Aaron Johnston on the left flank who cut in and fired a super strike in from the left hand corner of the box to the far corner of the net. Ht 0-3
In the second half the Homers came out and began to put pressure on the visitors in an effort to try and get back into the game. Their pressure paid off when Jason Logan flicked in a cross from the right wing at the Carniny near post on 59 mins . They continued to press and forced a series of corners but the Carniny defence of White, Mulholland and Lallowski in front of Shannon held firm. On 84 mins the home side made for a nervy finish when a Dick Reid free kick just outside the box was put into the Carniny net by one of their defenders. The home side pressed for the equaliser and Jason Logan saw another shot saved by Shannon on 87 mins. Carniny were relying on the break in the closing stages and held on to get the win and progress to the semi final against Abbeyview next Saturday.