Irish Universities Football Union

Match Report

RUSTLERS Harding Cup - Quarter Finals

Kick Off: Friday 10th February 2017 at 14:00
Location: Santry Avenue
Referee: To be Confirmed

Teams: Maynooth University 1 vs University College Cork 2

UCC substitute David Dalton clinched at 2-1 for the Leesider's in an exciting quarter final tie against Maynooth University 'A' when the Irish Universities Harding Cup hosted by Trinity College Dublin got under way at their Santry Avenue Sports Grounds.

Billy Cronin had given UCC an early lead with a goal out of the blue on eight minutes.

But ten minutes later the sides were level with the excellent Jason Grouse cutting in from the left to shoot low past goalkeeper Cathal O'Hanlon.

The tie remained level going into the second half with neither side able to make a break through until Dalton a second half substitute struck the winner on the hour mark.

The speedy winger got free on the right and spread towards goal to place a drive out of the reach of Maynooth 'keeper Cian Flynn.

Dalton might have added two further goals later with the first effort coming off the post while Flynn did well to block the another with his legs.

Maynooth's best chance of an equaliser fell to Cian O'Sullivan but he failed to connect with a Grouse cross.

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