4 - 3

Kato Akimoto 1' -
Scored: 1'

Eoin McPhillips 15' -
Scored: 15'

Dean Casey 109' -
Scored: 109'

Oliver White 119' -
Scored: 119'

Scored: 19'
- Stephen Larkin 19'

Peno Scored: 34'
- Craig Walsh 34'

Scored: 103'
- Craig Walsh 103'

EA Sports Cup Report: Cabinteely 4 - 3 Crumlin United (AET)

Sun, Mar 08 2020

None Credit: Eoin Smith

Andrew Dempsey reports from Stradbrook Road

A goal in the 119th minute from new signing Oliver White saw Cabinteely reach the second round of the EA Sports Cup on Sunday afternoon.

Cabo raced into a two-nil lead, before they were soon pegged back by their Leinster Senior League opposition. Craig Walsh fired Crumlin ahead in extra-time before Dean Casey levelled.

However, the drama was yet to come as Cabo nicked an incredible win at the death, with new signing White heading home at the back post after a drilled shot from Casey into the ground found the American who made no mistake.

After seeing off Shamrock Rovers II on Friday evening thanks to a late Shane Barnes winner – Cabinteely opted to make several changes from their most recent league outing.

And it was a much-changed Cabo that started on Sunday afternoon, with five first-team debuts handed out to Corey Chambers, Eoin McPhillips, Kaito Akimoto, Cian Kelly and Oliver White.

Crumlin United on the other hand came into the game off the back of a one goal win over UCD in the Metropolitan Cup with new recruit Jamie Hollywood scoring the winner over the Students Leinster Senior League side.

Hollywood joins a whole host of former League of Ireland stars with Martin Loughran’s Crumlin – with the likes of Craig Walsh, Thomas Hyland and Jake Donnelly all formerly of National League sides.

With quality on both sides of the pitch, it was the sprinkling of early quality from Akimoto who gave the hosts an early lead after 51 seconds.

Kevin Knight found the Japanese forward with a low ball, before he fired across the goal and into the bottom corner of Mark O’Connor’s net.

United looked to hit back instantly minutes later, but McPhillips was on hand to head off the line as the Leinster Senior League side ought to hit back.

And it was the former Drogheda United midfielder who doubled Cabo’s lead on the quarter hour mark with a superb free kick.

His 25-yard effort curled into the top corner, leaving O’Connor with no chance as the First Division side raced clear.

However, keen to remain in the contest – Crumlin hit back through Stephen Larkin after a well worked set-piece routine.

Walsh’ ball into the box was headed back into danger by Hollywood – and Larkin was on hand to steer his effort home at the near post.

Cabo shot-stopper Corey Chambers was then forced into action with a smart save from Conor Murphy – but Crumlin were not to be denied a leveller before the break.

Ciaran Grogan was adjudged to have taken down Walsh with a trailing leg – and the former Bray Wanderers star made no mistake from 12 yards to level the contest.

And remarkably, United may have taken a lead into the break – but Hollywood’s skewed effort went wide of goal after another set-piece caused all sorts of problems in the hosts defence as both went in level at the break.

After a quiet first-half display – Dean Casey went close to sending Cabinteely back in the lead, but his off-balance effort went harmlessly wide of goal.

Crumlin however went closest minutes later – but Walsh could not convert with the goal at his mercy while one-on-one with Chambers.  

The impressive Walsh continued to impress as the game wore on – almost catching the Cabinteely keeper unawares with a lobbed 40-yard effort that just went over the bar.

He then went close minutes later with a poked effort – as Casey forced a vital clearance from Calvin Rogers ten minutes from time.

However, Walsh should have sealed the win for Crumlin – but he could only see his effort go wide of goal and Casey also went close for the hosts, with extra-time left to separate the sides.

After impressing during the ninety minutes, Walsh thought he secured Crumlin’s passage into the next round of the EA Sports Cup with a superb lob over Chambers to complete the United fightback in the grand manner.

But Cabo came back from the dead – and levelled through Casey, before forward Oliver White nipped in at the back post to secure a dramatic win for the First Division side.


Cabinteely: Corey Chambers ; Zak O'Neill , Kevin Knight , Cian Kelly (Andrew Byrne 88) , Sean Fitzpatrick (Lee Murray 62) ; Eoin McPhillips , Ciaran Grogan (Mark Soper 99) , Dean Casey , Dylan Thornton ; Kato Akimoto (Kieran 'Marty' Waters 88) , Oliver White .

Subs not used: Peter Quinlan, Ryusei Kojima, Aaron Byrne.

Booked: Dylan Thornton (76).

Sent off: None.

Crumlin United: Mark O'Connor ; Calvin Rogers , Jack Memery , Noel Cummins ; James Lee , Stephen Larkin (Jake Donnelly 91) , Thomas Hyland , Jamie Hollywood , Craig Walsh (Liam Brady 105) ; Conor Murphy , Callum Keane (Gareth Brady 80) .

Subs not used: Blair Mandiangu, Ian Kinsella.

Booked: Craig Walsh (62), Jamie Hollywood (94), To be Confirmed (105),

Sent off: None.

Referee: Robert Dowling.

Attendance: 150 (Estimate).

ExtraTime.ie Player of the Match: Craig Walsh (Crumlin United).

LSept. 24, 2021
Cabinteely 0 - 2 Shels
LOct. 1, 2021
Athlone 2 - 1 Cabinteely
LOct. 8, 2021
Cabinteely 1 - 2 Cobh
WOct. 15, 2021
Bray 1 - 2 Cabinteely
LOct. 29, 2021
Cabinteely 0 - 2 Treaty United
Corey Chambers 25
Zak O'Neill 8
Kevin Knight 3
Cian Kelly
88Subbed Off: Andrew Byrne 88'
Sean Fitzpatrick 14
62Subbed Off: Lee Murray 62'
Eoin McPhillips 20
Scored: 15'
Ciaran Grogan 17
99Subbed Off: Mark Soper 99'
Dean Casey 22
Scored: 109'
Dylan Thornton 21
Booked: 76'
Kato Akimoto 23
Scored: 1'
88Subbed Off: Marty Waters 88'
Oliver White
Scored: 119'

Mark Soper 28
99Subbed On: Ciaran Grogan 99'
Peter Quinlan 1
Lee Murray 19
62Subbed On: Sean Fitzpatrick 62'
Ryusei Kojima 29
Aaron Byrne 26
Andrew Byrne 27
88Subbed On: Cian Kelly 88'
Marty Waters 10
88Subbed On: Kato Akimoto 88'
Crumlin Utd
LFeb. 16, 2020
Crumlin Utd 1 - 3 Maynooth University
LMarch 8, 2020
Cabinteely 4 - 3 Crumlin Utd
DJuly 10, 2021
Ringmahon Rangers 1 - 1 Crumlin Utd
LJuly 25, 2021
Crumlin Utd 1 - 2 St Mochta's
WSept. 12, 2021
Crumlin Utd 6 - 1 Skerries Town
Mark O'Connor
Calvin Rogers
Jack Memery
Noel Cummins
James Lee
Stephen Larkin
Scored: 19'
91Subbed Off: Jake Donnelly 91'
Thomas Hyland
Jamie Hollywood
Booked: 94'
Craig Walsh
Peno Scored: 34'
Booked: 62'
Scored: 103'
105Subbed Off: Liam Brady 105'
Conor Murphy
Callum Keane
Forward 80'
80Subbed Off: Gareth Brady 80'

Blair Mandiangu
Ian Kinsella
Jake Donnelly
Midfield 91'
91Subbed On: Stephen Larkin 91'
Liam Brady
Midfield 105'
105Subbed On: Craig Walsh 105'
Gareth Brady
Midfield 80'
80Subbed On: Callum Keane 80'


Competition: 2020 League Cup First Round

Date: 3:30 p.m. March 8, 2020


Referee: Robert Dowling

Attendance: Unknown