Kerry Browne’s hat-trick saw Greencastle FC into the Ulster Cup semi-final as they came from two down to overcome Bonagee United after extra time.
Greencastle FC 5 Bonagee United 2 (after extra time)
Megan Havlin netted an equaliser in the last minute of normal time and Bonagee capitulated in extra time as Greencastle, for the second time in four days, recorded a 5-2 win over the Dry Arch side.
Bonagee looked to have been on their way to victory as they led 2-0 after 35 minutes.
Natalie McFadden fired the visitors in front as she forced between keeper and post for the lead goal.
Anna Doherty doubled the advantage with a stunning second, curling brilliantly to the top corner past Megan Havlin.
It looked like curtains but, within a minute, Browne broke through the Bonagee rearguard to latch onto a long ball and prodded home.
Browne, Shona Kelly, Niamh McDonald – who hit four in Thursday’s win for Greencastle – all had chances as Greencastle went in search of an equaliser.
Shannon McBride and Chantelle Grant shot wide for Bonagee as they looked to make safe their advantage.
Greencastle boss Paddy Keys took Havlin out of goals and the change paid dividends. With a minute to go, Havlin skipped away and slotted past Clare Friel, the Bonagee goalkeeper, to force extra time.
McDonald fired Greencastle in front and when Browne made it 4-2 Bonagee were shellshocked.
Niamh McGlinchey headed wide by inches after connecting to Deborah Kerrigan’s cross and in the closing stages Browne tucked home from a penalty.
Greencastle: Megan Havlin, Eimear McLaughlin, Shannon McDonald, Danielle McLaughlin, Chloe McLaughlin, Niamh McDonald, Connie Price, Shona Kelly, Kerry Browne, Ellen Hegarty, Eilish Havlin. Subs used: Georgie Rawdon, Danielle Barr.
Bonagee United: Clare Friel, Siobhan Sweeney, Leona Russell, Amy Thompson, Grainne Gallagher, Chantelle Grant, Niamh McCarthy, Alice Diver, Anna Doherty, Natalie McFadden, Shannon McBride. Subs used: Julie McCloy, Niamh McGlinchey, Deborah Kerrigan.
Referee: Danny McLaughlin.