Tramore AFC have been crowned FAI Youths Cup Champions following a thrilling extra-time victory over St. Kevin’s Boys from Dublin in an unforgetable decider at a glorious Ozier Park this afternoon.
The Seagulls made a blistering start and raced into a 2-nil lead, they took the lead as Darragh Wall crossed for Daniel Olasumbo to head home from close range after eight minutes.
It was 2-nil on 23 minutes when Olasumbo’s shot was parried by keeper Godfrey and Darragh Wall hammerd home the rebound.
The Dublin side began to get on top after this and they were level at the break thanks to two quick fire goals courtesy of Lee Kelly and a stunning strike from John Barry.
The pendulum swung in favour of the Dublin side as Lee Kelly scored his second of the game for St Kevin’s as Tramore keeper Dan Morrissey failed to deal with his cross.
It looked as if the Dublin side were on course for victory but with three minutes of normal time remaining, Lee Kavanagh rifled a shot into the left corner of the net in off the post to make it 3-all and force extra – time as the sides finished level at the end of a pulsating 90 minutes.
The Seagulls hit the front on 99 minutes as Josh Douglas headed to the net after Darragh Wall knocked Lee Kavanagh’s corner kick across goal.
There proved to be no more goals as Tramore AFC held on for a famous win.
WHAT A DAY FOR THE SEAGULLS!
Final Score, AET; Tramore AFC 4 – 3 St. Kevin’s Boys (Dublin)
Tramore manager Jason Bowman was lost for words when he spoke to Matt Keane afterwards.
Jason praised Josh Douglas who proved to be the match winner.
Following on from winning the U-17 title last year, Jason says this is another famous win which will always be remembered.