The Irish Rovers first team continued its defense of the New York State Cup with an impressive 2-0 victory against Cosmo-Dynamo on Sunday.
This game was one-sided with the Rovers constantly on the attack. Although it took until the 70th minute for Rusty McGowan to launch a long throw-in to Tony O’Donnell, who neatly flicked on the ball for Paul McGlynn to score.
After that the game was in no doubt and great work from Kevin Daly and Dave Potts led to John O’Hagan scoring his first of the year with a scoring 25-yard drive.
In the "Irish Derby" at Islip, the Rovers-Reserves were beaten on a scoreline of 2-1.
As expected this was a fierce Cup battle that saw seven bookings as tackles got out of hand.
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Islip showed great discipline to hold on to its early 2-0 lead as the Rovers reigned down on them in the last 20 minutes. A Mike Daly penalty made it 2-1 but alas it was too late. Congratulations to Islip in this one and I’m sure the Rovers will be itching for revenge in the upcoming league fixture.
The last game of the day saw the "Old Timers" clinch an impressive 3-1 victory away to Hota. Goals by Dave Quigley, Gerry Coyle and a self-described 30-yarder by Mark Hopper wrapped this one up. Excellent performances by Liam Flannagan, Marshal McAdoo and player/coach Joe McGreevey lifted the Rovers after their defeat of last week.