Goals flow in Schools’ clashes
There were goals galore in the third round of the Carnegie Schools Cup with the six matches played last week producing 39 goals.
Highest scorers were Holy Cross who trounced neighbours Strabane Grammar 8-1.
There were also nine goals in the meeting of North West Regional College and Lismore with North West victorious by the odd goal.
Two goals from Kris McAdam and another from Joel Richardson gave Portadown College a comfortable 3-1 lead against Aquinas but the Belfast School fought back with two late goals to take the tie into extra time.
It looked as if a replay would be necessary but with two minutes of extra time remaining Mark Dane notched the winner to take Portadown into the quarter finals.
Rathmore and Edmund Rice College hit five without reply against Carrick Grammar and Regent House respectively while goals from Kevin McKiernan, Gerard Rooney and Deaghlan McMahon enabled the 2006 champions De La Salle to overcome Grosvenor 3-1.
Two ties remain to be settled this week. Carnegie Cup holders St. Mary’s Christian Brothers face a difficult tie away to St. Columb’s College who have lifted the trophy four times in the past decade, while Portora will entertain St. Patrick’s Academy from Dungannon.
CARNEGIE SCHOOLS’ CUP THIRD ROUND RESULTS: Rathmore 5 Carrick Grammar 0, NWRC (North West Inst) 5 Lismore 4, Edmund Rice College 5, Regent House 9, Portadown College 4 Aquinas 3, Holy Cross (Strabane) 8 Strabane Grammar 1, De La Salle (Belfast) 3 Grosvenor 1.