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Bob Radcliffe Cup Final – Armagh City 1 Dollingstown 1 (aet, Armagh won 5-4 on penalties)

Armagh City beat Dollingstown on penalties to win the Bob Radcliffe Cup final on Boxing Day. The Championship Two side were forced to battle hard against their Intermediate A opponents before eventually prevailing in what was a scrappy encounter played at Loughgall FC. Dollingstown made the better start to the game and Dale Malone capitalised on a mistake by Armagh’s Ryan McGerrigan to give his side the lead. Armagh were ineffective in the opening period but improved considerably after the break and regularly pinned Dollingstown back without managing to find a cutting edge. The equaliser eventually came 10 minutes from the end of full time courtesy of centre-half Darragh Noonan who powered home a corner. The sides could not be separated after extra-time but it was Armagh came through to win via the penalty-spot with the winning penalty coming from Armagh’s Ultan Lennon.

Report by Paul Kelly reports

Congratulations to Armagh City, and a well done to the Dollingstown Squad who did the club and the town proud in their first ever appearance in the competition.

Also a big well done to our captain fantastic; Aaron Moffett (pictured) who put in a marvellous performance to be the deserved winner of the Man of the Match Award.

Aaron Moffett MOTM

Dollingstown into two Festive Finals

DFC will be playing in two cup finals over the festive period, playing Armagh City in the  in the Bob Radcliffe Cup Final in Loughgall at 11am on Boxing Day, followed by the Premier Cup final vs Carnlough Rovers on Friday 3rd January at Holm Park, Armagh with a 7.30pm KO.

In the Bob Radcliffe: DFC beat Warrenpoint reserves 1 – 0 at Newry Showgrounds in the first semi final with Andy Hamilton scoring with almost the last kick of the game to reach the final. While Armagh City defeated Loughgall from championship 1 2-1 in the second semi-final.

Its the first time DFC have entered this prestigious cup and is a great achievement for the club as a Junior Intermediate Team and will be competing for the trophy against a top 3 team in Championship 2.

Premier Cup: DFC had a tough Semi final against Banbridge Rangers where the game went to extra time and DFC snatched a winner through Simon Davidson who unfortunately broke  his ankle in the process of scoring but his bravery put DFC into the Premier Cup final meaning a busy but exciting festive period.

Come and show your support for the boys and lets hope its a Christmas to remember.