Wexford knock Sligo Rovers out of FAI Cup

Sligo Rovers were knocked out the Extra.ie FAI Cup on Sunday night after losing 2-1 at home to first division Wexford after extra-time.

Aidan Keena gave Rovers a second-half lead from the penalty spot but former Rovers striker Dinny Corcoran equalised for the visitors a short time later.

Both teams had chances in extra-time before a rare error from Rovers Keeper McNicholas saw him spill the ball into the his net.

The same player made an excellent save minutes later to deny Wexford a third goal – and in a frantic finish, Rovers may have felt they had claims for a second penalty – but John Russell’s side were unable to find a second goal and so make their cup exit.



Elsewhere on Sunday, Donegal’s Bonagee United enjoyed an impressive 6-0 win over Pike Rovers from Clare.

Holders St Patrick’s Athletic were knocked out – as they went down 3-2 at home to Waterford.

The draw for round two takes place on Monday.

Sunday’s FAI Cup 1st round results
Sligo Rovers 1 Wexford 2 AET
Bonagee Utd (Donegal) 6 Pike Rovers (Clare) 0
St Patrick’s Athletic 2 Waterford 3
Cobh Ramblers 0 Cork City 1
Salthill Devon 2 Malahide Utd 2 AET (Malahide won 5-4 on pens)
Bluebell Utd 0 Galway Utd 7.