SWIFTS THROUGH AFTER EXTRA-TIME
Dungannon Swifts booked their place in the semi-finals of the BetMcLean Cup with an extra-time defeat of Newry City at Stangmore Park.
Although scoreless at the break, Dungannon will feel they could have gone in at half-time very much on top after Cahal McGinty saw a free-kick from the edge of the area touched onto the post by keeper Steven Maguire while both Matthew Lusty and Ben Gallagher came close with chances later in the half.
Both sides had their opportunities after the interval, but the deadlock was eventually broken on 72 minutes when Gallagher found the net for the Swifts after Lusty had cut the ball back into his path.
It was a short lived advantage, however, after Adam Carroll levelled for Newry just three minutes later when he rose highest to nod home Thomas Lockhart's corner.
Newry then moved in front on 86 minutes after another Lockhart delivery found Paul McGovern who took the ball past a defender before firing past keeper Declan Dunne.
But it was the Swifts' turn to reply with almost immediate effect a couple of minutes after that thanks to Tomas Galvin's flick beyond Maguire after being picked out by Lusty.
And there was almost a winner in normal time but Ethan McGee's volley was headed off the line by Stephen Moan.
In extra-time Galvin struck again for the Swifts on 106 minutes with a close range finish from Joe Moore's cross into the area before, with a minute remaining, Kealan Dillon made sure for Rodney McAree's side after Moore again providing the telling ball from the right.
Dungannon Swifts: Dunne, McGee, J. Scott, Marron, S. Scott, Glenny, Gallagher, McGinty, Lusty, Hutchinson, Alves subs Mitchell, Curry, Dillon, Moore, Whiteside, Hegarty, Galvin
Newry City: Maguire, King, Carroll, McKeown, O'Connor, Lockhart, J. McGovern, Bagnall, Moan, Forde, Poynton subs Owens, Salley, Martin, B. Healy, Newell, Mooney, P. McGovern