FAI Cup Second Round round-up: St Patrick's Athletic breeze past UCD

St Pat's overcame fellow Airtricity Premier League side UCD, Sligo Rovers and Longford Town also progressed. Elsewhere, Bluebell United held Athlone Town to earn a replay
St Patrick's Athletic 4-0 UCD
Two goals from Christy Fagan helped St Patrick's Athletic defeat fellow Airtricity Premier Division side UCD at Richmond Park.

The Saints took the lead on 31 minutes when Chris Forrester crossed for Fagan to slot the ball past Students goalkeeper Conor O'Donnell. Fagan scored his second just after half-time from long range, leaving O'Donnell no chance.

Pacey attacker Jake Kelly added to the tally on the hour mark, taking the ball from Thomas Boyle just outside the area. UCD's evening ended in further misery as Gareth Matthews put the ball into his own net 10 minutes from time.

Bluebell United 2 - 2 Athlone Town
Two goals from Ian Sweeney kept Athlone Town in the tie against Leinster Senior League side Bluebell United.

Bluebell opened the scoring early on through a Tony Griffins spot kick. Sweeney responded for the First Division team with two superb long distance strikes in the 31st and 66th minutes.

It took another long distance effort, this time from Robert Douglas, to force a replay. 

Waterford United 0 - 2 Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers comfortably made it into the next round with a 2-0 victory at the RSC against Waterford United.

The Airtricity Premier League side took the lead through an Aaron Greene corner in the 21st minute. Danny Ventre was on hand to turn and fire the ball into the net after a poor clearance attempt by Vinny Sullivan at the front post.

Anthony Elding grabbed the second in injury time of the first half. Slick Sligo interplay resulted in Greene providing his second assist of the game. 

Longford Town 4 - 0 Pike Rovers

David O’Sullivan was the star man as Longford Town romped to a 4-0 victory at home against Pike Rovers.

O’Sullivan was involved in all that was good about Longford  and broke the deadlock with a terrific header. His second came early in the second half. It was a real poacher's goal as he reacted first to a scrappy loose ball in the box. 

A second headed effort brought about the hattrick for O’Sullivan and took the game away from Rovers' reach. An injury time penalty from Mark Salmon, after Josh O’Hanlon was taken down, was the icing on the cake as the Town marched into the next round.