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Thursday 19 October 2017

Favourites advance

FOUR PREMIER Division sides are left in the Wexford Cup after all four quarter-finals went to form, with only one match going all the way to penalties.

Benfica made the long journey to Carnew and won 6-1 as the Division 2B home side put up a very brave battle before succumbing to their more experienced opponents. Fiona Byrne scored for Carnew but two goals each from Lisa Dower and Rachel Hutchinson added to one each from Beserta Arjeti and Keely Claydon put the holders safely through.

Ferns United also progressed as they overcame stubborn resistance from Division 1 side Killenagh, with Caroline Murphy and Liz Evered scoring two each in a 40 win.

Kilmore United also progressed 4-0 as they overcame Division 1 side St. Joseph's. Goals from Katrina Parrock, Sadie Murphy, Sonja Murphy and Lisa Goff saw the Premier side through to the last four.

The closest encounter of the day saw Curracloe eventually overcome fellow Premier side Glen Celtic on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Orla Devaney scored for Glen while Laura Corrigan replied for Curracloe, with both sides creating enough chances to win the game.

No further goals saw the game go to penalties where Curracloe held their nerve to progress to the semi-finals.

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