Douglas is spot on to steer Kilmore through

Kilmore Rec claimed a place in the last 16 of the Irish Cup in dramatic fashion.

The cup’s final remaining Amateur League beat Championship One club Tobermore United at Fortwilliam Park thanks a penalty from Stephen Douglas with just two minutes to go on Tuesday.

Talented forward Philip Trainor won the penalty in the 88th minute after he was brought down by former Coleraine defender John Neill. Stephen Douglas stepped up to the mark and dispatched a well hit penalty past Tobermore goalkeeper Paul Wells.

Cup hero Douglas both earned and won this Fifth Round Replay. He also scored a late penalty in the original tie last week, to give Kilmore a hard earned 2-2 draw. Jim Scott’s Tobermore United will not be ruing throwing away a 2-0 lead in the first match.

This 1-0 win gives the competition’s final non-league side a trip to Championship One side Institute in the Sixth Round. Institute currently sit third in the second tier and 35 pyramid places above Gary Kennedy’s Kilmore Rec.

Kilmore Rec will travel to Drumahoe to face Institute in the Sixth Round on 9 Feburary.