Steven McCullough (31)
Thomas Murray (90 2)


Thomas Murray scored in stoppage time for Carrick Rangers (Picture: Declan Roughan/


A goal in each half helped Carrick Rangers reach the quarter-finals as the expense of Championship hosts Armagh City.

After a quiet opening to the game, Steven McCullough fired the visitors in front when his 31st minute free-kick curled into the top corner.

Indeed, the only other effort of note during the first came courtesy of Gary Lavery but his long range effort flew over.

Jordan Bell had an opportunity to level for City on 53 minutes only for his effort to straight at 'keeper Brian Neeson.

Carrick made sure of their victory two minutes into stoppage time when Thomas Murray delivered a long range shot beyond the reach of John Connolly.

Armagh City: Connolly, Montgomery, Noonan, Toal, Lennon, Bell, Mallon, Kelly, McSorley, Quigley, Carville subs Graham (not used), Ferreita (replaced Quigley 79), Rice (not used), Murtagh (not used), McCarten (not used)

Carrick Rangers: Neeson, Chapman, G. McKeown, Taggart, McCullough, M. Murray, Wilson, Rice, Lavery, T.J. Murray, Salley subs McNicholl (replaced Lavery 84), English (not used), O. McKeown (replaced Rice 86), Morrow (replaced Wilson 70), Waide (not used)

Referee: Tim Marshall

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