FAI Cup Quarter-Finals: Semi-Final line up decided on Friday exposure

Maynooth University Town stunned Cobh Ramblers in the last 16 of the  Extra.ie FAI Cup last time out with a  thrilling win and to set up.

The Leinster Senior League side were undaunted by their First Division opposition, taking the lead twice to seal a hard fought 3-2 win, setting up the faiytale tie of the round against Premier Division giants Bohemians.

Maynooth took the lead after just 17 minutes and it was level at the break but a spree of late goals and a red card saw the match spring into life late on.

The Kildare side took the lead when Cobh defender John Kavanagh turned a cross from Sven Biansumba into his own net.

It looked 1-0 at half time as The non league side looked on course for an FAI Cup upset but Ramblers hit back before half time.

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Conor Drinan headed home a cross from the right smartly to send the sides in level at the break.

Both sides continued to create chances but it was Maynooth who went back in front with a less than 20 minutes to go. 

But the drama was far from over, Jason Abbott equalised three minutes later, but Jackson Ryan scored the winner for a sensational 3-2 win to progress to the quarter-final final.

A poor evening for Rams defender Kavanagh turned to a nightmare when he was sent off, leaving Cobh on the cusp of a cup exit. 

Holders Dundalk have a lot of work on their hands as they face off with the in-form Finn Harps.

UCD have been in the goals recently but they will up facing a stern test on Friday with the visit of Waterford.

Finally, St Patrick’s Athletic have a great shot of progressing to the next round as they square up against First Division side Wexford.

The penultimate stage of the Extra.ie FAI Cup takes place on the week ending October 24.

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