Longford Town suffered penalty heartbreak at the hands of Premier Division Bohemians writes Andrew Dempsey.
Lee Steacy’s spot kick was saved by James Talbot at the death, as Town brought their Premier Division opposition to the brink.
Steacy was credited with keeping the game scoreless for much of the opening period and second half with some brilliant saves, saving well from Andre Wright, Keith Ward, Danny Grant and Keith Buckley.
Town had a great chance to win the game with just under ten to play, but Sam Verdon could only see his spot-kick crash off the post.
Andre Wright gave the hosts the lead early into extra-time, before Town sub Jack Doherty levelled just minutes later.
However, penalties ensued, and it was Bohs who won out against a crestfallen but proud Longford Town.
Bohemians: Talbot, Cornwall (Barker 91), Finnerty, Leahy, Lyons, Buckley (Ward, 76), Levingston, Mandroiu, Wade-Slater, Grant (Tierney 79), Wright
Longford Town: Steacy, Breslin, Elworthy, Kenna, McDonnell, Byrne, Dervin, Grimes (Hopkins 72), Verdon, Zambra (Chambers 103), Dobbs (Doherty 87)