Milford United taken apart by Pike Rovers in FAI Junior Cup

MILFORD UNITED’S FAI Junior Cup run came to a grinding halt at Moyle View Park on Sunday when they were hammered by holders Pike Rovers in the last 16 of the competition.

MILFORD UNITED’S FAI Junior Cup run came to a grinding halt at Moyle View Park on Sunday when they were hammered by holders Pike Rovers in the last 16 of the competition.

Milford United 0

Pike Rovers 6

Peter Doherty and his team knew they would be up against it against the side from Limerick city but the gulf in class was wider that they might’ve initially thought. Pike sliced through the Donegal League Premier Division side’s outfit and showed exactly why they are the best team at this particular bracket in the country.

For Milford, it was a tough reality dose but when the dust settles on their campaign they can at least be content with their progression to the doorstep of the quarter-finals for only the second time in their history. And of course the epic penalty shoot-out win in round six against Athenry FC is still invested in the memory bank.

That particular afternoon last month, Milford played a more direct game than normal, constantly harrying their opponents from Galway during a contest of thin margins. The formula, having worked so well, was planned to be repeated against Pike Rovers but very early in the game it became apparent the visiting team were operating on a different level.

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