Alan O'Sullivan scored the winner three minutes from the end of extra time to deny Letterkenny Rovers a cup upset at Leckview Park on Tuesday night
Letterkenny Rovers 0
Athlone Town 1
(after extra time)
The Ulster Senior League side produced another really impressive performance and more than matched their senior opponents over the 120 minutes of action.
In front of a big crowd, these two teams served up an exciting cup encounter with bags of chances at both ends.
Steve Okakpu Emeka almost won it for Letterkenny when his header came back off the crossbar on 88 minutes.
But with penalties looming, O'Sullivan struck for the winner on 117 minutes to put Athlone into the next round.