Grosvenor beat St Columb's in School's Cup football final

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Grosvenor beat St Columb's after extra-time in schools' football final

Grosvenor retained the Schools' Cup by beating St Columb's 3-1 after extra-time in the final at Seaview.

Conor Kernohan put the holders ahead with a close-range header from Stuart Nelson's cross in the second half.

But Matty Doherty quickly levelled for the Derry side with a penalty after Grosvenor keeper Tim Larmour had brought down Joe McCartie.

In extra-time Josh Kelly rounded keeper Gareth Muldoon to make it 2-1 and skipper Nelson's low shot sealed it.

Grosvenor's Kurtis Elliott attempts to close in on Dylan Mooney of St Columb's

Nelson, who also played in Grosvenor's 2016 triumph, praised the effort of losing finalists St Columb's.

"They are a quality side and, as you could see today, they stroke the ball about nicely," said the winning captain.

"I thought our fitness maybe told in the end, although we got lucky with two breakaway goals.

"We had to dig deep, but the boys have been brilliant all year."

Matty Doherty's penalty for St Columb's levelled the final but they went on to lose 3-1
Matty Doherty's penalty for St Columb's levelled the final but they went on to lose 3-1
Grosvenor celebrate their win in the NI Schools' Cup final at Seaview in Belfast
Grosvenor celebrate their win in the NI Schools' Cup final at Seaview in Belfast

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