Raheen continued their winning cup run as two late goals saw them get the better of Clonown Rovers in the 3rd round of the CCFL Cup.
It looked like the game was headed for extra time until Mikey Dalton popped up to score in the 88th minute before Robbie Moffit clinched a 2-0 win deep in injury time.
This sets up an exciting quarter final clash with holders St Peter’s who sit several divisions above Raheen. The Laois men beat Clara Town, who are two divisions above them, last weekend in the Paddy Cotter Cup and will be hoping for a similar outcome.
There was more good news for Raheen as they moved a step closer to winning the Division 2 title when Portarlington Town were held to a 1-1 draw against Birr Town.
The Offaly border club went ahead when a Scott Osborne cross was deflected in off a Birr defender but the visitors levelled late on to snatch a point. Portarlington now join Raheen at the top of the table with the sides level on points, however, Raheen have three games still to play whilst Portarlington are finished.
Elsewhere, Rosenallis ran out 3-1 winners against Portlaoise in the Premier Division.
As both Gentex and St Peter’s B have pulled out of the league, the threat of relegation no longer hangs over these sides and a brace of goals from Paul Dunne plus another via Donal Lawlor proved the difference.
But Stradbally Town took a step closer to relegation from Division 1 after they went down 2-0 away to Portlaoise Shamrocks.
Goals from former Laois footballer Kevin Fitzpatrick and another from Robbie Hibbitts were enough for the home side who also boast former Laois greats Colm Parkinson and Bruno McCormack in their ranks.