Saint's keeper Aaron O'Keeffe denied Cambridge Boys their best chance as he pulled off an amazing double save. In a one on one situation he brilliantly stopped the Cambridge centre forward's chip only to see the ball rebound back to him but again O'Keeffe magnificently saved the second shot.
Mark Stanford and Daniel Peppard both had chances in the second half and Leo Sullivan's stinging shot following a one two with Moore flew inches wide.
It looked like it just wasn't to be.
Peppard should have done better when the Cambridge keeper dropped the ball to his feet following a corner but he shot straight at him.
The clock ticked away and penalties loomed. With what proved to be the last attack of the game Peppard and Stanford linked well out on the right for Standford to drive a low cross across the box. Luke Byrne was racing in at the back post and the unfortunate Cambridge defender could only succeed in putting the ball through his own net with Byrne waiting to pounce.
The Saints advance and manager Christy O'Sullivan said, “It was a great win especially after our performance last weekend. The lads picked themselves up from that and put in a much-improved game. I'm pleased about that and they showed plenty of character in extra time and get the win.”
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