The level of excitement increased as play progressed between St Mary’s and Dungannon Rovers.
However, the Saints’ Junior Cup hopes ultimately faded as Rovers won the penalty shoot-out by 5-4.
A spot-kick save proved decisive to see off St Mary’s.
“We had injuries to some key players but still entered the match with a strong squad,” said St Mary’s Gerry Fay. “They were the better side over the first half and it is always more difficult having to try and raise your game following a sluggish start.”
Ruairi Feeney and Ryan Lawless both had sights of goal without success before a boost arrived with Rovers’ red card.
Feeney then broke the deadlock only for the visitors to force extra-time and win the penalty shoot-out.