DAVID SMITH - Friday, September 26, 2014
Sebastien Ibeagha's first goal for Fredericia wasn't enough to keep the team's Danish Cup run alive while both Anton Peterlin and Eddie Puskarich both saw their teams advance to the third round.
Aarhus Fremad 2 - 1 FC Fredericia
Sebastian Ibeagha pushed his way onto the scoresheet for Fredericia, however a late penalty by their hosts Aarhus Fremad gave the third-tier side the shock victory in their second-round Danish Cup game.
Fredericia had issues finishing their chances, and were ultimately done in by a pair of unfortunate lapses which gave their opportunistic hosts all the chance they needed to pounce.
After 19 minutes, a lapse in the back field allowed Aarhus forward Mathias Schjødt to slip free into a one-on-one situation against Fredericia keeper Jacob Køhler, and he put his shot away for the 1-0 lead.
Fredericia did produce a number of chances prior to the break and upped the tempo to effectively bombard their opponents' goal with wave after wave of attack after the intermission.
Their onslaught did finally pay off in the 81st minute, with Ibeagha heading in the equalizer after the team forced a corner through one of their relentless attacks.
The American's glow was short-lived, however, as six minutes later he was judged to have brought down an opposing attacker in the area, giving Rasmus Brejner the chance to score the winner for the hosts from the spot.
With their cup run having now come to an early end, Fredericia will try to continue building momentum in their First Division campaign, with a home game against last-place Brønshøj awaiting on Sunday.
Anton Peterlin and Hellerup IK pushed on into the third round of the cup with a 5-1 road win over lower-division team Gilleleje.
Eddie Puskarich and Odder IGF advanced to the next round by way of a 2-1 win over IF Lyseng.