Drawing Booth Road away in the cup has become a frequent but unhappy ritual for Seaford in recent seasons, and their luckless run against the Clondalkin outfit continued with another penalty shoot-out defeat in Greenogue on Wednesday night.
Outplayed at times during the first half, the Penguins dominated the second, fighting back from a goal down to lead courtesy of a Chirs Monk brace. But a controversial stoppage-time penalty gave the hosts a lifeline, and they eventually prevailed 5-3 on penalties. Read the full match report here..
The only weekend fixture is the Premiers' home tie against Transport, as Dunner's men look to avenge last weekend's defeat.
With an idle weekend for the Premiers, Seaford's only fixture on Saturday is in the second round of the LFA Junior Cup, when the travel to Kildare to face Newbridge FC on Saturday night (kick off 7.00pm, Kilcullen Community Centre).
Both sides squeezed through through their first round ties by narrow margins, the hosts eliminating Dunshaughlin Youths from UCFL DIvision 2 following a penalty shoot-out whilst Seaford needed a spot-kick of their own, albeit one taken in the 92nd minute, to secure a 4-3 win over St Francis in a thriller in Inchicore.
It is a third cup tie in a row for the Penguins, and all on the road, following a hugely impressive performance to knock top-flight outfit St Patrick's CY out of the Lanigan Cup last time out.