DUE to the Donegal League’s Oscar Traynor game in Limerick yesterday, there was a truncated programme of action in the Donegal League over the weekend – here’s a roundup.
Glencar Inn Saturday Division One
Fintown Harps AFC 0 Donegal Town Reserves 8
Temple Domestic Appliances Division One
Gweedore Celtic 3 Convoy Arsenal 3
Convoy Arsenal seemed to be heading for three valuable away points with five minutes to go but Celtic’s young guns struck late to deny them.
At one stage of the game the away team seemed as if a draw would be a good result for them as they found themselves two goals in arrears with ten minutes remaining of the first half.
Gweedore struck twice in the space of three minutes when Colin Ferry finished off a fine cross from Jamie Doherty in the 33rd minute and Fiachra Coyle doubled the advantage when his wind assisted effort completely deceived Gallagher in the Convoy goals two minutes later.
One minute later Convoy grabbed a lifeline when they were awarded a penalty which was well converted by JP Malley.
On the stroke of half time the sides were level when Joe Mc Gill headed home a free-kick which was poorly dealt with by the Celtic defence.
The second half was an entertaining affair as Convoy went in search of the winner. Gweedore were dangerous on the break and Convoy can thank their keeper for coming to their rescue on several occasions.
When JP Malley hit his second of the game with 20 minutes remaining it seemed as if the leaders were heading for the three points.
Gweedore’s young team had other ideas. Cian McBride, Jamie Doherty and Eoin De Burca pushed the home team on in search of an equaliser.
It duly arrived with five minutes to go when De Burca finished well from the edge of the box from Fiachra Coyle’s cross.
Gweedore were not finished and a last-ditch tackle denied De Burca a second goal in the last minute of injury time.
Cian McBride and Jamie Doherty were outstanding for Gweedore. McElwaine, McGill and Malleu were best for Convoy.
Referee: Séimi Ferry.
Lifford Celtic 2 Drumoghill F.C. 1
(No Report Submitted)
Letterbarrow Celtic 0 Glenea United 6
This was a one-sided affair as Glenea kept their title hopes alive.
Ciaran McGeady got the away side off the mark early with a well worked goal. He soon added a second giving the away side a two-goal margin at the break.
Letterbarrow started the second half strong but a third goal from Luke McCarry sank any hope of a comeback.
The home side struggled to keep any momentum and a hat-trick from John McFadden left the Letterbarrow lads wanting the final whistle to come early.
Best for Glenea was John McFadden with Karl O’Brien best for the home side.
Donegal Physiotherapy & Performance Centre Division Two
Deele Harps 0 Gweedore United 3
(No Report Submitted)
Whitestrand United 1 Lagan Harps 1
Whitestrand took on Lagan in the last match of the season at McGarvey Park.
Whitestrand took an early lead when Paul Ferry scored. Paul was tying his boot and ball broke and he ran through and scored.
The game was affected by the wind and Whitestrand struggled to use the breeze to their advantage. Whitestrand went in one up at half-time but Lagan were still well in the game.
Lagan started the second- half well and got an equaliser early on through James Tourish. The remainder of the game was largely played in the Whitestrand half.
Swilly Rovers 7 Dunkineely Celtic 0Tags: