Patrick McBrearty played the full hour and bagged a late goal as Kilcar overcame Milford in Towney this afternoon in Division 1.
Kilcar 1-18 Milford 0-12
McBrearty was restricted to a substitute’s role last Sunday in Donegal’s Ulster SFC quarter-final win over Antrim, but he was in from the off for his club today and scored 1-5 as they defeated the Moyle View side to stay atop Division 1.
McBrearty and Ashley Carr pointed the way for Barry Doherty’s Kilcar in the first half and they led 0-9 to 0-6 at the break.
The hosts racked up a ten-point lead with America-bound Stephen McBrearty – who recently withdrew from the Donegal senior panel ahead of his upcoming jaunt to the States for the summer – among the scorers.
Milford had a couple of goal chances hooked off the line while Caolan McGettigan, the Milford goalkeeper, saved well from Eoin McHugh as Kilcar sought to close the curtains and he also thwarted Carr in the closing moments.
Late in the day, with two minutes left, Eoin McHugh teed up McBrearty and he fired home.
Kilcar: Eamonn McGinley; Stephen Shovlin, Conor McShane, Daniel Lyons; Andrew McClean, Ryan McHugh (0-1), Matthew McClean (0-2); Mark McHugh, Ciaran McGinley (0-1); Mark Sweeney, Stephen McBrearty (0-2), Eoin McHugh (0-3); Ashley Carr (0-3), Patrick McBrearty (1-5), Conor Doherty. Subs: Aodhan McGinley for Conor Doherty, Barry Shovlin for Sweeney, Brian O’Donnell for Lyons, Cormac Cannon (0-1) for A.McClean, Gary Molloy for C.McGinley.
Milford: Caolan McGettigan; Kieran Sheridan, Barry McNulty, Brandon Wilkie; David Curley, Patrick Peoples, TJ Evesson (0-2); Joey Cullen, Luke Barrett (0-2); Gary Merritt (0-1), Pauric Curley, Tony McNamee; Kyle Black, Darragh Black (0-1), Cathal McGettigan (0-6).