MILFORD UNITED DEMONSTRATED their own title credentials in this top of the table cash by producing an impressive performance at The Moss.
Drumoghill FC 1-3 Milford United
Gary Merritt was their two goal hero on the day putting his side one up early in the contest before scoring again in the dying minutes to clinch the points after Paddy Collins had pulled one back for the home side.
Photo caption: The Milford United team that won this afternoon at the Moss against Drumoghill FC in the Donegal League Premier Division
This was a game that was played at an electric pace throughout, both teams enjoying periods of dominance, but the visitors’ ruthless streak inside the box that ultimately led to them grabbing the points.
They started brightly and were a goal up inside three minutes. Gary Merritt gained possession from a short corner, cut on to his right foot and found the top corner from the edge of the box.
Milford dominated the opening period and should really have doubled their lead on 15 minutes when Merritt again that raced through onto Damian Casey’s through ball, but his lob over the advancing Toner was cleared to safety after Christopher O’Donnell somehow beat the ball to the goal line.
As half time approached Drumoghill started to gain the upper hand and enjoyed the lion’s share of possession during the periods before and after half time. It was during this period that Richie Moore twice hit woodwork and it started to look like it wouldn’t be Drumoghill’s day.
The Drumoghill FC side that played against Milford United at the Moss in the Donegal League Premier Division this afternoon at the Moss
As Drumoghill dominated they became vulnerable to the counter attack and it was from such a venture forwards that Milford doubled their lead. Paul Nash sent PJ Hagan clear on the right wing and the full back’s superb cross was guided home at the back post by Joey Cullen on 68 minutes.
Drumoghill though responded immediately. Chris Malseed and Philip Whyte combined in midfield and it was Malseed’s pass the beat the offside trap to send Liam O’Donnell clear and his cross was hammered beyond Mc Gettigan at the near post by Paddy Collins to set up a frantic finish.
Drumoghill threw everything they could at Milford during the final 20 minutes but Johnny Logue was equal to anything that Drumoghill could throw at them before Merritt raced away to make it 3-1 on 89 minutes and clinch victory for the visitors.
Drumoghill FC: Michael Toner; Keith Malseed (Ciaran Gibbons 82), Raymond Quinn, Benny Bonner, Christopher O’Donnell; Patrick Collins, Chris Malseed, Philip Whyte, Gerard McGranaghan; Liam O’Donnell, Richard Tinney.
Milford United: Caolan McGettigan; PJ Hagan, Mark Flood, Johnny Logue, Danny McBride; Adam Serrinha (Kyle Black 70), Damien Casey, Paul Nash, Cathal McGettigan; Joey Cullen, Gary Merritt.
Referee: Ed Moore.Tags: