HERE’S HOW all the action unfolded yesterday in the Inishowen Engineering Division Two games:
Moville Reserves 2 Illies Reserves 1
THIS was a close hard fought encounter between two even teams and the visitors will feel a little hard done by to leave empty handed.
Illies started well and Caolan Whoriskey fired a free kick narrowly over before at the other end Kevin McDermott found himself in the clear but was denied by Graham Doherty.
Midway through the half the visitors Joe McDaid unleashed an effort but Ryan Coyle held it well.
The visitors took the lead on 38 minutes when a long clearance released Adrian Donaghey Doherty and he calmly fired low past Coyle.
After an even opening to the second period the home side got back on terms on the hour mark when after good work by Michael Gillespie he squared for Nathan Harkin to tap home.
Illies replied with Whoriskey firing just wide from twenty yards while Kyle Harkin went similarily close with a twenty yards effort at the other end. Moville struck for the winner on 88 minutes when a Graeme Doherty cross was headed home from close range by McDermott.[adrotate group=”80″]
Greencastle Reserves 1 Cockhill Reserves 1
IN great conditions at Chapel Lane the home side had an early chance when Callum McLaughlin advanced from the left and fired just wide from the edge of the area.
On five minutes a Tom Heuston free was parried by Gary Robinson who recovered to grab Daniel Rowan’s follow up. Greencastle then took the lead on the half hour when Pauric Gillen curled a superb twenty yards free to the top corner after he had been fouled.
Cockhill replied with a Kevin McDaid corner punched clear by Pauric Carey-Doherty.
They went close again with half chances from McDaid and Wesley Doherty but the home defence stood firm.
On 51 minutes Cockhill equalised after a long clearance found Gary Breslin who squared for McDaid to round the goalkeeper and slot home.
Heuston then went close with a free kick turned round the post by Robinson on 72 minutes.
At the other end home substitute Fergal McGuinness went on a mazy run but his cross was gathered at the feet of Heuston by Robinson as both sides had to settle for a share of the spoils.
Rasheney Reserves 0 Carn Reserves 6
THE visitors dominated the opening half and after two one-on-one situations when Cade Cooke and Rory Brady were denied by Roger McGilloway.
Carn took the lead mid way through the half when Cooke’s brilliant overhead kick from a Conor Doherty (S) right wing cross found the net.
Then Dion Diver delivered a long diagonal ball into the edge of the area where Cooke controlled and hit a low shot across goal to the far corner of the net for 2 – 0. He then went on to complete his hat-trick after brother Dayton made a good run from his own half and laid off to Cade whose delightful chip from 18 yards dropped in below the crossbar.
The home side came more into the game just before the interval. Christy Ivers had a long range free just over and the same player shot off target after a Karol Harkin knock down outside the box.
Before the break a long delivery forward from John Downes was controlled by Jack McLaughlin – but after outpacing a defender and getting to the byeline his pullback into the Carn goalmouth met with no takers.
Early in the second half Niall McGuinness slid a neat ground pass through to Cooke right in front of goal but he was forced wide by replacement keeper Kieran O’Neill when he seemed certain to score.
However, he did score his fourth when he accepted a pass from Michael McDermott, sidestepped a defender and drilled a low shot past O’Neill. He could have had a fifth when he latched onto a long ball from Liam Shiels but he was denied by O’Neill.
Rory Brady then hammered a Dayton Cooke left wing cross high into the net for Carn’s fifth and Dayton Cooke unleashed a low ground shot from distance to find the bottom corner and complete the scoring.
Near the end Cade Cooke could have added to his tally but Ryan McLaughlin kicked off the goal line when an open goal beckoned and O’Neill then made an excellent claim in another one-on-one.[adrotate group=”85″]
Gleneely Colts 5 Dunree Reserves 1
THE Colts dominated for long periods and after a scrappy opening they broke the deadlock on 22 minutes when Christy Smith broke on the left and crossed for Joe McLaughlin to head home at the back post.
Before the break Nathan McLaughlin had an effort from the edge of the area tipped over by Simon Taylor.
They doubled their lead on 55 minutes when Smith broke on the left again and raced into the box to drill low past Taylor. It became three when Smith was the provider again crossing for Drew Crumlish who headed across goal to Cory O’Brien and he blasted high to the net.
It was one way traffic at this stage and when McLaughlin had a good effort well parried by Taylor the loose ball fell to O’Brien to slot home.
Dunree rallied and got a goal back on 88 minutes when an inswinging Conor Doherty corner sailed all the way to the net.
The colts completed the scoring on the stroke of full time when Dylan McDaid fired home after a goalmouth scramble.[adrotate group=”83″]
Glengad Reserves 1 Carrowmena Reserves 2
AFTER an even opening period the home side had the first chance when Gerard Gills well struck free was held by Ronan Lafferty in the home goal. Glengad then took the lead minutes later when Aiden Bambrick fed Christopher Doherty whose effort was well saved by Mark Doherty but the rebound fell to Joe Doherty who slotted home from sixteen yards.
The visitors got back on terms before the break when Gill converted a penalty low to the corner after Dean Doherty had been upended.
The second half was an even affair until the 67th minute when Gill collected possession on half way and advanced into the area to slot past Lafferty for a fine individual goal.
Glengad tried hard in the closing stages but the Carrowmena defence stood firm.
Buncrana Reserves 4 Culdaff Reserves 2
REVERSED to Caratra Park the home side spurned a gilt edged chance after Joe O Connor fed Patrick McGrenaghan but well placed he blazed over the bar on 13 minutes.
Buncrana took the lead when a Lee Sean Doherty effort was well parried by Adam Conlon but Paul McDaid slotted the rebound home.
The home side rallied and levelled before the break after a deep cross from Martin Keddy was slotted home at the back post by McGrenaghan.
The visitors regained the lead on 48 minutes when Michael Doherty collected a throw in ,turned and drilled low to the bottom corner.
They made it three-one on the hour mark after Ryan Doherty rose unchallenged to head home a corner.
Culdaff rallied and reduced the deficit when a Bryan McCandless cross found Seamus McLaughlin who teed up McGrenaghan to slot home his second. But Buncrana made it four-two on 78 minutes when a superb through ball from McKinley released McDaid and he finished well from eight yards.
The home side tried hard but the visitors defence stood firm.
Redcastle Reserves 3 Aileach Youths 1
REDCASTLE started well and had chances though Stephen Davenport and Terry Mc Colgan but both failed to hit the target.
Ryan McDaid had a long range effort for Aileach but failed to keep his shot down. Davenport then turned inside the box but his rising effort cleared the bar.
James Breslin was denied by Clarke in the Aileach goal who blocked a goal bound effort with his legs.
Clarke was alert again soon after denying Michael Bonner with a smart save. Redcastle’s pressure eventually told when Shane McColgan fired a well struck left footed effort to the top corner from just inside the box.
Evan Craig then crossed for James Breslin to head powerfully home. Aileach got a goal back before halftime when Patrick Curran crossed for McDaid to slot home.
Redcastle started the second half on the front foot and increased their lead when Davenport headed a Craig corner home from close range. Both teams cancelled each other out for a period after this, with defences on top.
As full-time approached James Breslin headed another Craig corner wide while Joe McLaughlin scooped the ball over from close range for the visitors.