THREE GOALS in the opening quarter-of-an-hour gave Drumkeen United a platform to defeat Milford United in the Donegal Youth League at St Patrick’s Park.
Drumkeen United 4 Milford United 1
A brace by Sean Peoples and another by Tim Callaghan put Drumkeen (pictured above) firmly in control and left Milford with too stiff a hill to climb.
They did pull a goal back through Myles Mulgrew in the 75th minute, but Dougie McNulty’s strike in added time restored the three-goal cushion for Drumkeen, form whom a blistering start to the day was key.
They hit the front in the ninth minute when, with Milford caught short, Conor Patton slipped the ball inside to Peoples, who slotted home the opener.[adrotate group=”80″]
Five minutes later, Peoples doubles his and Milford’s tally when, after Paddy Dolan’s free kick wasn’t cleared, the lively frontman blasted past Eddie Origon for a 2-0 lead.
The roof caved in for the Moyle View men when, within two minutes, they conceded a third.
Eoghan Kennedy delivered a teasing corner into the penalty area and Callaghan superbly headed high past Origon.
Milford (above) finally came to life, but Jonah Serrinha was denied by Sean Patton in the Drumkeen goal.
Patton saved again, this time from Darragh Greene, who outpaced the home defence.[adrotate group=”85″]
Serrinha and Greene combined to force another chance for the visitors, but Patton wonderfully saved with Greene shooting wide on the stroke of half-time with Milford by now paying a huge price for those early concessions.
Milford swapped goalkeeper Eddy Oriyasin and full-back Oisin Doherty at the break.
Oriyasin was denied by a good save by Patton after Serrinha and Ryan Toye carved out the opening.[adrotate group=”46″]
Doherty showed that he’s quite adept in goals when he saved a Drumkeen penalty on 51 minutes. Ryan Flood was penalised for a handball, but Peoples was denied his hat-trick when Doherty saved well.
Doherty kept out a cross-cum-shot from McNulty before thwarting Callaghan after McNulty and Dylan McNamee worked the opening.
Milford did get on the mark when Mulgrew finished well after a solo run.[adrotate group=”76″]
McNamee was next to find Doherty impossible to pass, but McNulty blasted home the fourth late in the day.
Drumkeen United: Sean Patton, Johnny Black, Paddy Dolan (Jason Doherty 83), Jerome Duffy, John Callan, Tim Callaghan, Eoghan Kennedy, Douglas McNulty, Sean Peoples (Kenan Gibson 62), Conor Patton (Josh McGee 78), Dylan McNamee.
Milford United: Eddy Oriyasin, Luke Serrinha, Oisin Doherty, Niall Trearty, Ryan Flood, Alan Graham, Odhran Crossan, Ryan Toye, Darragh Greene, Jonah Serrinha, Myles Mulgrew.
Referee: Paddy Martin.Tags: