GLENCAR CELTIC LEAD the way in the Glencar Inn Saturday Division.
Arranmore United 1 Dunlewey Celtic 0
This was a hard fought victory for the Islanders as Dunlewey made it very difficult for Arranmore.
Dunlewey started better and with the aid of the breezy conditions made it very busy for the Arranmore backline. The home team gradually came into the game and Ruan Reynolds had a good effort come off the post. Shortly afterwards Martin Proctor should have done better when in a good position.
On the half hour Arranmore took the lead when returning talisman Gavin Mc Glanaghey sprung the offside trap, rounded the keeper and tapped home.
The second half saw Arranmore push on but couldn’t find the killer second goal as Declan Proctor, Martin Proctor and Gavin all went close. Dunlewey had two or three great half chances but were denied by great defending by Jason O’ Donnell and Danny Rodgers, Arranmore again winning by the odd goal and defensively very strong.
Good performance from both sides but despite been played out of position Chris Mc Glanaghey was best player on view.
Strand Rovers 4 Fintown Harps AFC 0
A cold and clear day was the setting for this encounter between Strand Rovers and Fintown Harps.
Strand however couldn’t push on from this during the first half and the score at half time remained 1-0. The second half brought a lot of action starting with Stephan Glackin being sent off for Strand due to a poor challenge while being the last man, Fintown would have been glad for the advantage but Strand remained strong and soon after Michael Ward set up Paddy Glackin who scored to put Strand 2-0 ahead.
After this the flood gates opened and Strand took complete control, Jack Doherty and Darragh Hanlon both scored to end this one sided tie.
Saturday Reserve Division
Glenea United Reserves 2 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 2
The top two played out a hard fought tension filled game.
It was Castlefin that settled the quickest and had a couple of half chances that came to nothing. Glenea came more into the game and went close through a Chris Cannon effort. Glenea opened the scoring on 35 minutes when the away defence failed to deal with a through ball and allowed Martin Ferry to get free and he lobbed the ball over the advancing keeper.
Castlefin pressed hard for an equalizer and went close with a free-kick. In the second half Castlefin started strongly and equalised on 52 minutes when a corner found it’s way to Simon Mc Glinchey and he fired home from close range. Castlefin took the lead on 60 minutes when Keith Nelis headed home a corner.
Glenea pressed hard for an equalizer and went close with efforts from Martin Maguire and Martin Ferry but were nearly caught out on the counter attack on a couple occasions. Glenea equalized on 85 minutes when Martin Ferry’s cross was deflected into the path of Lee O’Brien and finished at the back post.
In the remaining minutes both sides pushed for a winner but it was Glenea that came closest when after good work by Aodhan Ferry, his pull back found Lee O’Brien but his effort was saved by the keeper. Team efforts from both sides.
Donegal Town Reserves 7 Glenree United Reserves 0
Ted Bustard was the star of the show scoring four goals in this convincing win for The Town against an understrength Glenree.
Bustard opened the scoring on 30 minutes when he was first to react when the ball came off the Glenree crossbar to shoot home. The lead was doubled minutes later when Bustard struck again on 35 minutes and just before halftime a good run out of defence by Sean Kennedy who passed to Bustard who converted for his hat-trick with a low shot.
With the breeze in their backs Donegal dominated the second half and were awarded a penalty which Bustard duly converted. Gary Ward struck on 55 minutes to make it 5-0 with a fine individual goal.
Sub James Byrne made it six nil with a header from a corner and Gary Ward scored in the last minute to make it 7-0 with a low shot coming in from the wing. Best for Donegal Bustard, O’ Reilly & Enright in midfield and a brave display by an understrength Glenree.
St. Catherines Reserves 6 Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 1
St. Catherine’s played host to Drumoghill in Emerald Park on Saturday afternoon, with Brandon McBrearty scoring a hat-trick.
Both teams started brightly, and within fifteen minutes St. Catherine’s took the lead when the ball broke to Barry Cannon and he rounded the Drumoghill keeper to put the ball into the net and put St. Catherine’s one up.
With twenty minutes gone St. Catherine’s went two up when Brandon Mc Brearty got the ball and slotted it into the Drumoghill net.
Two minutes later it was that man again Brandon McBrearty getting his second goal of the game with a cool finish in the bottom corner of the net.
Brandon Mc Brearty got another goal just before half time to completed his hat-trick and make the score 4-0 to St. Catherine’s at half time. The second half began with Drumoghill starting the better and creating some good chances but again they were denied by Brian Smith in the St. Catherine’s goal.
Midway through the second half John Joe Mc Ginley got on the scoresheet when he got the ball inside the box and from six yards out chipped the ball over the Drumoghill keeper into the net to make the score five.
Drumoghill then pulled a goal back when the ball found its way to one of their players in the St. Catherine’s box and he put it into the net to make the score five one to St.Catherine’s. With time running out there was time for a sixth for St. Catherine’s. Nathan Moore finished nicely into the net to make the final score six one to St. Catherine’s.Tags: