CASTLEFIN CELTIC WERE in relentless form this afternoon in the FAI Junior Cup.
They produced a zany 14-3 win over KS Eages from the Cavan-Monaghan League with J P Malley and Matthew O’Rourke both scoring five times.
FAI Junior Cup
Castlefin Celtic 14-3 KS Eagles
Castlefin secured their entry to the next round of the FAI Junior Cup with a convincing win over KS Eagles.
Castlefin were cruising in the first half leading 6-0 at the break. Matthew O’Rourke scored a hat-trick in that opening half with two goals from JP Malley and one for Raymond Foy.
The second half started in the same manner with Matthew O’Rourke scoring another two goals to bring his total to five. Malley added another four to total up at five as well. KS Eagles got a third with 10 minutes to go but Castlefin then added to their goals from Foy and a penalty from Ian Ward.[adrotate group=”85″]
Raphoe Town 1-3 Greencastle FC
Greencastle got off to a great start here when they broke the deadlock on 11 minutes after Ronan Doherty collected a ball outside the area and despatched a low driven effort to the bottom corner past Tommy McBride.
The next period of the game was a close affair with few chances until the 40th minute when the home side were awarded a penalty Christy Bogle converted to leave it level at the break. Greencastle started the second half pushing forward and regained the lead on 53 minutes when Michael Barr fired a stunning twenty yards free over the wall and into the top corner.
Greencastle sealed the win with six minutes remaining after a goal mouth scramble saw Ronan Doherty poke home from close range.
Kildrum Tigers 2-0 Clones Town
Played on a lovely Autumn afternoon at Station Road the Tigers put in an assured performance to advance to the next round of the FAI Junior Cup.
Kildrum controlled proceedings and took the lead after 30 minutes through a wonderful strike from William Lynch from all of 30 yards. The Tigers doubled their lead after great work from Gareth Colhoun down the left hand side, when he beat 2 men, before squaring to Declan Curtis to tap in.
Clones threw men forward late on but Kildrum ran out comfortable winners.[adrotate group=”38″]
Keadue Rovers 3-0 Illies Celtic
Keadue are through to the last eight round of the FAI Junior Cup after this convincing victory over Illies at Central Park on Sunday.
Conditions were good for the game and the home side were much the brighter from the start. In the second minute Conor Greene’s header hit the crossbar. Illies first chance came in the sixth minute with a shot just wide. After that Keadue had a fine spell until midway through the half with chances falling to Corey Gallagher twice and in the eighteenth minute they were awarded a penalty but Ryan Greene’s effort was saved by keeper Johnny Noone.
The pressure continued with more chances falling to Sean Yank Boyle, David Ward and Ryan Greene and really they should’ve been ahead at half time. Illies remaining chance of the first half came on forty minutes when an effort went just over the bar from a quick corner kick.
Keadue again started the second half on the front foot and didn’t have to wait long for the opener when Chris Greene’s effort from the edge of the area went through a lot of bodies and into the corner of the net for the lead. The home side kept the chances coming but were finding a second goal elusive.
As the midway point of the second half approached Illies were finding a bit more possession with Keadue content to sit back but in the sixty third minute a good ball on the right wing was met on the run by Corey Gallagher and he hit a brilliant goal from distance lobbing the keeper.
Illies kept playing away but the Keadue defence held firm and in the eighty eighth minute Keadue were awarded a free kick and Corey Gallagher again hit an excellent effort from thirty yards to seal the game.[adrotate group=”86″]
Cranford United 0-3 Glenea United
Cranford started the game on top and had a number of chances through Andrew Kelly and Dale Mc Fadden.
Glenea came into the game and just on half time they went one up, a great finish from Ciaran Mc Geady. Both teams had plenty chances again in second half with Glenea taking two late chances to close out the game.[adrotate group=”82″]
Erne Wanderers 4-3 Drumkeen United
Erne Wanderers hosted Drumkeen United on Sunday at the Lakeside Centre in glorious sunshine but with a very strong wind.
The visitors opted to play against the elements in the first half and Erne set about pressuring from the start and they took the lead on eight minutes when David Dolan headed home a Ryan O’ Brien cross. Wanderers doubled the advantage on twenty eight minutes when Seamus Kane slid home from ten yards.
The visitors rarely threatened in the first half but when Niall Bonner went down the right wing his back post cross found Doherty and he planted his header to the top corner.
Erne wasted numerous chances after this and lead by one at the break. The second half was five minutes old when the referee awarded a free on the edge of the box to United and Benny Bonner planted it past Boyle in nets.
It was end to end now and both teams had chances to score before David Dolan found the net on sixty five minutes. Dolan completed his hat-trick on seventy eight minutes when he bundled home Russell’s corner. Drumkeen were awarded another free on the edge of the box on eighty five minutes with the same outcome from Bonner but Wanderers held on despite missing several chances to put the game to bed and withstanding five extra minutes of added time.[adrotate group=”76″]
Raphoe Town 1-3 Greencastle FC
A lot of early pressure from Greencastle saw them almost open the scoring with a shot that rebounded off the bar.
Greencastle’s pressure did pay off when Roman Doherty turned with a great shot putting Greencastle in front. Raphoe however worked their way back into the game.
Good work down the left side by Paddy Kelly saw him cross the ball to Oliver Quinn who brought a good save from the Greencastle goalkeeper. Raphoe then got back on level terms when Michael Quinn was brought down in the Box.
Raphoe’s Christy Bogle scored from the penalty spot. Ronan Doherty put Greencastle back in front early in the second half. Greencastle’s Michael Barr scored a thunderous free kick from 25yrds to seal victory. Great performances from both sides.
Glengad United 7-1 Lagan Harps
Glengad started this game well and took the lead on 2 minutes when Stephen McLaughlin advanced on the right and crossed for Terence Doherty to fire low past Damien McFadden from the edge of the area.
On 15 minutes McLaughlin and Patrick McDermott combined to find Doherty and he again fired low to the corner from twenty yards. It became three nil when Michael Byrne fed Patrick McDermott on the left and he cut in to fire a superb effort to the top corner from the angle of the area.
Lagan then reduced the deficit on 38 minutes after good work by Darren Dorrian released Gavin McGinty who turned well on the edge of the area and shot low to the bottom corner. But the home side scored again on the stroke of half time when Shane Canning fed Doherty who spread the ball wide to McDermott and his cross was collected by Stephen McLaughlin who sidestepped a defender before firing to the top corner from sixteen yards.
The home side continued on top and made it five one when Terence Doherty completed his hat trick when he converted from close range after McDermott had squared the ball. Nigel McMonagle then broke along the left and fed James McKinney who cut inside and fired low to the corner.
They completed the scoring on 87 minutes when after McFadden had failed to collect Seamus Doherty ‘s cross it was McDermott who slotted home.Tags: