ALTHOUGH THE ORCHARD v ARRANMORE UNITED game was postponed there was still plenty of drama in the Donegal Saturday League yesterday.
Old Orchard Saturday Division
Glencar Celtic 3 Drumkeen United 3
Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve Division
St. Catherines Reserves 3 Erne Wanderers Reserves 1
ERNE opened the scoring on 19 minutes when Peter Boyle raced through and fired past Paddy Byrne in the Saints goals.
Kristian McNelis had Saints back on level terms after 30 minutes. Saints should have been out of sight at half time with Kristian McNelis and Donal Mc Guire missing numerous good chances.
Brian Smith put the home team in front from the penalty spot on 75 minutes after Stevie Anderson was taken down in the box.
On 87 minutes Stephen Muirhead made sure of the points when he headed home from a free kick.
Milford United Reserves 0 Drumoghill FC Reserves 1
DRUMOGHILL won the bragging rights in this hard-fought game which had been switched to The Moss due to a water logged pitch in Milford.
Milford will wonder how they did not get something out of this game as they pressed Drumoghill to the final minute looking for that all important equaliser.
Both teams had played some good football in the first half with Ethan McCready and Mark Gibson having their goal bound shots well save by the Milford net minder and John Maddigan.
Drumoghill started the quicker in the second half and where ahead on 60 minutes when McCready delivered a lovely ball into the box which John Rodgers fired home.
Milford did fight back but found the defence duo of Tinney and Maddigan hard to break down. Milford did have one last chance when the ball fell to Ryan Gamble in a one on one with Micheal Toner but his shot was well saved by the Drumoghill ‘keeper.
Keadue Rovers Reserves 1 Glenea United Reserves 3
THIS game which was reversed to Glenea was played in testing conditions and it was a strong Glenea team who drew 1st blood when they broke through the Keadue defence and their striker finished well
Keadue started the second half much brighter and levelled the game when a Daniel Bonner strike from the edge of the area found the net. Glenea’s second goal was a little fortuitous as a mistake in the Keadue defence allowed Glenea in to capitalise and make it 2-1. Keadue pushed hard for a leveller but were caught on the break as Glenea rounded off the scoring to finish the game 3-1 in their favour.
Donegal Town Reserves 2 Cappry Rovers Reserves 0
THE game was scoreless at half time following a quiet first half.
The game began to stretch in the second half and it was Donegal who opened the scoring through David Bustard. Donegal’s Nathan Ward carried the ball through the middle of the park and slipped a through ball between the Cappry defence to Ben Sweeney. Sweeney’s inch perfect cross found Bustard who made no mistake from close range.
Cappry pushed hard for an equaliser but it was Sweeney who secured all three points for Donegal. Following a Cappry free kick the ball broke loose and Sweeney picked it up on the half-way line, drove into the Cappry box and finished neatly into the bottom corner.
Glenree United Reserves 1 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 3
CASTLEFIN took the lead midway through the first half when possession was given away in midfield by the home side.
Glenree pushed for the equaliser with Conor Casey running riot on the right wing for the home side but some good defending by Castlefin stopped the strikers from getting a clear shot on goal.
The second half was one-way traffic with Castlefin trying their best to get the second and put the points out of Glenree’s reach. The home side held on well up until 70 minutes when a free for the away side was whipped in from the half way line and the ball wasn’t dealt with resulting in Castlefin’s second.
With five minutes left the away side got their third. Glenree got a consolation goal within two minutes of the restart.