TEAMS BRAVED THE ELEMENTS on Saturday in both Divisions of the Donegal Saturday League. Here’s how the action panned out:
OLD ORCHARD INN SATURDAY DIVISION
Arranmore United 1 Strand Rovers 0
ARRANMORE took advantage of all their possession when no other than Gavin Mc Glanaghey struck to give them the lead.
The second half saw the home team come out fighting and they enjoyed a lot of possession.
Their work rate was better and they gradually put the squeeze on Arranmore but their changes came to nothing.
With 20 minutes to go Strand pushed men forward looking for the equaliser but it failed to come and the game ended with a one nil victory for the men from Arranmore.
Drumbar FC 1 Fintown Harps AFC 3
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Drumkeen United 1 Orchard F.C. 1
ORCHARD nearly took the lead when Drumkeen defender Shaun Gallagher almost turned the ball into his own net but luckily for him and Drumkeen it hit the post and came out.
Drumkeen had a couple of chances through Ryan Kettle and Anthony Browne before they scored late in the half. The goal was the result of a great ball from Michael Patton which found Peter Brannigan on the edge of the box and his looping header evaded Tommy McLaughlin and crept in under the crossbar.
At the other end Ciaran Bonner made a great save from Sean Sweeney to ensure his team led at half time.
Against the run of play Orchard equalised when Sean Sweeney scored from the penalty spot.
Drumkeen goaleeper Ciaran Bonner was then dismissed for a last man tackle and a penalty was awarded to Orchard. Drumkeen midfielder Kevin Martin, who was having a fine game in midfield, went in goals and he saved the penalty from Sean Sweeney much to the delight of the home team and supporters,
Mulroy Celtic 1 Glencar Celtic 1
GLENCAR got the breakthrough when the Mulroy ‘keeper fumbled a shot at the near post the Glencar attacker tapped into the empty net.
Mulroy got back on level terms when Griffin squared the ball to Johnny Nanny who finished expertly into the bottom corner.
GLENCAR INN SATURDAY RESERVE DIVISION
Keadue Rovers Reserves 1 Erne Wanderers Reserves 0
KEADUE Reserves got back to winning ways with this hard earned victory over Erne Wanderers at Central Park.
Keadue were quick out of the blocks and were ahead within the opening five minutes with Ryan Greene netting
Ryan Greene and Conor Greene linked well creating a number of good chances. Erne’s keeper had to be sharp on a number of occasions.
Erne had a great chance five minutes from half-time when their header shaved off the top of the bar from inside the penalty box.
Keadue had a claim for a penalty when Ryan Greene was tackled in the area while on the wings they were making some good chances but were not able to convert them.
Milford United Reserves 1 St. Catherines Reserves 3
MILFORD suffered their first home defeat of the season on Saturday.
The opening 30 minutes were very even until Barry Cannon put St Catherines one up. He got his second goal on 60 minutes to make it 2-0.
Milford got one back 10 minutes later after good work from Adam Serrinha down the wing, he then crossed for Jamie Whelan to drill home.
Milford pushed for an equaliser but were caught on the break, Gary McHugh finishing off a quick counter attack to make it 3-1.
Donegal Town Reserves 2 Drumoghill FC Reserves 3
DRUMOGHILL started the game the brighter of the two sides and found themselves ahead after 15 minutes. Richie Moore’s long range effort was deflected off a Donegal boot and left the Donegal ‘keeper no chance.
Drumoghill doubled their lead on the half hour mark when Mark Gibson found himself in space at the edge of the 18 yard box and fired brilliantly into the top corner.
Donegal started the second half with intent but it was Drumoghill who opened the second half scoring through Liam O’Donnell.
O’Donnell found himself unmarked from a free kick and made no mistake from close range.
Goals from Donegal’s Nathan Ward and David Bustard set up an exciting finish but the Drumoghill defence held firm to seal all three points.
Glenree United Reserves 1 Glenea United Reserves 2
IN wet conditions it was Glenea that kept their good league run going with this hard earned victory.
Glenea started well and went close to opening the scoring on a number of occasions before Shane Ferry put them ahead on 15 minutes when he headed home a corner.
Glenree equalised on 78 minutes when they broke down the right and the resultant cross was turned into his own net by Lee O’Brien.
However O’Brien had the last laugh when he scored the winner on 86 minutes, Glenree failed to clear a Glenea free-kick properly and the ball broke to the edge of the box where O’Brien controlled it and found the corner of the net. .
Curragh Athletic Reserves 0 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 1
CASTLEFIN’S goal came on 66 minutes from their third corner in succession, Paul Logue jumping with Curragh ‘keeper Jason Woods and somehow bundling the ball over from two yards.Tags: