ARRANMORE UNITED are closing in on the Old Orchard Saturday Division title after a walkover win against Fintown Harps on Saturday.
A wedding in their locality meant that Fintown couldn’t field in their game against Arranmore and the Islanders have been handed a 3-0 win, which edges them ever closer to the silverware.
Old Orchard Saturday Division
Arranmore United 3 Fintown Harps 0
Arranmore United gained these three valuable points without kicking a ball as Fintown Harps could not field a team due to a local wedding.
Drumbar FC 0 Mulroy Celtic 2
THE home side commanded the first half of the game with Alex McNeilis, David Giblin and Ray Ray causing the visitors a plenty of problems.
Meanwhile the visitors went one ahead at the opposite end. The second half continued along the same lines. The corners and free kicks counts both headed into double figures.
The visitors again showed that it’s a simple game and hit their second with 15 minutes to go. The substitutes for Drumbar Vinay Breslin and Radek created an opportunity to claw one back but with the keeper beaten the ball went just the wrong side of the post.
Drumkeen United 3 Strand Rovers 0
A PETER McNamee hat-trick ensured that Drumkeen took all three points from this Saturday League encounter.
Drumkeen dominated the first half but only had a goal to show for their efforts. They also had the best of the second half and doubled their advantage when McNamee scored a great goal following a throw in as he took one touch and fired it home from 20 yards out.
McNamee completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot following a foul on Peter Brannigan. He stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way.
The visitors rarely troubled the Drumkeen defence throughout this game and Drumkeen were worthy winners. The League title is now beyond Drumkeen but this result keeps them in the running for second place.
Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve Division
Milford United Reserves 5 Keadue Rovers Reserves 1
MILFORD won this game after a great first half performance had them 5-0 up. Milford were fast out of the traps and went one up with Ryan Flood scoring from a very tight angle. It was soon 2-0 when Raymond Friel headed from an Anthony Hegarty corner.
Jason Mc Conigley made it 3-0 scoring at the back post from a good Ryan Flood cross. He got his second of the game after good build up play from Ciaran Blaney and Darren McLaughlin found himself through on goal to fire home.
After more good play from Milford Darren McLaughlin got a well deserved goal to make it 5-0.
To their credit Keadue came out for the second half much stronger and pulled one back through Francis Gallagher.
Milford went on to miss a couple of good chances but ran out comfortable winners.
Glenea United Reserves 2 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 2
GLENEA Reserves completed their home league programme undefeated with this hard earned draw against their title rivals.
In a quiet opening both sides were finding it difficult to create any clear chances with neither keeper under any pressure. Castlefin opened the scoring on 26 minutes when a through ball found Ronan Tourish at the corner of the box and he slipped the ball past the home keeper to find the corner of the net.
Glenea pushed hard for an equaliser and were rewarded on 35 minutes when Ciaran McGeady was played in by Eugene Maguire, slotted the ball home.
Glenea almost took the lead on 40 minutes when, after good work by Eugene Maguire, Lee O’Brien saw his effort was well saved. In the 2nd half the home side started strongly and went close on a couple of occasions.
They were rewarded on 60 minutes when Lee O’Brien’s well placed through ball released McGeady and he slotted home for the lead goal.
Both sides were finding it hard to get control of the game and on 70 minutes Castlefin equalised when from a corner the ball reached James McMenamin and his effort looped over everyone into the net.
With the result having a big bearing on the league run in both sides looked for a winner and it was the away team that came closest at the end when it took a number of great saves from Ciaran Gallagher to keep the game level.
Cappry Rovers Reserves P Curragh Athletic Reserves P
This match was postponed as neither pitch was playable
Erne Wanderers Reserves 1 Glenree United Reserves 0
ERNE had all the early chance is this game, hitting the woodwork and firing wide when the opportunities arose. Early in the second half Erne broke the deadlock from a free kick on the edge of the box. Ryan O’Brien whipped it in and Mark Dorrian reacted with a glancing header into the far corner.