The Donegal Women’s League continued with a round of hotly-contested Under-14 League games on Friday night – here’s a round-up of all the action.
Mulroy Academy 3 Kilmacrennan 1
Mulroy Academy – pictured – recorded another home win as Rabs Park once again came up trumps for the u14’s.
Mulroy were slow off the mark in ideal playing conditions. Kilmacrennan dominated the first 15 minutes of the game and the scoreline reflected this with the Mulroy just not quite on par.
A superb corner from Kilmac resulted in the Mulroy net keeper pulling of a super save but was not to end good as a well taken ball was finished precisely by Joycelyn Diver to leave the home side trailing 1-0.
Half time saw the Mulroy girls come back on the field stronger and ready to play.
Eight minutes into second half a cross from the left saw Hannah Gibbons bring the sides equal.
Kilmacrennan battled well but found it hard to penetrate the Mulroy defence line.
Jessica Coll was to strike an excellent cross and put the home side 2-1 up.
Megan McLoughlin, with a point to prove, found the back of the net to secure the home win for the Mulroy girls.
Raphoe Town 1 Gweedore Celtic 0
A second half goal from captain, Shania McMonagle proved enough to secure a hard-fought win for Raphoe Town against a battling Gweedore Celtic side at Deele College.
The home side had the best of the posession but never really created many chances of note in the first half that ended scoreless.
It was more of the same in the second, but this time the Gweedore goalkeeper made great saves to deny Marie Sweeney and Samara McBrearty before McMonagle fired home with a terrific shot from the edge of the box.
Gweedore pressed after that to see if they could level the game, but Rocha McCullagh and Leah McMonagle were strong in defence for the home side and they held on for a well-deserved win.
Swilly Rovers 0 Bonagee United 3
Swillys U14 girls were in for an intense game with Bongee on Friday evening at Swilly Park.
With nine players against a strong Bonagee squad the Swilly girls faced a big challenge.
The game started off with both sides creating chances particularly Swilly’s Caitlin Doherty who powered through the Bonagee defence only to be stopped by their keeper.
It was Bonagee who opened the scoring with Sienna Doherty striking a powerful shot into the back of the net taking the sides into half time at 1-0 to Bonagee.
The start of the second half saw chances created by both teams with Bonagee leading the attack straight after the beginning of half time with Hannah Hopkins netting to see her side up 2-0.
Swilly centre backs Mae McCarron and Eimear Connelly both put in great physical performances to stop many of Bonagee’s attacks.
However, not long before the final whistle Grace Murphy struck to finish the game 3-0.
Lagan Harps v Finn Valley
Lagan Harps beat a young Finn Valley U14s on Friday night.
Orlaith Doherty was on fire for Lagan on the night.
Niamh Sweeney hit a brace for the Orchard Park team while Aalya Mustapha and Sophie Canning also got in on the act.
Claire Diver in the Finn Valley net was busy throughout the game, but pulled of a number of fine saves.
Lagan dominated for long periods against a hard working Valley side.Tags: