The new Donegal Schoolboys/Youth League Under 18s season kicked off this evening as Swilly Rovers overcame Fanad United at Traigh-a-Loch.
Fanad United 0 Swilly Rovers 3
Swilly started the stronger and early on Lee McPal seen his shot blocked by Fanad keeper Dan Kerr. Five minutes later Kerr made a fine save to deny Conan Brennan from close range.
Swilly kept the pressure on and in the 15th minute, Evan Hewitt went on a mazy run into the box but his shot was well blocked by Mark Gallagher.
Five minutes later Hewitt went on another good run but his shot cannoned off the base of the post via the keepers legs.
Swilly made their pressure count in the 22nd minute when Hewitt rose highest in the box to head home Steve McDaid’s deep cross.
With time running out in the first half, Conan Brennan seen his shot well blocked by Liam Sweeney.
Swilly continued to push in the second half and three minutes in they extended their lead when right back Evan Coleman shot from the edge of the box and it had just enough power to beat Kerr in the Fanad nets.
Swilly got their third of the night on the hour mark.
When they were awarded a free kick 25 yards out, Shay Callan McFadden, who played in nets in the first half, stepped up and fired a fine shot into the top corner.
Fanad did have a chance to get a goal back but Shaun Kerr’s well struck free kick was well saved by Conan Brennan.
Fanad United: Dan Kerr, Liam Sweeney, James Howe, Ryan McGinley, Mark Gallagher, Shaun Kerr, Ronan Sweeney, Eoghan Moore, Mark McBride, Joshua McAteer, Darragh Sweeney
Swilly Rovers: Shay Callan McFadden, Evan Coleman, Jack McCauley, Tony Gallagher, Oran Dunworth, Lee McPal, Eoin Logue, Matthew McLaughlin, Conan Brennan, Steve McDaid, Evan Hewitt
Referee: Vincent McLaughlin