GLENCAR CELTIC WERE the big winners in the Glencar Inn Saturday Division 1 yesterday. Here’s all the match reports.
Saturday 22nd October 2016
Voodoo Venue Cup
Milford United Reserves 3 St. Catherines Reserves 1
Milford came out on top in this tightly contested cup game.
It was St. Catherines who started the stronger and took the lead with Ryan Carr finding the top corner from the edge of the box. Milford came back into the game and got the equaliser with Raymond Friel finding space from a corner to smash home. Milford then went 2-1 up before the break.
Ryan Campbell raced through, saw his first effort saved but was on hand to find the top corner from a tight angle. Milford had to soak up a lot of pressure in the second half but they finally got their third goal in the 75th minute.
JJ Fleming broke the offside trap to coolly slot home. A good team effort from St. Catherines but it’s Milford who advance to the next round after a great team performance with Ryan Campbell and Jason Mc Conigley putting in strong performances.[adrotate group=”53″]
Glencar Inn Saturday Division
Arranmore United 1 Drumbar F.C. 0
Arranmore came out on top in this battle as they welcomed Drumbar to Rannagh Park.
The game was tight early on with Ray Balogun going close for the visitors. Arranmore made the breakthrough after 15 minutes when Ruan Reynolds played Brian Proctor in down the right and he made his way towards goal and slid the ball past the keeper to Paul Early who applied the finishing touch.
Drumbar harried for the rest of the half but Frankie Early in the home goals wasn’t troubled. Arranmore had a few chances which came to nothing as the first half ended. Drumbar had a few frees and corners but Arran defended well and probably should have got number two but for wasteful finishing late on.
Phil Boyle man marked the Drumbar dangerman Balogun for the entirety and in turn was Arranmore’s best player as he never put a foot wrong. Team performance from Drumbar.[adrotate group=”38″]
Orchard F.C. 5 Dunlewey Celtic 0
This game was played in lovely conditions at Letterkenny Community Centre.
The first half was a tight enough affair until Orchard broke the deadlock on 20 minutes when Luke Friel hit a great shot from the edge of the box which crashed off the underside of the crossbar to the back of the net.
Dunlewey pressed for the equaliser and had a chance but Paul Gormley pulled off a great save. Orchard doubled their advantage through Rory O’ Gorman with a bullet of a header from a corner.
Orchard took control of the game and got their third goal from Eddie Moore who hit a shot from the edge of the box that ended up in the bottom corner. Brendan Devine was then introduced and he scored after side stepping the keeper and tucking the ball away.
Orchard rounded of the scoring after Eddie Moore hit a shot from the edge of the box which nestled in the bottom corner.[adrotate group=”53″]
Glencar Celtic 13 Fintown Harps AFC 0
Glencar Celtic hosted Fintown at Rathmullan in perfect conditions.
Glencar got off to a perfect start when Liam Doherty hit the bottom corner after good work from Rory Gallagher. Joe Baker made it two a few minutes later, with Garvan Grieve making it three right from the kick off. Joe Baker was on target again, after great work down the right from the ever impressive Anthony Doherty, making it 4-0 after 25 minutes, with Grieve netting a penalty just before the break to make it 5-0.
Credit to Fintown to they came out fighting in the second half but all to no avail. Goals from Paddy Collins, Charles McLaughlin and another penalty from Grieve and a great strike from Joe Baker towards the end completed the scoring and secured the three points for Glencar Celtic.[adrotate group=”85″]
Saturday Reserve Division
Keadue Rovers Reserves 4 Erne Wanderers Reserves 0
Keadue Reserves made it two wins in a row with this convincing victory at Central Park on Saturday.
Played in ideal conditions it was Keadue who started the better and in the seventh minute they took the lead when a fine cross from Michael Greene was headed in at the near post by Daniel Greene. Erne came close to levelling after eleven minutes when their midfielder came through on the left side of the box but his shot was well saved by Keadue keeper Ciaran Sharkey.
Around the half hour mark Keadue really should’ve extended their lead with good chances falling to Christy Greene, Ryan Connors and Daniel Bonner. The game became a bit scrappier after that however Erne came into it a bit more but just before half time. Following a good run down the left Ryan Connors’ shot was well saved but the rebound fell kindly for him and he made it 2-0 which was the half time score.
The visitors to their credit had a goal disallowed on fifty one minutes. Keadue once again began to create plenty of chances with Ryan Connors missing a great chance on the hour while Aaron Boyle missed from close in five minutes later. Erne looked dangerous on the break. The home side dominated possession and shortly after Daniel Bonner headed against the post, they won a penalty on seventy eight minutes and sub Jordan Doogan finished coolly.
They completed the scoring in the final minute with Aaron Boyle tapping in at the far post. A decent team effort from Erne while best for Keadue were Michael Greene, Ryan Connors and Daniel Bonner.[adrotate group=”86″] Tags: