JACKIE CROSSAN PREMIER DIVISION
Glengad United 3-1 Moville Celtic
THERE was a very slow start from both teams to this game until Glengad opened the scoring on 25 minutes after John McDaid released Terence Doherty who fired low past Sean McGuinness.
Within a minute it became two nil with Patrick McDermott and Doherty playing a neat one two before finding Nigel McMonagle and he fired a brilliant effort to the bottom corner.
Moville went close before the interval when PJ Barr unleashed an effort which Kevin McLaughlin saved well.
Glengad made the better start to the second period and increased their lead on the hour when John G McDermott’s cross was flicked on by Eugene McLaughlin for Doherty to slot home his second of the game.
This spurred Moville into action and Barr had another effort brilliantly saved by McLaughlin before Graeme Doherty saw an effort beat McLaughlin but cleared off the line by Stephen McLaughlin (D).
They got a consolation on 85 minutes when Eamon Reddin’s cross found Mark Henry and although McLaughlin saved his header brilliantly Henry reacted to fire the rebound home.
Illies Celtic 1-0 Culdaff FC
THERE was very little action in the opening half which ended scoreless. Illies dominated possession but all they had to show were two Paddy Doherty efforts one of which was off target while the other found the side netting.
They took the lead in fortuitous fashion on 55 minutes when a long Dominick Doherty free deflected off a defender and past Stephen Gray.
Culdaff had a good chance on 71 minutes when JJ Doherty charged down a clearance and advanced but Johnathan Noone pulled off a superb save.
Illies replied with Doherty firing over before Liam O’Connor had an effort saved by Gray.
The visitors really should have got a point in the last minute when from a corner Brian McGonigle headed across goal to the unmarked Dermot Diver who headed over from ten yards.
QPS 1-0 Buncrana Hearts
ALL the first half action arrived in the final ten minutes of the half with Buncrana’s Calvin Gallagher heading narrowly wide at the back post.
The Point replied immediately with Eamon Gallagher seeing a header cleared before Karl Donnelly had a shot blocked and the same player cut in from the right but saw his effort deflected behind.
The point started the second half well with Denim Mclaughlin having a shot well saved by Eoghan O’Doherty.
The Point took the lead in the next minutes after Paul Grant fed Donnelly to advance into the area and fire low past O’Doherty.
McLaughlin then had an effort deflected wide before Donnelly had an effort well saved. Buncrana had a decent chance then when Harry Forshaw broke on the right but his effort was well saved by Jordan McLaughlin.
Both Gallagher and Donnelly fired over the bar for the home side while at the other end James McGonagle fired wide before substitute Stephen McHugh had a twenty five yards free well saved.
The last chance fell to McLaughlin of the home side but his effort was deflected wide.
STRAND HOTEL FIRST DIVISION
Carrowmena FC 0-6 Dunree United
THIS game was only ten minutes old when Dunree opened the scoring when they won possession in the midfield to play the ball out to Gerry Farrell who in turn chipped a cross to the back post for Tommy Doherty to nod home.
It was all Dunree at this stage and Darryl Moran swivelled on the edge of the area to shoot low past Mark Doherty in the home goals to make it two nil.
Philip McGuinness was next to try his luck from 12 yards but Doherty was equal to the challenge.
On the half hour, Carrowmena had their first real chance following a good cross into the box only for Dane Doherty to steer his header wide of the post.
A short time later it was the home side on the attack again when James Gillen played an perfect ball through the middle for Doherty to race onto but he scuffed his shot when well placed.
With half-time looming and against the run of play Dunree got their third goal when McGuinness crossed in from the left only for the ball to deflect off an unfortunate defender and wrong foot the home keeper.
The second half started with Dunree pressing Carrowmena back and forced a corner which dropped to William Doherty on the edge of the area to shoot straight at Doherty.
On the hour mark Dane Doherty narrowly put a free kick over the bar from twenty yards then Dunree scored their fourth with a good cross into the area to the unmarked Liam Baldrick to place a side foot shot to the net.
In the last ten minutes Dunree scored two more with Evan Barry giving Doherty no chance from close in and another own goal to leave the scoreline six nil to the visitors and get their league challenge off to a flying start.
Carn FC 1-2 Cockhill Celtic Youths
THERE were few scoring chances in the opening half with Cockhill edging possession but Carn going closest when Darragh Deery ‘s effort from twenty two yards effort crashed off the post.
Cockhill made better use of their possession on the restart and took the lead on 55 minutes when Ronan McLaughlin found space and drilled a low effort from twenty five yards past Daniel Houghton.
They increased their lead midway through the half after Joe Doherty threaded a pass into Kevin McDaid and he fired low to the corner from twelve yards.
Joe Doherty should have increased their lead when he rounded Houghton but saw his goal bound effort cleared off the line by Ryan Kelly.
On 77 minutes the home side got a goal back when a corner was allowed to travel across the six yards line and Deery reacted well to poke the ball home.
Carn pressed hard but failed to create a clear cut chance as the youths defence stood firm
Rasheney FC 4-4 Redcastle United
THIS game was full of goalmouth action with Redcastle’s Brendan Murphy seeing an early cross crash back off the bar before the same player delivered a free kick which Kevin Doran headed home.
Rasheney equalised midway through the half when Damien Friel bent an effort around the wall and past Michael McCole.
Redcastle regained the lead on the half hour after Harry McCormick burst through the middle and lobbed Tiernan Devine from the edge of the area.
Minutes later McCormick advanced into the area but a combination of John Doherty and James McConalogue denied him.
They made it 3-1 shortly after when McCormick broke clear and rounded Devine before finishing to the unguarded net. Rasheney hit back with Anthony Doherty denied by the advancing McCole before on the stroke of half time they reduced the deficit to the minimum when Friel despatched another free with the aid of a slight deflection past McCole.
Rasheney started the second period well with Friel cutting in from the right before seeing his effort smothered by McCole.
They levelled again on 68 minutes a deep cross from Friel was headed home at the back post by Johnathan Toland.
Both Anthony Doherty and Harry McCormick had headers wide at either end before
Rasheney took the lead for the first time on 86 minutes after a Sean Friel low cross was poked home by Toland.
In injury time Redcastle grabbed a point when the home defence failed to clear a corner allowing Cathal Crumlish to blast to the roof of the net.