THERE WERE goals galore everywhere yesterday in the Inishowen Engineering Division 2 – here’s how they came about.
Illies Reserves 2-2 Greencastle Reserves
ILLIES took the lead on 10 minutes Charlie Mc Laughlin picking out Aiden Donaghey to fire low past keeper Bovaird.
Greencastle equalised on 20 minutes when Daniel Rowan’s free was deflected past Graham Doherty.
Illies had a chance before half time when McLaughlin’s cross was headed over by Dominic Doherty when well placed.
Greencastle took the lead on 55 minutes when Daniel Rowan found Callum McLaughlin and he rolled the ball low past Graham Doherty to give the visitors the lead.
Illies drew level when Keelen Whorskey’s shot from distance went under the keeper.
Illies had the last chance a free from McCann found Donaghey who shot wide
Moville Reserves 6 Rasheney Reserves 2
THE home team have full points from five games after this deserved victory.
They were two goals ahead within the first six minutes. Norbert Indyka accepted a pass from Kevin McDermott and finished to the net from 12 yards for the opener and the second quickly followed when Emmet McCauley’s shot was blocked but McDermott was able to force home the loose ball from close in.
Rasheney’s best effort of the half came via Kevin Noone’s free from outside the box but it was held by Ryan Coyle.
The visitors did get back into the game shortly after the interval when a shot by Jack McLaughlin was parried out to Ryan McDermott who slotted home. Moville struck for a third on 55 minutes when Kyle Harkin’s corner was headed home by Graeme Doherty and they made it 4–1 after Indyka latched onto James Gillen’s forward pass, rounded Kieran O’Neill and fired home.
Almost immediately the home side scored again when Doherty was on hand to head home another Harkin corner.
Rasheney reduced the deficit when McLaughlin reacted quickest in the box to finish low past Coyle and the scoring was complete when Indyka outpaced the defence and drove home to complete his hat trick.[adrotate group=”80″]
Cockhill Reserves 3 Gleneely Colts 3
COCKHILL took the lead on 25 minutes when Kevin McDaid finished well from just inside the box after a great through ball by Barney Gubbins.
They made it 2-0 shortly afterwards when Gary Breslin scored with a neat finish.
Just before half time Gleneely pulled one back when Christy Smith scored with a long range effort in to the top corner as the home side failed to clear properly following a corner.
Both teams passed up some decent chances after the break up until the 80 minute mark.
Gleneely snatched an equaliser when Christy Smith made it 2 -2.
Cockhill came close to regaining the lead when Mark Gillespie headed wide from an Eddie Cuffe cross.
Cuffe had a chance to put Cockhill in front again but his effort on goal was easily saved.
There was late drama as Gleneely were awarded a penalty. Gary Robinson in the home goals got a good hand to Joe McLaughlin’s penalty but the ball found the back of the net to edge Gleneely in front.
However, Cockhill managed a late equaliser after the ball broke in the box to Gary Breslin who slotted home from close range to make it 3-3.[adrotate group=”83″]
Carn Reserves 2 Glengad Reserves 5
THE visitors held the upper hand in the first half and were three up by half time.
On the quarter hour mark PJ Mc Daid ran through the middle to fire home and the lead was doubled when the same player chested down a cross from the left and found the net.
Right on half time Paddy Doherty poked home in a crowded area.
Carn reduced the deficit on the hour mark when Dayton Cooke drove low to the bottom corner for 3–1.
Glengad continued to push forward and were rewarded when Joe Doherty headed home.
A Cade Cooke penalty awarded for an infringement made it 4–2 but Mc Daid completed the scoring as he notched his hat-trick.[adrotate group=”38″]
Dunree Reserves 1-2 Buncrana Reserves
BUNCRANA took the lead on 15 minutes when a ball over the top found Shaun Doherty and he headed past Simon Taylor in the Dunree goal.
Dunree’s best chance in the first half came on 35 minutes when Neil Moran’s effort brought a fine save from Donal O’Sullivan.
Dunree equalised on 48 minutes when Gerry Farrell dispatched a 20-yard free to the top corner past O’ Sullivan.
Buncrana regained the lead on 85 minutes when James Adair converted from the penalty spot.
Dunree were unlucky not to snatch a share of the points when Doherty’s free was headed onto the upright by David Eccles.[adrotate group=”85″]
Carrowmena Reserves 0-5 Redcastle Reserves
CARROWMENA had the first chance when Darragh Kelly picked out Dempsy Hollywell but he spurned his chance from five yards.
Redcastle replied and Michael Bonner shot wide from a Daniel Harkin cross.
Bonner made amends on 25 minutes when he slotted past Mark Doherty to give Redcastle the lead at half time.
Redcastle doubled the lead on 55 minutes when Daniel Harkin headed in a Evan Craig corner.
James Breslin made it 3-0 on 59 minutes with a effort from 20 yards Bonner got his second on 62 to make it 4-0 and Stephen Davenport made five on 78 minutes.
Carrowmena had a chance on 88 minutes when Kevin McCauley brought a fine save from Terence McGonagle
Aileach Youths 6-2 Culdaff Reserves
AILEACH got off to a flying start when Dermot Doherty was upended in the box and Darren McMonagle tucked the penalty into the bottom left corner past Darragh McLaughlin in the Culdaff goal.
Aileach increased their lead 2 minutes later when McLaughlin misjudged a long ball up the field resulting in Doherty side footing the ball into the open goal from 20 yards.
The game slowed down after this with the Doherty missing another great chance when he raced clear but McLaughlin tipped over to keep the score at two nil at half time.
Culdaff started the second half brightly and reduced the arrears when Shane Diver got through but Dylan Clarke made a great save but the rebound landed at the feet of Seamus McLaughlin who lobbed everyone from 25 yards to make the score 2-1.
Within five minutes, Aileach restored their two goal cushion when a penatrating run by Benny Hegarty ended with a pass to Daidbhi Grant who fired into the top corner from 30 yards.
On the hour Culdaff reduced the score to the minimum again when a corner wasn’t properly cleared by the Aileach defence and Brian McCandless forced the ball home from six yards.
On 70 minutes, Aileach got another goal when Benny Hegarty played a through ball to Patrick Curran who scored at the second attempt after McLaughlin saved his initial effort.
With 15 minutes to go the game was finally put to bed when Derek Gallagher slid a through ball into the path of Dermot Doherty who sprang the offside trap and finished smartly into the right hand corner from the edge of the box.
Doherty wrapped up the scoring with his hat trick with 10 minutes to go when he pounced on a defensive mix up between a Culdaff defender and the keeper to race clear and roll into the unguarded net.[adrotate group=”80″] Tags: