THERE WERE GOALS GALORE in the Reserve Leagues of the Inishowen League at the weekend – here’s a round-up of all the action.
Inishowen Engineering Reserve League Premier
Gleneely Colts 6 Illies Reserves 3
IN a highly entertaining clash the colts were first to show when Enda Folan had a free kick tipped onto the bar by Jason Campbell.
On the half hour the visitors took the lead after Joe McDaid split the home defence for Charlie McLaughlin to slot low past Mark Lafferty from 12 yards.
The home side rallied and equalised before the interval when Cory O’Brien pulled the ball back for Nathan McLaughlin to finish superbly to the bottom corner.
The home side got a dream start to the second period when O’Brien cut inside from the right and fired a left footed effort low past Campbell.
They increased their lead then when O’Brien executed a superb twenty five yards chip over Campbell.
Adefensive error on 61 minutes allowed Michael Owen Doherty to fire home from a tight angle and reduce it to three two.
The Colts steadied the ship however when Joe McLaughlin raced clear and rounded Campbell to make it four two.
It soon became five when Nathan McLaughlin’s effort was well parried by Campbell but O’Brien was on hand to slot home.
Illies again pulled a goal back when McLaughlin outpaced the home defence to drill past Lafferty.
In the 83rd minute the colts completed the scoring and a six three win when Mclaughlin raced onto a ball over the top to slot past Campbell.
Aileach Reserves 5 Glengad Reserves 0
AILEACH started this game well and took the lead on 8 minutes after a Conor Harkin effort came off the post for Jordan McGeady to pounce and slot home.
They continued to press with Paul McHugh feeding Harkin but his effort drew an excellent save from Michael McLaughlin.
Midway through the half Aileach increased their lead when Harkin outpaced the Glengad defence before drilling low past Mclaughlin.
Glengad went close before the break when Paul McGonagle fired a free kick just past the post.
But Aileach regained control in the second period with Harkin converting from close range after the visitors defence failed to clear.
On the hour it became four nil when Harkin found McGeady and he fired low past McLaughlin. Harkin completed the scoring and his hat trick when he beat two defenders before slotting low past the stranded McLaughlin.
Moville Reserves 2 Cockhill Colts 5
MOVILLE took the lead in the 4th minute when a Gareth Foynes cross from the right was headed home by Michael McNaught.
Cockhill equalised on 13 minutes when Kevin McDaid raced onto Gary Breslin’s through ball to slot low past Ryan Coyle.
Moville regained the lead within minutes after McNaught rose high to head home a Kyle Harkin corner.
Again the Colts responded and drew level when Breslin outran the home defence and latched onto a long ball before drilling low past the advancing Coyle.
The visitors took the lead in fortuitous fashion before the break when McDaid’s corner deflected off an unfortunate defender past the stranded Coyle.
After an even opening to the second half Cockhill increased their lead when Mark Gillespie converted from close range.
Cockhill sealed the tie on 82 minutes when Breslin completed the hat trick when he ran into the area and fired low across Coyle.
Sea Rovers 4 Buncrana Hearts Reserves 0
IN good conditions the home side broke the deadlock on 14 minutes when a Damien Ward free was well parried by Ryan O’Sullivan but John C Doherty collected the rebound and fed Graham Morgan to slot home.
There was little action until just before the interval when a stunning volley from Gerard Boyle brought a brilliant save from Glen Watson in the Rovers goal.
Rovers upped the tempo in the second half and from a Damien Ward corner Gary Doherty’s header crashed off the bar.
On the hour mark they doubled their lead when John C Doherty fed Morgan again and he fired a half volley past O’Sullivan from 12 yards.
When a corner from Ward was cleared to the edge of the area Gary Collins hammered low to the corner to make it 3-0.
Rovers then completed the scoring when Ward fired a trademark twenty yards free to the top corner.
Inishowen Eng Reserve League Division One
Rasheney Reserves 1 Aileach Youths 3
PLAYED under the lights on Saturday night it was midway through the
opening half before the game came to life when Aileach’s Dean Gill, from just outside the area and fairly central, fired wide.
On 29 minutes the visitors moved ahead when Derek Gallagher advanced into the area before laying off to Gill and he drilled home from just beyond the penalty spot.
Visiting keeper Dylan Clarke then had to push a long distance Sean Grant effort round the post.
He was beaten when Tiernan Devine turned a low delivery from Ryan Mc Laughlin out on the right past him and into the net.
Aileach’s full-back Ryan Doherty had an intended cross into the six yard box hit the base of a post before their lead was restored when Thomas McMackin set up Benny Hegarty who curled a long range attempt into the top left hand corner.
The home side were unlucky not to get back on terms prior to the interval when Fergal Doherty got his head to a Paul McConologue goalbound shot and diverted it onto the bar before the ball rebounded into play and was cleared.
Second half clearances from Fergal Doherty and Duffy denied Aileach’s Gill and Matthew Doherty while home keeper Grant claimed at the feet of Gallagher when he burst through.
Rasheney’s Alan Doherty laid off to Jack McLaughlin and his close range shot came back off the base of a post.
The visitors continued to press and Grant gathered a McMackin shot at the second attempt while sub Eddie McGrath beat the offside trap but drove wildly off target.
Two further subs combined to score the final goal when Daibhidh Grant played in Dean Gallagher and he sidestepped a defender to fire home.
Carn Reserves 4 Greencastle Reserves 4
FOR the second successive week Carn were involved in an entertaining four-all draw.
The home side dominated the opening half and were two goals to nil ahead at the break. Midway through the half Brian McElhinney released Michael McLaughlin and he finished well from the edge of the area.
McLaughlin then turned provider before the interval when his cross was slotted home by Dion Diver from six yards.
Greencastle got a goal back on 52 minutes after a defensive slip allowed John McDermott to pounce and drill low past Daniel McCallion.
Dylan Cooke fired a superb twenty yards free to the top corner to restore the home side’s two goal advantage.
Greencastle again reduced the deficit when the unmarked Pauric Gillen headed home from close range.
The home side struck back when Cade Cooke fired low to the corner from sixteen yards.
On 81 minutes McDermott’s low cross was slotted home by Gillen from six yards.
Ithe final minute the visitors snatched a point when Darragh Gillen got on the end of another McDermott cross to head home.
Dunree Reserves 6 Culdaff Reserves 0
THE home side dominated the first half and it was no surprise when they broke the deadlock on 11 minutes when a Neil Moran corner eluded everyone and went in at the back post.
Marty Lynch fed Evan Barry and his superb cross was slotted home from six yards by Moran.
Moran completed his hat trick on 37 minutes when Barry again was the provider when he crossed for Moran to slot home.
The second half followed a similar pattern and Moran added his fourth of the game when he converted a David Doherty cross from close range.
He added a fifth on 65 minutes when a John Doherty cross broke off a defender and Moran calmly slotted home.
Evan Barry completed the scoring when he was upended and he dusted himself down to convert the kick past Pauric O’Donnell.Tags: