A LATE GARY MCFADDEN goal deep in injury time sealed a home win for Glenswilly against Four Masters in their the final All-County Football League Division 1 outings of the season.
Glenswilly 2-13 Four Masters 0-16
Report: Kieran Espey
Four Masters opened the scoring with points from Leo McHugh and Kevin Breslin but the sides were level on 10 minutes as Caolon Kelly and Paul O’Brien responded for the Glen men.
Photo caption: Gary McFadden of Glenswilly on the charge as Four Masters’ Enda Bonner cases down in Saturday’s All-County Football League Division 1 fixture at Pairc Naomh Columba. Photo: Geraldine Diver
Conor Breslin, Josh Lacey and Sean Meehan restored the visitors lead before O’Brien, Darren McGinley and Ethan Sweeney struck back. Meehan added another and was playing well, further points were exchanged and Emmet Doogan closed out the half with a fine effort.
Michael Murphy and Gary McFadden began to have a bigger influence in the second half and Ethan Sweeney got in behind the Four Masters defence to goal on 35 minutes.
Ryan Haughey had been excellent in the Four Masters goal with some fantastic point blank saves but could do little about Sweeney’s shot.
Conor Breslin and Pauric Harvey pulled Four Masters back level but Gary McFadden and Michael Murphy extended the two-point advantage again. Josh Lacey and Conor Breslin again responded before Michael Murphy slotted a 45, after another excellent save from Haughey.
Patrick Reid was having an excellent tussle with Donegal captain Murphy and capped his performance with a point on 58 minutes to leave One between the sides.
As Four Maters pushed for the winner, driven on by Leo McHugh Glenswilly turned the ball over and moved at pace for Gary McFadden – who had not made the best of a previous effort when through on goal – to finish to the Four Masters net.
Four Masters will now playoff with either Bundoran or Cloughaneely and though a very young team, they have shown great character in their final four games.
Glenswilly: Phillip O’Donnell; Joe Gibbons, Eamonn Ward, Aidan McDevitt; Oisin Crawford, Ciaran Bonner, Caolan Kelly (0-1); Cathal Gallagher (0-2), Caoimhin Marley; Ciaran Gibbons, Leon Kelly, Darren McGinley (0-2); Kealan McFadden, Paul O’Brien (0-2), Ethan Sweeney (1-1). Subs: Michael Murphy (0-2), Gary McFadden (1-3), Christopher McMonagle, Gerard McGrenra/
Four Masters: Ryan Haughey; Enda Bonner, Kevin Breslin (0-1), Shane Cannon; Dylan Kennedy, John Boyle, Josh Lacey (0-2); Karl Lacey, Leo McHugh (0-1); Sean Meehan (0-3), Kevin McBrearty (0-1), Dylan Ward (0-2); Emmet Doogan (0-1), Patrick Reid (0-1), Conor Breslin (0-3). Sub: Pauric Harvey (0-1).