On an emotional night at Swilly Park, Jordan Nugent netted a cracking equaliser on the hour mark to earn Swilly Rovers a draw with Bonagee United.
Swilly Rovers 2 Bonagee United 2
Prior to the game, a minute’s silence was observed prior to kick-off in memory of Calum Nugent, Jordan’s brother, who died recently.
Bonagee went ahead on four minutes with a quickly taken free kick by Michael Funston from 25 yards.
Paddy Quigley in the Bonagee goal denied Finnian O’Donnell with a fine save on 14 minutes.
Swilly were level on 18 minutes when a superb Jordan Nugent cross from the right was headed home in some style by the inrushing Brad Patterson.
On 23 minutes Quigely denied Nugent with a fine save. Swilly lost Ciaran McHugh on 32 minutes to injury and was replaced by Michael Murray.
Jamie Blaney in the Swilly goal denied Aaron Wasson with a super save on 43 minutes.
Bonagee went in front again on the stroke of half time when Matty Harkin drilled home a shot from 15 yards.
Jordan Nugent on 61 minutes fired home a superb free kick to level matters. Cody Brogan with a fine effort and Jamie Lynagh from Bonagee both went close near the end but the Swilly defence stood firm.
Swilly Rovers: Jamie Blaney, Matt Mc Laughlin, Sean Crossan, Conor Doogan, Rory McCrossan, Marty McDaid, Ciaran Mc Hugh, Duncan Patterson, Finnian O’Donnell, Brad Patterson, Jordan Nugent. Subs: Daire Crossan, Warren Patterson and Michael Murray.
Bonagee United: Paddy Quigley, Cody Brogan, Ciaran Curran, Sean Hume, Cillian McLaughlin, Glen Gallagher, Michael Funston, Oran Hilley, Matty Harkin, James Lynah, Aaron Wasson. Subs: Dylan O’Brien, Ciaran Daffan.
Referee: Marty McGarrigle.
|Derry City Reserves||18||7||3||8||31||30||1||24|
|Finn Harps Reserves||18||7||1||10||36||49||-13||22||*|
|* Letterkenny Rovers awarded 3-0 win after Finn Harps didn’t field|
|** Cockhill Celtic awarded 3-0 win after Swilly Rovers didn’t field|
|*** Cockhill Celtic awarded 3-0 win after Bonagee United didn’t field|
|**** Fanad United awarded 3-0 win after Swilly Rovers didn’t field|