THERE WAS ACTION aplenty in the Donegal League Saturday Divisions yesterday and here’s a run-down of what happened.
Old Orchard Saturday Division
Mulroy Celtic 3-1 Drumbar F.C.
Mulroy Celtic had a convincing win over a dogged Drumbar side with Mark Griffin continued his scintillating form with another hat trick.
The Ballybofey man has been in superb form on his return to the club and was the difference today. The game was fiery throughout. Mulroy will be delighted with the much needed three points after once again having only the bare eleven to pick from.
Griffin’s goals will grab the headlines however Shane Friel was once again magnificent in his sweeper role.
Strand Rovers 0-1 Drumkeen United
It was like a summer’s day in Maghery for this league match, just a pity the football didn’t match the fine weather.
Strand came close before half-time when a Darragh Hanlon cross bounced in front of the keeper and went over the bar. The second half saw a change of formation for Strand which saw them push further up the field and having numerous attempts and even hitting the crossbar.
It was the away team that that opened the scoring through Aaron Doherty with only minutes to go to take three points back to Drumkeen.
Glencar Celtic 1-1 Orchard FC
In perfect conditions at the community centre this was always going to be a hotly contested game.
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Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve Division
Erne Wanderers 1-0 Cappry Rovers
A well deserved win for the home side who dominated for most of the game.
Cappry came close after two minutes, hitting the bar, but apart from a terrible back pass from Ryan O’ Brien nearly putting them one up before the break that was their only real chance of the game, James Kelly scored from a corner which should of been his hat-trick had he converted his early chances, Erne came close to doubling their lead late in the second half but the game finished 1-0.
St. Catherines 2-5 Castlefin Celtic
St Catherine’s hosted Castlefin on a perfect day for football in Emerald Park.
Castlefin started brightest and had a few chances early on but it was St. Catherines who went in front when Stevie Anderson scored after cutting in from the left wing. Castlefin were back level on 30 minutes when James Mc Menamin’s shot found the net.
St. Catherines went in front again on 60 minutes when Brian Smith scored from the penalty spot. Damien Doherty headed Castlefin level from a corner on 65 minutes. Ronan Tourish put Castlefin in front on 80 minutes despite looking a mile offside. Castlefin added two more in the dying minutes through Gavin McNulty.
Drumoghill F.C. 2-4 Glenea United
Glenea ran out winners in this hard fought game after coming from two down with Aiden Ferry grabbing a hat-trick.
Drumoghill had taken the lead on the stroke of half time after some good work from J O’ Kane to send Mark Gibson through on goal to put Drumoghill one ahead at the break .
Within minutes of the re-start Drumoghill grabbed their second of the day when Christy Martin played a lovely ball in behind the Glenea defence for Shay McDaid to latch onto and with only the keeper to beat he fired into the top corner.
This sparked a reaction in the Glenea camp and within a fifteen minute spell after going two down they were three two ahead courtesy of a Ferry hat-trick.
Drumoghill did push for the equaliser and in doing so left openings at the back for another Glenea attack with Ferry also getting an assist for Glenea’s final goal when his pass sent Gerry McGuire through on goal to send his team home with all three points.Tags: