ARRANMORE UNITED continued their rich vein of form this season with a comprehensive win over Drumkeen United.
Old Orchard Division One
Arranmore United 4-0 Drumkeen United
Arranmore United took the points from this windy encounter in the island.
The game started with Drumkeen having more of the ball with the wind to their backs. They came close once or twice with John Greene doing well to save one long range shot which seemed to move all over the place.
The breakthrough came when Gavin Mc Glanaghey found space in the area and following a brilliant cross he powered a header which via the keeper’s hand and crossbar to the back of the net. Arranmore came out with plenty of intent for the second half but could have been pegged back as Peter McNamee almost got in to score.
This served a warning and Arran duly got number two when Greene kicked long and McGlanaghey controlled brilliantly before placing the ball in the top corner with a brilliant finish.
Drumkeen lost a man midway through the half when Mc Namee was sent off. Two became three on 72 minutes as Conor Proctor brilliantly found the top corner with a left footed strike. Drumkeen continued to work with John Rodgers playing well in central defence but Conor Proctor found space again following a good through ball from Marty Proctor and his effort was parried to the feet of Chris McGlanaghey, who hammered home.
Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve Division
Castlefin Celtic 4-0 Erne Wanderers
Castlefin Celtic maintained their 100% unbeaten home record with a comfortable victory over Erne Wanderers.
The home side started the brighter and took the lead when a Matthew O’ Rourke corner was stabbed home by James Mc Menamin with 15 minutes played. The hosts began to dominate and doubled their advantage when a Marcus Curran shot had too much power for the keeper and he bundled it into the net after 35 minutes.
The hosts increased their lead when a Brian Dooher through ball set Matthew O’ Rourke through on goal and he slotted home just before the break. Erne started the second period the brighter and were rewarded with a penalty but Castlefin keeper Keith Neilis saved Packie Hills’ spot kick. Castlefin put the game to bed when Marcus Curran finished from 20 yards to increase the home sides advantage.
Glenree United 1-5 Milford United
Glenree hosted Milford today in windy conditions.
The two sides started brightly with both creating chances. The home side took the lead through Martin Cullen. The away side drew level mid-way through the first half when they were awarded a penalty. Mark Flood converted.
In the second half Milford took the lead when a shot came back off the upright and bounced in off the Glenree keeper.
Darren Mc Laughlan extended the visitor’s lead when he finished well from a rebound that the Glenree keeper did well to stop. Glenree then put through their own net after some good play from Ciaran Blaney. Blaney rounded off the win for the visitors with a neat finish.
Donegal Town 4-0 Keadue Rovers
Donegal Town dominated this game from the off.
Gary Ward put Donegal ahead after 20 minutes with an outstanding individual goal. Ward went past two Keadue defenders before firing into the top corner from 20 yards. Ward soon doubled Donegal’s lead when he got on the end of Nathan Ward’s excellent chipped through ball. Ward fired the ball into the roof of the net from inside the Keadue box. 2-0 at half time.
The second half played out similar to the first although Keadue started well and came into the game. Donegal substitute Conor Rooney made an instant impact on the game scoring from 25 yards with his second touch of the ball and putting Donegal out of Keadue’s reach. Gary Ward got his third goal late in the game sealing a man of the match performance and the three points for Donegal.
Cappry Rovers 3-0 Drumoghill FC
This game was played on Friday night in poor conditions in Cappry Park with Darren O’Lary grabbing a hat-trick.
The home side started well and took the lead in the 15th minute when O’Leary scored with a fine lob. Both teams went close to scoring on a few occasions. In the 34th minute O’Leary added his and Cappry’s second with a fine effort from 20 yards. Cappry had a few chances to add to their lead in the second half but couldn’t find a way past the Drumoghill keeper. O’Leary got his hat trick in the 73rd minute following a fine Cappry move.
Curragh Athletic 2-3 Glenea United
Glenea United came from two down to defeat Curragh Athletic.
Curragh began strongly with Simon Cromie up front and seemed to dominate possession early on.
Working hard Cromie set up the first goal for Michael Kearney to finish from the edge of the box on 20 minutes. Glenea responded well but Curragh broke on the counter attack. Simon Canning played it wide to Don Maguire and he sent Canning in on goal to finish well.
Glenea rang the changes at half time with several strong players coming on to boost their team. It wasn’t long before they had a goal back from a good move after 50 minutes through Aodhan Ferry.
Glenea then got a second when Daniel Cannon was on target and had the bit between their teeth at this stage. They got the winner on 76 minutes through Ciaran McGeady.