SWILLY ROVERS are through to the last 16 of the SFAI Under-16 Cup thanks to a useful win over Oranmore from Galway at Swilly Park.
Swilly Rovers 3 Oranmore 0
A famous victory for Swilly in a hard fought encounter before a decent crowd at Swilly Park.
Oranmore applied a lot of heavy pressure in the first 20 minutes but Swilly’s defence stood firm marshalled well by the excellent Shay Callan-McFadden, brother of Kyle who recently joined Sligo Rovers.
Underage international Donal Higgins and Alan Green were just wide with two fine efforts.[adrotate group=”90″]
Swilly went ahead on 18 minutes when Sean Doherty fired home from 25 yards.
Finian O’Donnell outpaced the Oranmore defence and chipped home a delightful effort on 28 minutes to put the Ramelton men further ahead.
Frankie Campbell wrapped it up when he drove home in style from 15 yards to send the home crowd away in delight.[adrotate group=”53″]
Oranmore had a Higgins effort taken off the line near the end of a good sporting game between two fine sides.
Swilly Rovers: John Matthews, Matthew McLaughlin, Shay Callan-McFadden, Kyle McMullen, Jack McAuley, Sean Doherty, Frankie Campbell, Eoin Logue, Jason McDaid, Ronan Boyce, Finnian O’Donnell. Subs: Mark Cannon, Tony Gallagher, Oran Brogan, Dylan Dorrian, Conor Doohan, Michael Murra, Kyle Burns.
Oranmore: Aaran Callian, Kevin Horgan, Alex Fearn, Ronan Hannify, Conor Carroll, Princial Diaira, Donal Higgins, Darragh O’Connor, Daniel Araniona, Alan Green, Rory Carberry. Subs: David Walsh, Edwin Geraghty, Sean Neary, David McCarthy, Ben Wilkins, Oliver McCarroll
Letterkenny Rovers are through in the Under-14 competition after a 2-1 win over Clodiagh Rangers, after extra time, at the Aura Centre.
Toby Akinyemika gave Rovers an early lead and, after Clodiagh forced the extra period with an equaliser in the second half, the Letterkenny lads advanced to the next round thanks to a cracker by Joel Gorman.
Cappry Rovers defeated Nenagh 3-1 at Cappry Park to reach the last 16 of the SFAI Under-13 competition. James Long’s men were deserving winners. Kevin McCormick gave them the lead in the first half and Sean Ward doubled the lead in the second period with Mark Mbuli adding the third after Nenagh pulled a goal back.Tags: