Champions Fanad United made it 6 wins out of 6 in the Donegal Youth League with 1-0 victory over Letterkenny Rovers Youths at Traigh-a-Loch.
Fanad United Youths 1 Letterkenny Rovers Youths 0
It may have been a game of few chances but overall it was an entertaining game. F
anad started the stronger and took the lead in the 8th minute. When a free was awarded out on the left, Paul Bradley swung in an excellent ball which after a scramble fell to Bernard McGettigan who slotted home from 7 yards.
Letterkenny came back into the game after the goal and really should have equalised in the 21st minute.
Jordan Gallagher fired in a superb free kick to the back post which was met by Thomas Keys who headed over with the goal gaping.
The next chance of note fell to Fanad 6 minutes from the break when Darren McElwaine’s fierce shot from the edge of the box was pushed onto the post by Eoin O’Boyle in the Rovers nets.
The second half started as the first ended with both team enjoying spells of possession without creating many clear chances. On the hour mark Conor McHugh surged forward from mid-field for Fanad but his well hit shot from the edge of the box was palmed away by Eoin O’Boyle.
In the 70th minute Fanad had Paul Bradley to thank for preserving their lead when he made an excellent block on the line to deny substitute Clinton Ilupeju. 5 minutes later Fanad missed a gilt edged chance to secure the 3 points when Darren McElwaine headed over a Bradley free from close range.
With time running out, Eoghan Jordan in the Fanad goals was forced to make a full length save to deny Clinton Ilupeju.
The clearest chance of an equaliser for Rovers came in the 96th minute when Ruari Dennehy just failed to connect with a Clinton Ilupeju cross with the goal at his mercy.
Best for Fanad were Darren McElwaine, Conor McHugh and Matthew Gallagher. Best for Letterkenny were Joel Gorman, Keelin Bogle and Thomas Keys
Fanad United: Eoghan Jordan, Bernard McGettigan, Shaun Kerr (Ryan Toye 75), Peter Curran, Matthew Gallagher, Darren McElwaine, Paul Bradley, Conor McHugh, Ronan Gallagher, Keelan McGroddy, Padraig McGinty (Jonah Serrinha 35, Mark McAteer 77)
Letterkenny Rovers: Eoin O’Boyle, Darren Ferry, Ruairi Dennehy, Keelin Bogle, Thomas Keys, Joel Gorman, Ethan Coll (Jack Dwyer 45), Dylan Brolly, Ryan O’Donnell, Jordan Gallagher, Conor Friel (Clinton Ilupeju 60)
Referee: Marty Quinn.