SWILLY ROVERS 3
KILDRUM TIGERS 2
Swilly Rovers Reserves came from behind to win the Ulster Senior League Division One Cup at Leckview Park last night (Thurs).
Swilly, trailing by 2 goals to 0 at half time against Kildrum Tigers, were a different team in the second half and eventually ran out 3-2 winners after a brace from one of their senior team players Micheal Doherty.
The “Tigers” raced into an early lead after 10 minutes, full back Kevin McBrearty with a fantastic direct free kick from 20 yards out and they went in at the break two goals to the good after a well struck strike from the edge of the box from Glenn Bovaird.
Swilly were well in the game and could easily have scored at least three goals during the first 45 minutes but for an excellent display of goalkeeping by young Tigers net minder Michael Lynch.
But 6 minutes into the second half and Swilly/s comeback was on.
Micheal Doherty converted a penalty after Kildrum’s Conor Crossan handled the ball on the goal line.
Referee Terance Moyne had no option but to send Crossan off and Doherty made no mistake from the spot kick.
The Ramelton men equalised in the 75th minute thanks to a close range strike from Ryan Toland and got a deserved winner shortly after, Micheal Doherty with his second on the night from a direct free kick from the edge of the box.
Afterwards Ulster Senior League Chairman Johnny McCafferty presented the Cup to the winning Swilly Rovers captain Paul Fisher.
Man of the Match: Michael Lynch(Kildrum Tigers)
Referee: Terrance Moyne
Assistants: Stephen Toner and Michael LaganTags: