MILFORD. 1-14 V 2-09 Termon. Ryan Mc Mahon for Milford and Eoin Doherty for Termon exchanged early frees before Conor Mc Hugh kicked a fine point from play to give Milford the lead. Mc Mahon then broke through for a goal chance but keeper Daire Russell denied him with an excellent save. A goal did come a minute later but at the other end when a quick Termon free found Sean Mc Nulty and he blasted the ball home from ten yards out to put Termon 1-01 to 0-02 ahead. Ryan Mc Mahon converted two frees to level it and then blasted home a penalty after Ryan Toye had been fouled and Milford were a goal ahead. But not for long as Termon Shane Doherty raced from half-way past several defenders and drilled the ball past Ryan Flood for a super goal and the teams were level at 1-04 to 2-01. Then Termon took over with five points in a row, Eoin Doherty scored from both play and a free, Shane Doherty did the same, and in between Jamie Grant got one from play to leave it 2-06 to 1-04 in Termon’s favour. Milford finally got going again and late points by Ronan Docherty and Rory O Donnell left it 2-06 to 1-06 at the break. Conor mc Fadden and Anton Grant got points for Termon and Rory O Donnell and Ryan Mc Mahon replied for Milford in the opening ten minutes of the second-half only some desperate goal-line blocking by Termon denied a Milford goal. After a scoreless seven minute period Mc Mahon kicked a super score from play to leave two between them 2-08 to 1-09 to Termon. Shane Doherty hit back for Termon with a fine point to leave three in it again but Milford then proceeded to kick the last five points of the match to win it. Conor Mc Hugh replied immediately and it was back to two , points by Conor Gormley and Ronan Dochertyt levelled it and then in the 58th minute Ryan Toye put Milford ahead, before the excellent Conor Mc Hugh drove forward to score his third point and put Milford two in front and that was enough to take the title. MILFORD ; Ryan Flood, Luke Serrinha, Niall Trearty, Conor Coll, Dane Dunworth, Conor Mc Hugh (0-3 ), Peter Curran, Ryan Mc Mahon ( 1-5 4f ), Ronan Docherty (0-2 ), Ryan Toye 0-1 Jamie Lee Blaney, Darragh Greene, Oisín Doherty, Rory O Donnell( 0-2 ), Andreas Afxentiou. SUBS ; Conor Gormley ( 0-1 ),for Oisín Doherty ( h/t ), Dylan Dorrian for Blaney( 54mins ), TERMON ; Daire Russell, Caolan Gallagher, Ciaran Black, Rhys Mullen, Marcus Sweeney, Oisín Cassidy, Brian Alcorn, Barry Gallagher, Ruairi Dennehy, Sean Mc Nulty ( 1-0 ), Shane Doherty ( 1-3 ), Conor Mc Fadden ( 0-1 ), Jamie Grant ( 0-1 ), Eoin Doherty (0-3 ), Anton Grant ( 0-1 ). SUBS; Alfie Duggan for Mc Fadden ( 45mins ), Mc Fadden for Cassidy ( 57mins ). Derek Harkin for Gallagher ( 60mins ). REFEREE ; Enda Mc Feely ( Convoy ).
Milford clinch Division Two Minor Championship Title
written by Chris McNulty September 16, 2017
Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.
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