Knockalla Cup Q-finals
Letterkenny Rovers 5 1 Milford Utd.
Swilly Rovers 1 1 Glenea Utd.
AET – Swilly won on pens.
Drumkeen Utd. 0 0 Derry City Res.
AET – Drumkeen Utd. won on pens.
Glengad Utd. 2 3 Cockhill Celtic
Ties to be played on Sunday, May 4th
Letterkenny Rovers v Drumkeen Utd.
Swilly Rovers v Cockhill Celtic
Match Report: Drumkeen Advance in Penalty Shoot Out
Drumkeen Utd. 0
Derry City Res. 0
Drumkeen edged Derry City Res. 4-3 on penalties after normal time and extra-time failed to produce a goal in this Knockalla Cup quarter final, played at a very windy St Patrick’s Park. The first half was scrappy enough with both teams working hard to close each other down and very few chances were created, Darren Cassidy put one over the bar and at the other end Michael Barr had an effort saved by Steven Conroy, the game was delayed just before half time when one of the young Derry players became ill and had to be taken to hospital, Derry began the second half brightly and forced an early corner which was well dealt with by keeper Conroy, then Georgie Kelly had a shot saved by Conroy, Derry had the ball in the Drumkeen net on 51 minutes but Nathan Boyle’s effort was disallowed for offside, Drumkeen had a couple more efforts Conor Carlin shot was saved by Ciaran Gallagher and then Shovlin also had an effort straight at the keeper as well. The wind was very strong in the second half which made it difficult for both teams and in extra time there were very few chances. Conor Carlin had a shot saved and Derry forced a couple of corners which no one could get on the end of and so we went to the dreaded penalty shoot-out, Steven Conroy saved the third penalty and Derry’s last penalty went over the bar, Ciaran Gallagher also saved a penalty so it ended up 4 – 3 to Drumkeen on penalties and they advance to a semi-final meeting with Letterkenny Rovers. Overall not a great game but played in a good sporting manner, referee Stephen Toner handed out four yellows, two on each side but none were for bad tackles. We wish a speedy recovery to the Derry player.
Drumkeen Utd: Steven Conroy, Michael Carroll, Dean Bonner, Ryan Gildea, Philip Whyte, Darren Cassidy, Darren McCready, Eunan Kelly, Conor Carlin, David Shovlin. Subs: Benny Bonner on for Ryan Gildea at half time, Ronan Coyle on for Eunan Kelly 70 mins, Peter McNamee on for Benny Bonner 75 mins, Jordan Duffy, Justin Deasley.
Derry City Res.: Ciaran Gallagher, Shay Dunlop, Lee Toland, Conor Barr, Caolan McLaughlin, Luke McCloskey, Michael Barr, Conor McDermott, Georgie Kelly, Conor Harkin, Tony McNamee. Subs: Nathan Boyle on for Luke McCloskey on 36 mins, Rory Holden on for Georgie Kelly, Dylan McCallion, Ronan Curtis.
Ref. S. Toner
4 Lanterns USL
Friday, April 11th in Maginn Park at 8pm
Derry City Res. v Cockhill Celtic Ref. V. McLaughlin
Sunday, April 13th at 2pm
Drumkeen Utd. v Bonagee Utd. Ref. P. Duddy
Fanad Utd. v Finn Harps Res. Ref. P. Coll
Letterkenny Rovers v Swilly Rovers Ref. S. Toner