Results & Reports 21.07.14
Donegal News League Cup
Cockhill Celtic 2 1 Drumkeen Utd.
Swilly Rovers 2 1 Bonagee Utd.
Fanad Utd. 0 2 Finn Harps Res.
DPD Div. 1
Drumkeen Utd. 1 2 Bonagee Utd.
4 Lanterns USL
Drumkeen Utd 1 9 Cockhill Celtic
Fanad Utd. 1 5 Letterkenny Rovers
Swilly Rovers 1 2 Bonagee Utd.
Donegal News League Cup
Swilly Top Group
Swilly Rovers 2
Bonagee Utd. 1
The home side emerged with the three points from this league cup encounter, a game in which Bonagee needed to win to stand any chance of progression to the semi-final stages. The away side started much brighter and there were obvious signs of a cup final hangover from the home team and this lead to Bonagee going ahead on fifteen minutes with Aidan Mc Laughlin scoring a rebound from his own penalty which was excellently saved by Gareth Wade. Swilly reacted and got an equaliser on thirty minutes after Darren McKeever was released down the left and he crossed for Kyle Black to tap home. Swilly then got their noses in front with Neil Harkin getting free on the left hand side and his delightful chipped cross found Michael Mc Hugh lurking at the back post to head Swilly into the break with the lead which was rather harsh on the away side.
The second half took much the same pattern with Bonagee pressing for and equaliser but for a few great stops from Wade would have scored, one sublime save in particular from a Paddy O Loan header. Swilly’s only real chance of note fell to Neil Harkin who’s curling shot late on was tipped around the post by Stephen Conroy. The home side held out for a win which sees them continue on their fine recent run which has seen them win eight games in a row in all competitions and they now look forward to a home semi-final in this competition.
Swilly Rovers : Gareth Wade, James Doherty, Ryan Shields, Dylan Hegarty, Gareth Colhoun, Darren McKeever, Neil Harkin, Jordan Toland, Laurence Toland, Michael Mc Hugh, Kyle Black. Subs: Marty McDaid, Ryan McDaid, Daniel O’Donnell, Darren Dunworth.
Bonagee Utd: Stephen Conroy, Eoin Sheridan, Daryl Brown, Paddy O’Loan, Frankie Mc Brearty, Ciaran Curran, Chris Moran, Aidan Mc Laughlin, Kevin Doran, Ryan Mc Fadden. Subs: Jake Whelan, Reece Short, Sam Murphy, Darren Smyth
Cockhill Celtic 2
Drumkeen Utd. 1
Cockhill progressed to the semi-final of the league cup after making hard work in defeating a hard working Drumkeen team. Cockhill started on the front foot and took the game to the visitors from the start. The home side created numerous chances in the 1st half but failed to make them count with some poor finishing and good goal keeping. Drumkeen offered little going forward and were glad to see half time at 0:0.
Cockhill changed formation slightly at half time pushing Jimmy Bradley to a more advanced role, this seemed to give Cockhill a better cutting edge. The home side continued to press forward in the second half and chances were missed until central midfielder Malachy Mc Dermott broke the deadlock on the hour mark. Cockhill got a second with 15 minutes remaining when the hard working Bradley latched on to a through ball from Daniel Doherty and finished well. 2-0 Cockhill. Drumkeen got a consolation goal in the 90th minute when Richie Moore pounced on some slack defending to finish well past Cullen in the home goal. Final score Cockhill 2 Drumkeen United 1.
Harps Get Away Win
Fanad Utd. 0
Finn Harps Res. 2
This game took a while to get going and the first real action didn’t place until the 14th when Shane Buchannan had his shot well blocked by Kyle Burke. In the 18th minute Brian McVeigh put David Edwards through on goal but he shot straight at Harps keeper Conor McBride. Harps took the lead in the 22nd minute when a poor ball out of defence was latched onto by Adrian Hanlon who shot into the corner of the net past Joe Coll. Harps could have extended their lead on the half hour when David Ward’s free kick was headed wide by Conor McGlynn. Fanad missed a golden opportunity to equalise in the 65th minute when Jaydee Allawiye put David Edwards through and his cut back was missed at the back post by Adam Serrinha with the goal gaping. Harps extended their lead in the 72nd minute when former Fanad player Shane Buchannan, who was lucky to be still on the pitch, beat the offside trap and finished into the net. 2 minutes later Jaydee Allawiye met Dean McCarry’s perfect cross at the back post but his first time volley found the side net. In the 75th minute the same two players combined to set up Mark Friel whose header went just wide. Best for Fanad were Kyle Burke and Jaydee Allawiye. Best for Harps were Conor McBride and Dylan Quinn.
Fanad United: Joe Coll, Kyle Burke, Johnny Logue, Shay Durning (Adam Sahli 59), Kevin Murray (Conor McGonigle 59), Jaydee Allawiye, Mark Friel, Brian McVeigh, Mark Wilson (Dean McCarry 73), David Edwards, Adam Serrinha
Finn Harps Reserves: Conor McBride, Conor McGlynn, Aaron Scanlon, Dylan Quinn, Hugh Moy, David Ward, Chris Darby, Dean McConnell, Shane Buchannan, Adrian Hanlon, David Sweeney
Ref: Vincent McLaughlin
DPD Div 1
Drumkeen Utd. 1
Bonagee Utd. 2
The visitors took all three points in this match courtesy of two Sam Murphy penalties. A draw would probably have been a fair result but the home team will be disappointed to have given away two penalties. Both teams had a couple of efforts early on but the only one that needed a save was Sam Murphy’s effort that was well saved by Michael Gibson in the Drumkeen goal, Peter Mc Namee was heavily involved for Drumkeen and it was a foul on him that led to the opening goal of the game for Drumkeen. He was brought down on the edge of the box and Gary Patton caught the Bonagee keeper off guard with a quickly taken free kick amid claims from Bonagee that they were not ready. Both teams played some nice football and Bonagee probably had more possesion after going a goal down. Drumkeen keeper Gibson was having a fine game and his bravery resulted in an injury following a collision with Paddy O Loan who was also injured, thankfully both players were able to continue. Both teams had a couple of efforts before half time. Paul Bonner had a great effort from thirty yards after Peter McNamee headed the ball down to him and at the other end Odhran Barron had an effort that went wide and Sam Murphy forced a save from Gibson. At the start of the second half Drumkeen should have doubled their advantage as Peter Mc Namee should have scored before he was fouled by Bonagee keeper Duffy on the edge of the box, The resulting free kick was wasted as it was hit straight at the wall, Bonagee got back on level terms after sixty three minutes when they were awarded a penalty for a foul on Sam Murphy.who took the penalty himself and coolly slotted it home. The last twenty minutes were very stop start as there were injuries to two players in separate incidents. Paddy O Loan of Bonagee and Drumkeen’s Rory Gildea both had to go off as a result of their injuries. These stoppages disrupted the flow of the game and it became scrappy. As the end of the match was drawing near Bonagee were awarded their second penalty when Ciaran Gibson was adjudged to have been fouled in the box. Sam Murphy again stepped up to take the penalty and made no mistake from the spot. There was very little time for Drumkeen to equalise so the visitors went home with the spoils. Michael Gibson, Gary Patton and Peter McNamee did well for the hosts, while Sam Murphy looks a great prospect for Bonagee. DRUMKEEN- Michael Gibson, Johnny Black, Darren Bonner, Kevin Boyle, Rory Gildea, Gary Patton, Shane Laverty, Lee Guthrie, Peter McNamee, Paul Bonner, Kevin Bonner. SUBS Liam McGill for Darren Bonner, Marc Conway for Johnny Black, Gerard Bonner for Rory Gildea
BONAGEE – Roy Duffy, Aaron McCormack. Paddy McLaughlin. Jack Lafferty, Paddy O Loan, Jake Whelan, Ethan McCormack, Hugh McDaid, Sam Murphy, Odhran Barron, Kevin Doran, SUBS Ciaran Gibson for Paddy O Loan, Noah Sanni for Ethan McCormack,
4 Lanterns USL
Swilly Rovers 1
Bonagee Utd 2
There was a sting in the tale in this entertaining encounter at Swilly Park as Bonagee scored two goals in the last two minutes to claim all three points. Swilly were much changed from their recent cup victory with only four survivors from that starting line up. The return of Terence Shiels after an eight month absence and Anthony Fisher, Darren Dunworth and John Roulstone all excelled on their return to the side. Swilly had led from the 18th minute when Laurence Tolands excellent through ball was dispatched to the net by Kyle Black. The game was very tight after this and Swilly’s rear-guard defended very well with John Roulstone pulling off an excellent save to deny Ryan Mc Fadden. Swilly also tested Conroy in the visitors net but a mixture of excellent goalkeeping and Michael Mc Hugh wastefulness kept them at bay. Just as the game looked to be heading the hosts way, Decky Lynch rose unmarked to power home a great header and the visitors weren’t finished there after some good work down the left by Eoin Sheridan and his cross was directed back across goal to the unmarked Aidan Mc Laughlin to volley home. This a welcome victory for the visitors which also brings to an end a great run of eight victories for the home side.
Swilly Rovers: John Roulstone, Ryan Shields, Anthony Fisher, Darren Dunworth, Gareth Colhoun, Terence Shiels, Daniel O’Donnell, Jordan Toland, Laurence Toland, Michael Mc Hugh, Kyle Black. Subs : Ryan Mc Daid, Marty McDaid & Duncan Patterson.
Bonagee: Steven Conroy, Jamie Lynagh, Decky Lynch, Glenn Rainey, Frankie Mc Brearty, Eoin Sheridan, Chris Moran, Ryan Mc Fadden, Aidan Mc Laughlin, Kevin Barr Subs : Kevin Doran, Colm Paul Robb, Hugh Mc Daid, Ciaran Curran & Aaron Mc Cormick.
Fanad Utd 1
Letterkenny Rovers 5
Letterkenny Rovers bounced back from cup final disappointment by defeating Fanad Utd convincingly on a beautiful day for football at Traigh-a-Loch. Rovers came out of the traps quicker and raced into a two goal lead after twenty minutes.
A quick throw in by Glenn Gallagher found its way to Oisin McMenamin and his cross was met by Darren McElwaine who was unmarked at the edge of the 6 yard box and he had no problem directing his header past the hapless Joe Coll to put Rovers ahead on 14 minutes. Fanad were reeling from this early setback and barely had time to recover when the visitors doubled the advantage just 3 minutes later. Again Oisin McMenamin was involved and he teed up Johnny Bonner who with a mercurial piece of skill found space before threading a sublime pass through to Aaron O’Hagan whose right footed shot found the corner of the net. Fanad almost got back into the game almost immediately. Brian McVeigh with a wonderful pass found Daire McDaid who just got to the ball ahead of the advancing Christopher O’Donnell in the Rovers goal but the Termon man shot agonizingly wide from a narrow angle. Rovers had good chances through McMenamin and McElwaine before the goal that ended the game as a contest arrived on 37 minutes. Substitute Stevie Okakpo, who had replaced the injured Neil Lloyd, set up McMenamin and his low cross found its way to McElwaine and he shot home from 8 yards to ensure Rovers went in at the interval with a comfortable advantage.
Fanad started the second half brighter and had a couple of half chances through shots from McVeigh and McDaid before Rovers scored again on 57 minutes. Johnny Bonner who was instrumental throughout latched onto a poor back pass before setting up Oisin McMenamin. The Newtoncunningham man spotted Joe Coll off his line and he scored with an audacious lob with the ball going in off the post. Johnny Bonner twice came close to extending the visitors advantage before Letterkenny were reduced to 10 men on 67 minutes. Referee Packi Coll had no hesitation in brandishing a red card to Christopher Malseed for a tackle on Jaydee Aliwaye much to the annoyance of the Rovers management who thought it was a yellow card at most. From then on the game became wide open with good chances coming and going for all three Rovers subs Kenny Doran, Stevie Okakpo and Gareth Doherty while Christopher O’Donnell had to be quick off his line to deny Dean McCarry for Fanad. Fanad did get a consolation goal on 87 minutes, Adam Serrinha did well beating a couple of men in midfield before finding Brian McVeigh. The Portsalon man did well beating two defenders before drilling a low right footed shot low past O’Donnell in the Rovers goal. Letterkenny did have the last say in the game when following some more opportunism by McMenamin. He found Kenny Doran with a sweet cross and the former Kildrum man found the net with a diving header from 8 yards to complete a 5-1 victory. Next up for Fanad is a league cup shield semi-final against Bonagee on the 3rd August while Letterkenny are back in league action next Sunday when they host Bonagee Utd in the Cathedral Town derby.
Fanad Utd; Joe Coll, Jordan McBride, Kyle Burke, Johnny Logue, Kevin Murray, Jaydee Alawiye, Joe Friel, Brian McVeigh, David Edwards, Daire McDaid, Dean McCarry. Subs; Adam Salhi for McDaid 62 mins, Shay Durning for Alawiye 75, Adam Serrinha for Friel 75
Letterkenny Rovers; Christopher O’Donnell, Glenn Gallagher, Neil Lloyd, John Doherty, Ryan Gildea, Christopher Malseed, David Shovlin, Aaron O’Hagan, Darren McElwaine, Oisin McMenamin, Johnny Bonner. Subs; Stevie Okakpo for Lloyd 31mins, Kenny Doran for Shovlin 63, Gareth Doherty for McElwaine 78
Cockhill Hammer Drumkeen
Drumkeen Utd. 1
Cockhill Celtic 9
Cockhill took another step towards retaining their title with a comprehensive victory in Drumkeen. This was always going to be an uphill struggle for the home team and their cause was not helped when they went behind after six minutes when Derek Doherty was left with a simple tap in after a defensive mix up. Drumkeen were defending bravely but they soon found themselves four goals behind after goals from Mal McDermott and two from Garbhán Friel. Gerard Bonner pulled a goal back for Drumkeen when he finished well after intercepting a Mc Dermott back pass. Derek Doherty added a fifth for Cockhill before half time. Cockhill added further goals in the second half through Friel, O’Connor and O’Donnell. The home team, who were missing a few regulars, battled on bravely but Cockhill were just too strong.
Drumkeen Utd.: Michael Gibson, Shane Laverty, Kevin Boyle, Mickey Lafferty, Benny Bonner, Gary Patton, Odhran Grant, Peter McNamee, Gerard Bonner, Justin Deasley, Sean Peoples
Cockhill Celtic: Gavin Cullen, Kieran McLaughlin, Oisin Mc Laughlin, Mal McDermott, William O’Connor, Liam O’Donnell, Conor Carlin, Garbhán Friel, Gerry Gill, James Bradley. Subs Paul McDermott and Mark Moran on for Oisin McLaughlin and Gerry Gill. Referee Paul Duddy.
DPD First Division
|Bonagee Utd Res.||4||4||0||0||13||4||9||12|
|Letterkenny Rovers Res.||3||3||0||0||13||3||10||9|
|Drumkeen Utd. Res.||5||2||0||2||10||11||-1||6|
|Swilly Rovers Res.||4||0||1||3||5||14||-9||1|
|Fanad Utd. Res||4||0||1||3||3||12||-9||1|
4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League Table 20.07.14
|Team||P||W||D||L||For||Against||+ / –||Pts.|
|Derry City Res.||11||8||3||0||29||13||16||27|
|Finn Harps Res.||10||2||0||8||9||22||-13||6|
League Cup Group A
League Cup Group B
|*Derry City Res||6||4||1||1||14||8||6||13|
|Finn Harps Res.||6||2||0||4||8||12||-4||6|
*Derry City deducted 3 points and Letterkenny awarded 3-0 victory for game on 29/06/14 by Disciplinary committee.
Saturday, July 26th at 2pm
DPD Div. 1
Bonagee Utd. Res. v Swilly Rovers Res. Ref Vincent McLaughlin
Fanad Utd. Res. v Drumkeen Utd. Res. Ref Stephen Toner
Sunday, July 27th at 2pm
4 Lanterns USL
Cockhill Celtic v Swilly Rovers. Ref Stephen Toner
Drumkeen Utd. v Finn Harps Res. Ref Packie Coll
Letterkenny Rovers v Bonagee Utd. Ref Paul Duddy