Fanad United and Bonagee United played out a one-all draw at Traigh-a-Loch on Sunday in a game that was dominated by the blustery conditions.
Fanad United 1 Bonagee United 1
The first chance of the game fell to Daire McDaid for Fanad on five minutes when Darragh Black sent him clear but he dragged his shot just wide of the post.
Five minutes later Bonagee could have taken the head when Kevin Barr beat the offside trap and broke through but his shot was well saved by the alert Dane Dunworth.
With 15 minutes played, Daire McDaid broke down the left and his cross into the box was met by Tony McNamee who’s shot produced a fantastic block from Glenn Gallagher.
Fanad did have the ball in the net on 35 minutes but Daire McDaid was somewhat harshly ruled offside.
With time running out in the first half Darragh Black was denied a goal by and excellent save from Paddy Quigley in the Bonagee nets.
Bonagee started the second half on the front foot and were unlucky not to take the lead two minutes in when Michael Funston seen his shot go wide of the post.
Ten minutes later a clearance from the back deceived Dane Dunworth but as the ball looked to be going in, the alert Shaun McElwaine got back to make a goal line clearance.
With 70 minutes gone, Kevin Barr saw a well hit shot go inches wide of the far post.
With ten minutes remaining, Shaun McElwaine’s header from a free kick flew wide.
Bonagee took the lead with five minutes left on the clock. A storming run down the left by Matty Harkin saw him square the ball to Kevin Barr who made no mistake from eight yards out.
However as the clock ticked over the 90 minute mark, Fanad got an equaliser in somewhat fortuitous fashion.
When they were awarded a free 10 yards inside their own half, Tony McNamee stepped up and his deep ball into the box deceived Paddy Quigley and went straight into the net.
Fanad pushed for the remainder of injury time but couldn’t force the goal that would have put them clear at the top of the league.
Fanad United: Dane Dunworth, Keelin McElwaine, Oisin Langan, Seamus Friel (Matthew Crossan 85), Shaun McElwaine, Jordan Toland, Davitt Walsh, Daire McDaid (Kyle Black 60), Darragh Black (Caolan Kelly 75), Tony McNamee, Oisin McMenamin.
Bonagee United: Paddy Quigley, Glenn Gallagher, Rory McCrossan, Mark Harkin, Caillin McLaughlin, Jamie Lynagh, Michael Funston, Mark Brolly, Kevin Barr, Matty Harkin, Michael Doherty.
Referee: Packie Coll.Tags: