Inishowen League side Greencastle defeated Bonagee United of the Ulster Senior League to reach the semi-finals of the Knockalla Carvans Senior Cup at Chapel Lane.
Greencastle FC 2 Bonagee United 1
Greencastle started well and on 2 minutes Christy Hegarty fed Nigel McMonagle but his effort was deflected behind. From the corner the ball broke to Jamie McCormick who fired over from 20 yards.
Bonagee then took the lead when they were awarded a penalty after a foul in the area and Dean Larkin despatched the ball low to the bottom right hand corner past Dillon Doherty.
Minutes later another snapshot from Larkin was well saved by Doherty. Greencastle replied forcing four corners in a row but failed to trouble Kieran Duffin in the visitors goal.
On 29 minutes Stephen Grant beat a defender and found McCormick who fired just wide from the edge of the area. Grant again cut in from the right hand side but his effort was well saved by Duffin.
Bonagee broke and a deep cross was headed over by Kevin Barr. At the other end a 25 yards free from Shaun Doherty sailed just over the left hand post before another free from Doherty was well gathered by Duffin just before the interval.
Greencastle started the second half well and McMonagle was denied in the area by a Mark Harkin tackle before Christy Hegarty then turned well and fired over the bar.
Greencastle continued to press and Hegarty headed McCormicks cross just wide before a McCormick free came off the wall to Gavin Harkin who fired the rebound over the bar. The home side got back on terms when Stephen Grant cut inside and curled a sweet left footed effort to the bottom corner from 22 yards.
Midway through the half they took the lead when Sean Doherty converted a retaken penalty after McMonagle had been upended.
Bonagee replied with Barr seeing his effort well saved by Doherty. Greencastle broke and when Hegarty won possession he fed McMonagle but his effort crashed off the post.
Hegarty then broke on the left and fed the overlapping David Henry but his effort was deflected wide and from the corner Hegarty headed wide.
Greencastle continued to look dangerous with Grant finding McMonagle who fired over the top. Bonagee pushed forward in the closing minutes but failed to trouble Doherty in the home goal as the home side advance to the semi finals.