Dungloe let an eight-point half-time lead slip as St Michael’s edged matters at Rosses Park last night.
Dungloe 1-11 St Michael’s 4-4
By Martina Reilly at Rosses Park
Having lead at the break by eight points, home players and spectators left the park in disappointment, wondering when would the luck change and the hop of the ball would go in their favour.
Ciaran Gallagher, Liam Kelly, Liam Paul Ferry and Colin McFadden netted the goals for the Creeslough-Dunfanaghy representatives.
Christy Toye opened the scoring of the first half after four minutes but the home side had points from Conor O’Donnell, Ryan Greene (f) Matthew Ward, Danny Rodgers (f) and 1-1 from Ryan Greene in the last 10 minutes to go in at half time 1-6 to 0-1 ahead
The second half proved the saying it was a game of two halves.
On 32 minutes St Michael’s Ciaran Gallagher ran at the Dungloe defence and fired to the back of Danny Rodgers goal.
This was quickly followed by another goal when Martin McElhinney headed for goals and laid off to Liam Kelly who finished to the back of the net.
Conor Greene pointed for the home side to stretch the lead further but on the counter attack Liam Paul Ferry beat Danny Rodgers in the Dungloe goals to level matters.
With 7 minutes gone in the second half Liam Paul Ferry hit a point to put his team a point ahead.
Ryan Greene hit two points (1f) to edge his side in front again but the visitors kept in touch with a point from Hugh O’Donnel.
Another Ryan Greene free swung the game in favour of the home side but St Michael’s hit another goal on 59 minutes from the boot of Colin McFadden.
A Danny Rodgers free narrowed the gap as the clock entered injury time but Andew Kelly fired over a point at the other end to make sure the visitors left Rosses Park with the points in the bag.
Dungloe: Danny Rodgers (0-2f), Doalty Boyle, Mark Curran, Jason McBride, David McCarron, Matt O’Donnell, Matthew Ward (0-1), Ryan Connors, Noel McBride, Mark Sweeney Ryan Greene (1-6 4f), Caolan Ward, Martin McGlynn, Conor Grenee (0-1), Conor O’Donnell (0-1). Subs: Luke Neely for McGlynn, Adrian Sweeney for C.O’Donnell, Raymond Sweeney for Connors, Alan Rodgers for Ward.
St Michaels: Aaron Boyer, Jamie Hunter, Stephen Doak, Michael Gallagher, Ruairi Friel, Ciaran Gallagher (1-0), Oisin Langan, Christy Toye (0-1), Martin McElhinney, Colin McFadden (1-0), Liam Paul Ferry (1-0), Liam Kelly (1-0), Hugh O’Donnell (0-1), Andrew Kelly (0-2), Odhran McFadden. Sub: Peter Sweeney for Kelly
Referee: Robbie O’DonnellTags: