THERE WERE goals galore across some lopsided ties in the Buncrana Credit Union Cup this afternoon. Here are today’s match reports
Buncrana Hearts 4 Rasheney FC 0
Buncrana dominated the majority of the opening half with Bart Wesoloski heading an early chance over after Calvin Gallaghers cross.
Wesoloski made amends on 17 minutes when he rose to meet Declan Fullertons cross and power a heard past Paddy McGilloway from eight yards.
Fullerton was causing all sorts of bother on the left and from one cross Wesoloski was denied by McGilloway before Aaron McDaid fired wide at the back post and McDaid saw an attempted lob clawed away by McGilloway.
Rasheney spurned a clear chance on 35 minutes after David McLaughlin got in behind the home defence but blasted over the bar from fifteen yards.
Within minutes Buncrana doubled their lead when Fullerton’s mazy run took a wicked deflection off a defender to wrong foot McGilloway. Buncrana resumed on the front foot with McDaid seeing a fifteen yards effort clip the bar on the way over.
At the other end Cormac Dillon found space on the edge of the area but failed to hit the target. Buncrana increased their lead on 63 minutes when Stephen McHugh’s cross found McDaid who fired in off the underside of the bar.
Liam McCarron then fired over before they ended the scoring after McDaid advanced on the right and fired past McGilloway.
Aileach FC 4 Carn FC 0
Aileach started well and after 5 minutes Aaron Nash stung the palms of Gerard Crossan in the Carn goal with a 20 yard shot.
Carn responded and Cade Cooke got free down the right and Kyle Dougal did well to save the wingers effort with his feet.
The home side took the lead on 10 minutes when Gareth McGlynn latched on to a Darren Gallagher through ball and calmly slotted past Crossan from 8 yards.
Carn were having to work hard to keep the home side at bay but were still dangerous on the break.
On one of these occasions Darragh Deery got good possession on the edge of the Aileach box before turning sharply but his shot lacked the power to trouble Dougal in the home goal.
Aileach doubled their lead on 25 minutes when Gareth McGlynn was taken down in the box and Thomas McMonagle converted the resulting spot kick.
The second half followed a similar pattern to the first with the home side having the lions share of possession and Carn having to work hard all over the pitch.
But for fine performances from Ryan Kelly at centre half and Gerard Crossan in goal the home side would surely have stretched their lead.
The third finally arrived on 75 minutes when Darren McMonagle played in Ethan Canning who finished well from 10 yards.
With the away side tiring a fourth followed shortly afterwards when Thomas McMonagle crossed for the inrushing Ethan Canning to finish from close range to complete the scoring.
Culdaff FC 0 Cockhill Celtic Youths 1
In an entertaining game on Saturday night in good conditions Cockhill advanced to the next round with a narrow but deserved win over the home side who battled extremely hard and restored a bit of pride after last weeks defeat.
There were few clear chances at either end in the first half. For the visitors Ryan Doherty fired a free kick narrowly wide while Oisin O’Flaherty had a glancing header well gathered by Darragh McLaughlin.
At the other end Michael Coyle saw an effort saved by Michael O Doherty. The visitors broke the deadlock in the 35th minute after the home defence failed to clear a free kick and the ball broke for Michael Noone to lash the ball to the net from close range. McLaughlin then made a superb reaction save after a defender headed the ball towards his own goal.
On 56 minutes Eugene McLaughlin intercepted a crossfield ball and advanced but his well struck effort sailed over.
Cockhill responded and McLaughlin in the home goal produced two good stops to deny Eoin McNamee on both occasions.
Culdaff pressed in the final ten minutes with a looping Thomas O’Brien cross from the right tipped over by Doherty before Aiden Cunningham fired a late free wide.
The visitors saw out the game to advance to the quarter finals.
QPS 1 Greencastle FC 4
The visitors got off to the perfect start in the opening minutes when Nigel McMonagle controlled a Christy Hegarty cross and turned sharply to drill a left footed effort to the bottom corner past Aiden Lynch.
In fairness the point responded well to this set back with Lee Barr seeing a free gathered by Dylan Doherty, Caolan McColgan firing just over and Stephen McKendry ‘s speculative effort drifting just over.
On 37 minutes the visitors then went close after McMonagle released Hegarty but Lynch advanced to block well with his legs.
The home side had the last effort of the half after s Shay Lynch effort was well held by Doherty. Both sides had efforts saved in the opening five minutes with Ronan Doherty denied by Lynch and McKendry seeing Doherty gather his effort.
Greencastle doubled their lead on 61 minutes when Ronan Doherty got on the end of an Eamon Donnelly free to blast to the roof of the net.
Minutes later Michael Henry scored the goal of the game from the angle of the area when he fired a superb effort to the top corner.
Greencastle made it four nil on 79 minutes after Stephen Grant advanced and fed McMonagle who dinked the ball over the advancing Lynch.
The home side got the goal they deserved when Deaglan Bowen unleashed a brilliant effort from 25 yards low past Doherty and into the bottom corner. The point then had Josh Boyle red carded for an altercation.
Dunree United 5 Redcastle United 0
Dunree got off to a great start when they opened the scoring on 11 minutes after Thomas Mulhern turned sharply on the edge of the area and fired low past Michael McCole.
They doubled their lead on 20 minutes when Kyle Barrett fired a stunning twenty five yards shot to the top corner. Things got worse for the visitors after a Jamie Brosnan cross found Peter O’Neill whose effort took a wicked deflection on its way past McCole.
Before the break Liam Baldrick sent Mulhern away on the right and his cross was side footed home from six yards by Brosnan for a fine team goal.
Redcastle tried hard after the break but the closest they came was on the hour mark with Brendan Murphy seeing his fine shot tipped around the post by John Lafferty.
Dunree sealed their passage to the quarter finals when Ryan Doherty rounded McCole but saw his effort blocked on the line only for Brosnan to nip in and slot home.
Glengad United 5 Gleneely Colts 0
Premier Division Glengad dominated the possession stakes but found the visitors defence a tough nut to crack.
Seamus Doherty had an early effort well saved by Sean McGuinness on 11 minutes. Glengad opened the scoring on 27 minutes when Dillon Ruddy fed Stephen McLaughlin who beat a defender and drilled a low ball across for brother Christopher to side foot home from six yards.
Matthew Byrne and Finn McClure had long range efforts well dealt with by McGuinness before a Cathal McDaid cross found goalscorer McLaughlin whose header came back off the base of the post. The home side were dealt a further injury blow when Stephen Mclaughlin had to go off with an ankle injury on the stroke of half time.
Glengad got a dream start to the second period when a Patrick McDermott corner fell at the back post for Matthew Byrne to slot low past McGuinness.
On 55 minutes they made it three nil when John McDaid picked out Seamus Doherty on the edge of the area and he unleashed a superb strike to the top corner.
Christy McLaughlin then pounced on a defensive slip to race clear and make it four nil. Gleneely kept trying and first John Doherty got on the end of Eddie McNamee s cross but fired wide.
Cory O’Brien squared the ball to Adrian Duffy who fired narrowly wide from the edge of the area. Glengad completed the scoring late on when substitute Nathan McConalogue crossed for Cathal McDaid to slot home.
Clonmany Shamrocks 1 Moville Celtic 0
First Division leaders Clonmany had the better of the chances in the opening half. But Moville had the first chance when Jack McConalogue got on the end of a Michael McNaught cross but sidefooted over the bar from eight yards.
Clonmany replied and were on top for the remainder of the half. Shane McCaul sent Jason Devlin through and when forced wide by Ryan Coyle he laid the ball back to full back Matthew Brennan whose effort was headed off the line by Puaric Skelly.
Midway through the half a Jake Harkin effort hit both posts before being cleared by the Moville defence. Clonmany took the lead on the stroke of half time after McCaul was tripped in the area and Oisin Hession blasted high past Coyle.
Clonmany had an early chance in the second half when Steve Harkin release Jason Devlin but off balance he fired wide.
Moville dominated possession for long periods but failed to create any clear cut chances as the home defence stood firm.
Clonmany had another chance then when Harkin flicked on for Devlin who held off a defender but dragged his effort wide.
Moville’s final attempt at forcing extra time saw a dangerous Kyle Harkin free headed behind for a corner which was cleared.