SWILLY Rovers came from behind to defeat Lagan Harps and win the Donegal League Division Two title today.
Lagan Harps 2 Swilly Rovers 3
by Charlie Collins at Orchard Park
A 74th minute penalty by substitute Tyler Durning saw Swilly scrape the win they needed to take the silverware.
An own goal by Jack Canning and a Damian Friel header had Swilly in front after going behind early on.
Lagan had taken the lead through a ninth-minute penalty by Ross Hamilton after a handball by Paddy Sheridan.
Dylan Hegarty headed wide as Swilly sought a way back while Hegarty then just failed to get a touch on the ball after Marty McDaid diverted it across goal from Friel’s pass forward.
Swilly drew level on 34 minutes when Canning turned into his own net after Shaun Crossan touched goal ward from a Hegarty header.
A minute later, Swilly led when Friel headed home after exploiting poor marking by Lagan.
The home side equalised on 65 minutes. Swilly failed to deal with a ball into the box and Josh Hay blasted past Dane Dunworth.
However, Swilly inched ahead again when Leon Boyce was fouled by goalkeeper Damian McFadden and Durning converted from the spot.
Lagan Harps: Damian McFadden, Seamus Cullen, Josh Hay, Ciaran Quinn, Damian Nelis, Nic Nelis (James Tourish 82), Ronan Carlin (Keelin McMonagle 55), Ciaran Cunningham, Cory McCahill, Ross Hamilton (Noel Donnelly 70) , Jack Canning (Darren Conner 60).
Swilly Rovers: Dane Dunworth, Shay Durning, Paddy Sheridan, Damian Friel, Columba O’Donnell, James McCahill, Matthew Sweeney, (Tyler Durning 55), Shaun Crossan, Dylan Hegarty, Marty McDaid (Leon Boyce 65), Anthony Fisher ( Ryan McDaid 75).
Referee: Barry Hunter