There were four games in the Colin Breslin Group stages this week.
Drumbar 2 Bonagee Utd 6
On a lovely Wednesday evening, both these teams played a fantastic game of football under immense heat throughout.
Drumbar started the quickest and went 1-0 up in the 15th minute after a free kick was floated into the box and it fell to Josh McCrea on the edge of the box and he made no mistake when smashing home.
Drumbar had more clear chances to go further ahead but finishing let this young team down on the day.
After the water break, Bonagee started to play some ball and got their rewards from a set piece, Josh Maxwell had a free header which was well saved by Rion Carr but fell back out to Maxwell again and he tapped home from 4yards to bring the game level.
Bonagee got 4 more unanswered goals before halftime, all from the impressive Leon Boyce as he ran riot.
Drumbar started the 2nd half like the first and took the game to Bonagee. They missed chance after chance and after a Robbie Murphy penalty miss, the team still never stopped going even being 5-1 down.
They got their reward of another goal from the ever dangerous Rauiri McLaughlin after 15mins of the 2nd half before the water break. Drumbar had enough chances to have brought the game level at this stage.
Bonagee had the game won anyway at this stage and got their 6th goal on the 75min through Jamie Grieve when he won the ball and after a fine run, slotted the ball home past the keeper.
Drumbar had plenty of chances in the game but Bonagee were very clinical and showed why they won the league title earlier in the season.
Ballybofey Utd 5 Keadue Rovers 1
Ballybofey Utd kept their unbeaten run in the Colin Breslin Cup going on Monday night with a good 5-1 win at home to a strong Keadue Rovers team.
Ronan Carlin scored his 3rd in 3 games after 2 minutes when he followed up on a good save from the Keadue keeper.
Keadue pushed hard for an equaliser but Ballybofey held firm and Karl Doherty doubled the lead with a shot from 20 yards. Leo Mcaleer won a penalty for the home side on 60 minutes but it was well saved by the visiting keeper.
Keadue put a lot of pressure on the Ballybofey defence hitting the crossbar but could not find the net and Cian Arenhold pounced on mistake to give the home team a 3-0 lead. Daithi McMMahon put Ballybofey 4-0 up on 75 minutes with a fine solo effort.
Keadue got a cracker of a goal on 80 minutes when Oran Fallon put a 25 yard free kick in the top corner giving Odhran Bonar in the Ballybofey net no chance. Shea Mc Menamin sealed the win making it 5-1 in the 85th minute after some good work from Cathal Cannon.
Letterkenny Rovers 4 Drumkeen 3
Letterkenny Rovers made it two wins from two in Group B of the Colin Breslin Youth Cup with a very hard fought but gutsy 4-3 win over Drumkeen in splendid conditions at Leckview Park on Wednesday evening.
Drumkeen took the lead early when the highly impressive Sam McKnight fired home but the home side responded well and levelled through a Ciaran Kelly header before a worldie effort from Fouad Bashar from inside his own half saw them take the lead.
Drumkeen though were not overawed and it was McKnight who led the charge when netting twice more to complete his hattrick as his side went in 3-2 ahead at halftime.
It was the home side who came out firing in the second half taking the game to their opponents and they levelled through Ultan McMonagle with a fine effort before they eeked out a winner when Kelly rose highest to head home to make it 4-3 and a valuable three points as they prepare to head to Keadue in a vital group game next week.
Milford Utd 1 Kilmacrennan Celtic 2
Bragging rights went to Kilmacrennan Celtic in this local derby as they recorded a 2-1 win at a hot moyle View Park on Wednesday evening.
KilMacrennan Celtic led at the break through a decent Ciaran McCormick effort before doubling their lead through Eoghan Quinn on 57.
Mikey McBride got one back for Milford on 70 minutes to make it a barnstroming finish but it was Kilmac who saw the game out for a crucial victory.
Fixtures Wednesday August 17th–645pm
Kilmacrennan Celtic v Drumbar
Bonagee Utd v Ballyraine
Keadue Rovers v Letterkenny Rovers
Drumkeen v Mulroy–Fanad
To be confirmed
Kilmacrennan Celtic v Bonagee Utd