Illies Celtic 2
Cockhill Celtic 1
In an even opening there were few chances until the home side took the lead on 28 minutes when a deep Stephen Doherty corner was powerfully headed past Declan Caldwell by Paddy Doherty. They had another great chance after Paddy Doherty released Stephen Doherty whose first time effort was well saved by Caldwell. Illies continued on top with Martin Coyle and Stephen Doherty both off target before a William McLaughlin pile driver was tipped over by Caldwell. They doubled their lead after Stephen Doherty beat his man on the left and crossed for John Pio Donaghey to slot home from close range. Cockhill got a consolation on 89 minutes when Michael Noone hammered a brilliant volley high past Johnathan Noone but it was too little too late.