Gleneely Colts 3
Aileach Youths 0
Played on Saturday night the colts got an early lead on six minutes after Cory O’Brien pounced on a back pass to force the ball past Dylan Clarke from close range. Aileach replied and when Pat Curran fed Dermot Hegarty he really should have done better than fire tamely wide from fifteen yards. At the other end Neal G Duffy had an effort well saved by Clarke before Hegarty spurned another gilt edged opportunity when he beat the offside trap but fired straight at Adrian Duffy in the home goal.Gleneely broke and increased their lead after Duffy rose highest to glance a header past Clarke and make it two nil. Duffy was unlucky with a quickly taken free before the break when his effort crashed back off the bar. Chances were fewer in the second period with Eddie McNamee’s speculative effort sailing over while at the other end Hegarty fed Curran but he drove wide. The home side sealed the points when McNamee fed O’Brien whose mazy run took him past four defenders before he shot low to the net from ten yards.
Gleneely Colts 5
Dunree Res 1
The Colts dominated for long periods and after a scrappy opening they broke the deadlock on 22 minutes when Christy Smith broke on the left and crossed for Joe McLaughlin to head home at the back post. Before the break Nathan McLaughlin had an effort from the edge of the area tipped over by Simon Taylor. They doubled their lead on 55 minutes when Smith broke on the left again and raced into the box to drill low past Taylor. It became three when Smith was the provider again crossing for Drew Crumlish who headed across goal to Cory O Brien and he blasted high to the net. It was one way traffic at this stage and when McLaughlin had a good effort well parried by Taylor the loose ball fell to O’Brien to slot home. Dunree rallied and got a goal back on 88 minutes when an inswinging Conor Doherty corner sailed all the way to the net. But the colts completed the scoring on the stroke of full time when Dylan McDaid fired home after a goalmouth scramble.
Gleneely Colts 0
Redcastle Res 6
The concession of three goals in the opening quarter made this a mission impossible for the home side. Redcastle opened the scoring on 5 minutes after a Ryan Duffy corner was poked home by the unmarked Daniel Harkin. Minutes later a defensive error allowed Duffy to chip keeper Adrian Duffy from ten yards. Then a superb cross from Harkin on the left was fired home by Terry McColgan from eight yards. After the restart the home side tried to respond but an excellent Drew Crumlish cross just eluded the inrushing Cory O’Brien. Within minutes Redcastle had increased their lead when Declan Bonner sent Stephen Davenport clear with a long ball over the top and he fired low past Duffy from fifteen yards. One minute later Michael Bonner crossed for Duffy to slot home from ten yards and on 74 minutes another defensive error allowed Michael Bonner to fire into an empty net. Gleneely had a late chance after a Nathan McLaughlin corner fell to Crumlish on the edge of the area but he fired over.
Gleneely Colts 4
Glengad Res 0
A brace of goals from both Corey O’ Brien and Nathan Mc Laughlin got Gavin Mc Laughlin’s tenure as manager of the home side off to a convincing start. They were two ahead early in the game. After just 2 minutes a Mc Laughlin corner into the box was poked home from close in by O’Brien. Five minutes later O’Brien turned provider when he intercepted a pass near the half way line, burst forward to the edge of the area and laid the ball back to Mc Laughlin who slotted home from 6 yards. The home side was dominating and a number of chances were spurned before the scoreline moved to 3 – 0 ten minutes after the break. O’Brien won a ball and laid off to Mc Laughlin who advanced into the box before scoring low to the left from 15 yards. Home keeper Duffy was not seeing too much action in the second half and only a PJ Mc Daid attempt threatened his goal while more chances went a begging at the other end. The fourth goal came close to the end when O’Brien accepted a throw in from Kevin Doherty and advanced unchallenged to score past Michael Mc Laughlin from just inside the area.