Aileach Res 3
Carn Res 3
Aileach and Carn played out an entertaining draw on Saturday night with the away side the happier with the result after coming from three one down. Aileach started brightly but it was Carn who took the lead in the 10th minute when Michael McDermott broke through the centre of the Aileach defence and squared for Dayton Cooke to fire into the net from six yards. Aileach responded and came close when Conor Harkin fired a shot from ten yards that was saved by Greg Doherty in the Carn goal. Aileach got back on terms on
25 minutes when a good passing move between Harkin and Benny Hegarty resulted in Harkin clipping the ball over the keeper and into the net to level matters on 25 minutes. Five minutes later, Harkin was at it again turning his marker and firing into the bottom corner from twenty five yards. Aileach were pressing hard at this stage of the game and came close when Killian O’Rourke fired a shot inches over the angle of bar and post. On the stroke of half time a Shane McMonagle through ball found Josh Lynch who forced another save from Doherty in the Carn goal. Straight from the restart, Aileach came close again when McMonagle’s cross found Hegarty whose flick towards the net was touched round the post by Doherty. Patrick Curran was next to try his luck when a Josh Lynch cross fell to him but a combination of defenders and keeper kept the ball out. Aileach finally extended their lead on 60 minutes when Harkin outpaced his man down the line and crossed for McMonagle to slide home to make it three one. This seemed to spur Carn into life and five minutes later they reduced the arrears when Dermot Doherty broke the offside trap and squared for Cooke to tap home. The
pivotal moments in the game happened on the hour when Harkin crossed for McMonagle who looked certain to score before Doherty made an outstanding save and from the resulting clearance a through ball by McDermott sent Cooke clear and his shot was parried by Clarke in the home goal it still had just enough to get over the line to level the scores. Aileach then forced Carn back for a spell and came close when Hegarty fired a volley goalwards only for it to clip the outside of the post. With 15 minutes to go, Aileach had a golden chance to win the game when Harkin was upended in the box but Doherty came to Carn’s rescue again saving Harkins penalty.Carn had the final chance of the game when Dylan Cooke had a shot saved by
Aileach Res 2
Rasheney FC 2
This is the fourth time the home side have registered a draw in their ten league games. They started well and when Ronan Coyle fed Stephen O Donnell with a clear sight of goal he dragged his effort poorly off target. On 11 minutes a superb dummy from O Donnell released Coyle and the veteran striker calmly slotted low to the corner. Midway through the half the home side’s Ruairi Bradley volleyed over after a corner. But then before the break a defensive error allowed Damien Friel to pounce and fire a superb effort to the top corner from the edge of the area. But the home side then regained the lead on 53 minutes when O Donnell fed Bradley on the left and he cut in to fire a brilliant effort to the top corner. Rasheney stuck at it and drew level again when Matthew McLaughlin latched onto a long ball and lobbed the advancing David McGeady. Aileach had a late chance to snatch the points but O Donnell curled the ball the wrong side of the far post when well placed.
Aileach 2-1 Carn
Aileach begun well and five minutes in Jordan Mc Geady got free down the right and his early cross found Cathal McElhinney but the centre half couldnt keep his header on target.On 20 minutes Aileach took the lead when a long through ball by Cathal McElhiney found Dermott Doherty in loads of space inside the box and he drilled the ball low past Daniel Houghton from 12 yards.The middle of the half was a very scrappy affair with both sides guilty of wasting possssion. With half time approaching, a miss hit clearance by Houghton was collected in mid field by McGeady and his goal bound lob from 40 yards brought a fine stop from the recovering Houghton. HT – 1-0
Carn started the second half better and on 50 minutes , Shane Doherty played a diagonal ball for Dermott Doherty but the winger just failed to control the ball and it fell nicely for Roulstone. on the hour,Aileach replied when Anthony Doherty broke clear on the right but his shot from an acute angle was comfortably dealt with by Houghton.Carn got back on terms on 70 minutes when Girn Dzelins got behind the Aileach defence and pulled the ball back for sub Darragh Deery to turn homr from close range. With 5 mins left, Aileach regained the lead when Caomhan McFeeley rounded the full back and crossed for Thomas McMackin to head home from 6 yards.With time almost up, a goal mouth scramble resulted in Darren McMonagle clearing off the line to secure the three points.
FT – 2-1
Aileach Youths 3-5 Buncrana Reserves
Played in treacherous conditions on Friday night both sides played football that defied the conditions with some excellent football on show throughout. Aileach were first out of the traps and took the lead after five minutes when a great run and cross from Patrick Curran was slotted home by Caoimhghin McFeely at the near post. Aileach continued to press and extended their lead on 25 minutes when McFeelys shot was deflected into the path of Curran who made no mistake from 10 yards. Buncrana got a goal back before the break when Paul McDaid rose in the box to power a header home from six yards. Buncrana started the second half strongly and pulled level on the hour when Alan Friel stepped forward and fired a shot into the top left corner which gave Clarke no chance in the home goal. Buncrana took the lead in the 64th minute when a Friel shot was saved by Clarke but the rebound fell kindly to O’Flaherty who tapped home. This sprang Aileach back into life and after a hopeful cross by Benny Hegarty wasn’t cleared properly McFeely lashed the ball into the back of the net from the edge of the box past Cathal McNutt in the Buncrana goal. With 15 minutes to go, Buncrana regained the lead when another excellent corner by Craig Doherty wasn’t properly defended the ball fell to Adam Doherty who drove the ball through a lot of players and into the net. Buncrana wrapped the game up in the final minute when they broke following an Aileach corner and Adam Doherty fed Ben Bradley who slotted into the bottom corner to complete the scoring.