Clubman Shirts League Cup

Cockhill Youths 2-2 Greencastle F.C. D. Mc Dermott 2 (Cockhill) J. Henry 2 (Greencastle)

The game started brightly with Cockhill on the front foot. They forced thefirst chance on 4minutes when good work on the left from Bradley Callaghan & Darragh McDermott found Shane Doherty who dragged his shot wide. A

 mix up in the Cockhill defence allowed Stephen Grant down the right but his dangerous cross was intercepted by David Laird. Cockhill should have hit the front  when Mark McDaid was played through on goal but shot straight at Dylan Doherty. Cockhill s Darragh McDermott had a similar chance on 29minutes when Shane Doherty won a tackle in midfield and sent McDermott clear but  Dylan Doherty stood tall and easily claimed an attempted chip. Greencastle took the lead on 37minutes when Nigel McMonagle escaped down the right and pulled the ball back to the edge of the box for the arriving James Henry to slam home low past Michael Owen Doherty. Cockhill were rattled and Greencastle took full advantage doubling their lead on 42 minutes. Grant again found space on the right and played a great ball to McMonagle but the ball stuck under his feet. Cockhill half cleared but James Henry smashed home  his second goal. Cockhill, to their credit, came out positively at the start of the second half. A Shane Doherty shot was deflected straight at Doherty. They halved the deficit on 56minutes when Adam McLaughlin’s cross evaded the home defence and was finished by McDermott at the back post. They had further efforts from McDermott and Jack McDaid before equalising on 68minutes. Keegan Hegarty crossed from the right finding Jack McDaid. His flick found Adam McLaughlin who played in Darragh McDermott for a first time finish past Doherty. Greencastle almost replied immediately when McMonagle made ground in the right channel. He took his shot early but was out of luck as it clipped the outside of the post. The last attack of the game almost saw Cockhill snatch all three  points when McLaughlin released Bobby Bradley down the left but his tempting cross was expertly defended by Mark Henry facing his own goal clearing the ball for a corner.

Cockhill Celtic Youths

Greencastle F.C.