Rasheney FC 5
Sea Rovers 1
In a whirlwind start there were two goals in the first ninety seconds. The home side hit the front shortly after kickoff when David Mc Laughlin converted Charlie Doherty’s cross and and from the ensuing centre Damien Harkin turned home William Logan’s free from wide on the left. Chances continued to be created and Christy Ivers had a long effort just over before Declan Mc Laughlin’s right wing cross found David Mc Laughlin well placed in front of goal but his looping effort was headed out from under the crossbar by Shay Rodgers. At the other end Pauric Doherty could not connect with a Stevens short cross into the six yard box and then Daniel Glackin dragged a shot wide of the far post. On 27 minutes Rasheney regained the lead when good work from Ivers and Oggie set up David Mc Laughlin and his delightful chip dropped in at the back post and the score moved on to 3 – 1 on the stroke of half time when Damien Friel fired home at the near post. Early in the second half Charlie Doherty volleyed over following another Oggie cross but Doherty did score from the penalty spot shortly afterwards after a forward was brought down. On the hour David Mc Laughlin secured his hat trick when he drove home an Oggie cross from twelve yards. John Grant then missed the proverbial sitter when he skied over from close in. Sea Rovers had chances to reduce the deficit but Gary Doherty, running clear of the home defence, was unlucky to see his effort come back of the crossbar and Damien Ward had a 30 yard free held by Shaun Friel.