Culdaff Res 0
Greencastle Res 1
In blustery conditions at Caratra Park Culdaff had the first chance when Seamus McLaughlin volleyed narrowly wide at the back post. But Greencastle took over after this and Cathal McLaughlin had a shot which crashed off the bar before Tom Heuston fired just wide. On the half hour Eunan McDaid headed over before minutes later Puaric Gillen failed to hit the target when well placed. Culdaff rallied and just before the interval a superb run and cross by Gary Smyth just eluded the inrushing Joe O Connor at the back post. As in the first half Culdaff started well and Matt McDaid had a goal bound effort well blocked. Greencastle responded with Gillen firing wide before a Christy Hegarty volley was well saved by Adam Conlon. Culdaff then went close after Cathal McGrenaghan beat two defenders and unleashed a shot which Seamus Bovaird saved well. The visitors broke the deadlock on 66 minutes when Gillen’s low effort was well parried by Conlon but the ball broke kindly for Eunan McDaid to slot home. The home side pushed hard in the closing stages and Liam Doherty fired narrowly over before in the final minute player manager Niall Gordon fired wide after a corner.