Clonmany Res 2
Redcastle United 0
Played in bright sunshine Clonmany took an early lead in the second minute when Jack Doherty received the ball on the left side of the box and he jinked to the byline before crossing to the near post where John Porter slipped it into the net.Jack Doherty almost doubled Clonmany’s advantage in the fourth minute when he received the ball in space on the edge of the box but his
curling effort went just past the post. Redcastle came back strongly and had most of the pressure for the rest of the half but were kept to shots from distance by a stalwart home defence.
Redcastle started the second half well and should have equalised in the 56th minute when Seamus Doherty crossed from the right to an unmarked Cathal Crumlish but he sent his header wide when well placed.Clonmany responded and Michael Harkin tested Michael McCole with a shot from twenty yards but the Redcastle keeper was equal to it and made a good save.Redcastle kept pressing and had shots from Eunan Mullin and Kevin Toner in the 66th and 69th minutes but again Clonmany pushed out forcing them to fire wide.Clonmany sealed the match in the 85th minute when from a Redcastle corner Liam McGonigle punched clear sending Despite Doherty away to release his brother Conor Who raced towards the Redcastle box before laying the ball back to Michael Harkin who laid the ball off to Jack Doherty on the eighteen yards line who played the ball into the path of his brother Brendan and he drove a right foot shot past McCole beating him at his near post .