Culdaff Res 2
Dunree Res 2
Culdaff dominated the opening period of this game and on 2 minutes Aiden Cunningham fed Bryan McCandless but his effort was well saved by Simon Taylor. They broke the deadlock on 8 minutes after a superb Jack McLaughlin cross found Niall McLaughlin who headed to the roof of the net from eight yards. The home side were unlucky then after Cunninghams effort from wide on the left crashed off the crossbar. Dunree tried to get back into the game before the break but all they had was a twenty yards free which David Eccles fired over the bar. There was an all action opening to the second period. Culdaff made it two nil after a brilliant switch of play from Cunningham found Martin Keddy on the right and his pinpoint cross was headed high past Taylor by McLaughlin. But within minutes Dunree were back in the contest when after a defensive error allowed Jerry Farrell to drill low past Pauric O Donnell. Dunree upped the tempo and Farrell had an effort blocked by Paul Mills before a poor clearance gifted Eccles a clear sight of goal but he blazed over. Then Neil Moran had a long range effort saved by O Donnell. Culdaff responded and Niall Gordon had one effort blocked by a defender before they spurned a great chance to seal the points. Brilliant work by Cunningham took him past two men and into the area and he unselfishly squared to McLaughlin who with the goal gaping somehow failed to connect properly and the ball trickled wide. Dunree buoyed by this responded with James Doherty seeing his free kick superbly saved by O’ Donnell.They secured a share of the spoils late on after a superb cross from Moran found Evan barry who headed home from eight yards.