Culdaff Res 4
Illies Res 1
Illies got off to a great start on 10 minutes when after good work by Seamus Donaghey on the left his low cross was fired to the bottom corner by Adrian Donaghey Doherty from ten yards. Culdaff replied and Joe O Connor had an effort deflected inches wide after good approach by Cathal & Patrick McGrenaghan. Illies spurned a great chance to double their lead before the interval when Donaghey again crossed for Donaghey-Doherty but he failed to convert from ten yards. Culdaff started the second period well and had claims for a penalty waved aside after Cathal McGrenaghan went down. The home side got back on terms on the hour mark after a Niall McLaughlin free broke off the wall to Aiden Cunningham and he fired low to the corner. Culdaff took the lead when a Thomas O Brien free found McLaughlin whose header crept over the line despite the best efforts of keeper Kevin Gallagher. Illies replied and substitute Michael Gallagher flashed a long range effort just past the post. Culdaff increased their lead when Mick McLaughlin fed Cunningham who fired a stunning effort to the top corner. They added another when Shane Diver held off two defenders and squared for Matthew Mullarkey to blast to the roof of the net from twelve yards.