Rasheney FC 2
Illies Celtic 3
In good conditions Rasheney got off to a great start on 6 minutes when David Mclaughlin laid the ball off to Damien Friel who fired a dipping effort past Johnathan Noone from nineteen yards.Illies had the lions share of possession after this and Dominick Coyle fired one effort over before seeing another effort gathered at the second attempt by Sean Friel. On 20minutes J Pio Donaghey and Martin Coyle combined for Kevin McGonigle but he drove wide from twelve yards. On the half hour Donaghey broke on the right but was denied by a superb Tiernan Devine tackle. Illies pressure told on the stroke of half time when Donaghey was upended in the area and he picked himself up to convert the penalty. At the start of the second half Coyle was clear of the home defence but his effort was blocked by the leg of Friel in the home goal. On 55 minutes a deflection fell kindly for Coyle who headed wide from in front of the goals. Rasheney regained the lead on the hour after a Matthew McLaughlin cross found Friel who turned and fired low to the net from fourteen yards. Illies replied with a long range McGonagle effort saved by Friel before on 66 minutes Mickey Gallagher in space fired low past Friel from twenty two yards. The visitors struck for the winner on 85 when substitute Ryan McElhinney threaded a ball into the path of Stephen Doherty who fired low to the net from ten yards.