Match Reports Sunday 6th October
Sunday 6th October
Charlie O Donnell Cup Semi Finals
Aileach Res 1
There were no chances in this game until the home side took the lead on 19 minutes after Caolan McColgan jinked past a defender on the right into the area and despite Ciaran Bradley forcing him wide he managed to squeeze the ball home from a tight angle.
Aileach replied with Stephen Doherty firing just wide from the edge of the area. On 29 minutes a Shane McMonagle cross from the left was gathered at the second attempt by Oisin Burke at the feet of Doherty.The point almost doubled their lead before the break when David Healy found space and unleashed an effort which crashed off the bar. Paddy Curran had the first chance of the second half when he broke through the home defence but fired wide. They got back on terms on 56 minutes when Killian O’Rourke released McMonagle to fire low past Burke at the near post. The Point responded and Caolan Travers saw a header crash off the bar before they regained the lead on the hour. Travers broke on the right past a defender and picked out McColgan who calmly sidefooted past Bradley. They created another great chance when Travers cut the ball back into the path of Stephen McKendry who blazed over. They did increase their lead on 74 minutes after John McCluskey and Travers combined for the latter who curled a superb effort to the bottom corner from the edge of the area.Aileach had late chances and Curran fired wide when well placed before Burke saved well from McMonagle.
Clonmany Shamrocks 2
Redcastle United 1
Clonmany had an early chance when a quickly taken Jason Devlin corner to Mark McLaughlin saw his effort eventually scrambled clear by the visitors. Redcastle got on top after this and on 15 minutes Brendan Murphy was denied by a fine Paddy Harkin save. On 35minutes Harkin again parried an effort from Murphy and when the ball fell to Drew McKinney he fired narrowly wide from the edge of the area. Before the break they had another chance after Ronan Hoy beat a defender and saw his shot blocked by Harkin before the defence cleared. Clonmany got off to a dream start to the second half when they took the lead on 48 minutes after a Mark McLaughlin free deflected off the wall and past Michael McCole. But the visitors levelled on 55 minutes when a Ronan Hoy cross picked out the unmarked Evan Craig to slot past Harkin from eight yards. Clonmany upped the tempo and Jason Devlin had an effort saved by McCole before Redcastle defender Joe McCauley carried out a brilliant double block to deny Mark McLaughlin. They struck for the winner on 89 minutes after McCole punched a free kick to the edge of the area where McCarron controlled and fired low to the net. Redcastle pushed in the closing stages but failed to create a clear chance.
Jackie Crossan Premier Division
Illies Celtic 2
Moville Celtic 1
Illies took an early lead after David Doherty’s fine defensive header was collected by Michael Coyle who split the home defence for Gavin Doherty to race clear and hammer low past Seamus Houghton. Moville tried to respond but Conor Doherty shot weakly at Johnathan Noone when well placed. On 33 minuts Coyle laid the ball off to Paul Doherty on the edge of the area but Houghton was equal to the effort. On the stroke of half time Moville’s Jack McConalogue then had a snapshot saved by Noone. Illies had the first chance of the second period but Coyle fired into the side netting when well placed. Moville responded and equalised after a superb cross to the back post by McConalogue was met by a brilliant header from Doherty to the roof of the net after a defender had slipped. Moville substitute Michael McNaught then went close after a scramble in the area but his effort came back off the post. Illies rallied and when Gavin Doherty was upended in the area Paul Doherty despatched the kick low to the corner despite Houghton getting a hand to the ball. Doherty spurned another good chance after Gavin Doherty had pulled the ball back into his path but he fired straight at Houghton. Moville forced four successive corners in injury time but could not salvage a point.
Greencastle FC 1
Buncrana Hearts 0
The home side started this game well with the pace of Conor Gillen on the right causing the visitors all sorts of problems. After one such run the first chance came to the home side when Gillen crossed for Ronan Doherty but his point blank effort was well saved by Eoghan O Doherty. The home side then took the lead midway through the half when Gerry Gill despatched a superb free kick to the top corner. Buncrana came more into the game in the ten minutes before the break but failed to create any clear chances of note. Upon resumption of the match Greencastle continued to press Buncrana. On the 70th minute Stephen Grant made a great run down the right hand side of the pitch and crossed in for Nigel McMonagle to chest the ball into the back of the net only for it to be judged hand ball. On the 75th minute Buncrana were awarded a free kick just inside the Greencastle half. The ball was floated in from the free kick and Gerard McLaughlin rose above everyone to fire in a header but was safely gathered by Dylan Doherty in the Greencastle nets. The remaining 15 minutes Greencastle continued to press for the second goal but could not penetrate the Buncrana defence.
Aileach FC 3
Cockhill Celtic Youths 0
Cockhill began this game on the front foot and forced a couple of early corners which the home defence dealt with comfortably. Aileach’s first chance of note came after 15 minutes when Darren McMonagle’s right wing cross almost found Dermot Doherty but Liam McGonagle pounced on the loose ball to avert the danger. Cockhill were playing well without creating anything clear cut and somewhat against the run of play the home side took the lead when Ethan Canning played a one two with Dermot Doherty and finished low past McGonagle from eight yards.Aileach were a different proposition in the second half and grabbed control of the game. After spurning a few decent chances Aileach finally got a second midway through the half, it arrived courtesy of an overlapping run by Darren Gallagher whose cross found Dean Curran and the big midfielder controlled before firing past McGonagle from close range. A third followed almost immediately when Denim McLaughlin played in Darren McMonagle and the wing back advanced before driving the ball home from 10 yards to secure the points
Carn FC 0
Glengad United 0
Carn created the first chance on 5 minutes when Brandon Browne broke on the right wing and laid it off for Cade Cooke who shot l wide from 10 yards. Glengad replied on 16 minutes after Finn McClure made a long pass along the right wing to Conor barrow who crossed for Terence Doherty who fired wide from 10 yards. Carn replied midway through the half when Will Quinn passed from the centre of midfield and found Brandon Browne on the right wing who beat a defender and crossed for Lorcan Bradley who shot over the bar from 12 yards. Glengad got another chance on 38 minutes after Seamus Doherty sent Cathal McDaid one on one with Daniel Houghton but he shot high to the left and wide from 10 yards. Glengad came back strongly in the second half when Matthew Byrne found Terence Doherty who laid it off to Declan McLaughlin but his effort was parried onto to the post by Daniel Houghton in the Carn goal. The home side ‘s Brandon Browne nearly broke the deadlock on 63 minutes when he got on the end of Cade Cooke’s cross from the right and unmarked in the 18 yard box he failed to hit the target. Glengad created another chance on 74 minutes when Matthew Byrne found Conor Barrow on the right wing who crossed for Terence Doherty who shot low to the left but was again well saved by Houghton. Glengad applied real pressure during this period and nearly got the winner on 87 minute when Terence Doherty found substitute Christy McLaughlin who rounded the defender and laid it off for Seamus Doherty who shot low to the left and wide from 6 yards.
Strand Hotel First Division
Glengad Res 2
Gleneely Colts 1
Glengad had the first chance when Nathan McConalogue fed Paul McGonagle who fired over the bar from the edge of the area. Gleneely then took the lead on 9 minutes when Nathan McLaughlin beat a defender and fired low past Michael McLaughlin from six yards. Glengad replied with McGonagle’s header from a corner cleared off the line by Kevin Doherty. From another corner on the opposite side Brian Doherty saw his header cleared away by John Doherty. On 35 minutes McGonalge realeased McConalogue whose first time effort clipped the outside of the post. Another Glengad corner was cleared to John G McDermott who rifled a superb twenty five yards effort to the top corner past Sean McGuinness. Glengad took the lead on 49 minutes when Paul McDermott released PJ McDaid clear on the right and he calmly slid the ball past the advancing McGuinness. Gleneely replied with Kevin Doherty heading wide at the back post before Nathan Mclaughlin was denied by a good save from Michael Mclaughlin. At the other end McDaid’s cross found Brian Doherty who headed over under pressure from Barry Kearney. Gleneely went close again with McLaughlin denied by the home keeper and JJ Doherty looked certain to score but was denied by a brilliant last ditch Niall McColgan tackle. Glengad hadthe final chance when Gary Kelly intercepted McGuinness’s pass but saw his effort crash off the post.
Dunree United 4
Rasheney FC 1
Dunree took an early lead when Philip Doherty despatched a superb thirty yards effort to the top corner on 11 minutes. Rasheney responded well and were unlucky when a Charlie Doherty header from a corner came off the crossbar. But they equalised on 25 minutes after a Paddy McGilloway free was poked past john Lafferty by Charlie Doherty. Dunree pushed and regained the lead on 35 minutes after Jamie Brosnan converted a penalty after he had been upended in the area.The remainder of the half saw both defences on top. Dunree gave themselves breathing space when they made it three one on 58 minutes after Liam Baldrick released Evan Barry who fired high past Roger McGilloway from a tight angle. They made it four one and clinched their first league win on 78 minutes after a Ryan Bradley free was touched home at the back post by Donald O’Doherty.
Inishowen Engineering Division Two
Culdaff Res 2
Clonmany Celtic 5
Clonmany took an early lead in the 8th minute after a calamity of errors in the home defence allowed John Doherty to poke the ball into the unguarded net. Culdaff replied with Ben Curley firing over the bar before a dangerous Dermot Diver cross was well gathered and held by Kieran Friel. Clonmany doubled their lead after 34 minutes when Karol Harkin sent Brian Doherty on the right hand side and his driven effort found the bottom left hand corner past Darragh McLaughlin. Culdaff got back into the game before the interval when Mark Doherty’s driven free kick glanced off a Clonmany defender and into the top corner past Friel. Culdaff pressed in the opening stages of the second period but failed to create any clear chances with Philip Devlin and Paul McLaughlin marshalling the visitors defence. Clonmany then increased their lead after McLaughlin failed to collect a long ball forward and substitute Alan Friel was on hand to drill home on 66 minutes. Clonmany sealed the tie on 78minutes when Neil Grant found Paul McLaughlin inside the area and he fired to the top corner from ten yards. Culdaff rallied and reduced the deficit when a Damien Duffy free deflected into the path of Mark Doherty who finished well past Friel from fifteen yards. But Clonmany had the last say after Gerard McDaid was upenlded in the area and Raymond McDaid converted to make the final score five two.
Carn Res 2
Redcastle Res 3
Redcastle broke the deadlock on 4 minutes when Shane Bonner made a great run on the right wing and crossed for Terry McColgan who headed it to the bottom right corner of the net from 10 yards. Redcastle doubled their lead on 12 minutes after back pass to Carn keeper Kyle Harkin was intercepted by McColgan who slotted to the bottom left corner of the net from 13 yards. Carn had the chance to pull one back on 22 minutes when following some goalmouth action involving Joe McKinney who squared it for Aaron McCarron and he laid it off for Cian Burke who shot low and wide from 10 yards. Redcastle made it three on 25 minutes when Aidan Farren advanced on left wing and when his cross rebounded off the keeper Darren Davenport was there to slot it home from 12 yards to the net. Carn nearly got on the score sheet on 30 minutes when Aaron McCarron broke on the right wing and crossed for Dion Diver who shot over the bar from 10 yards. Carn had the first chance of the second half when Diver managed to break on the right and crossed for McKinney who shot from 10 yards. Carn pulled one back on 61 minutes after a McKinney through ball found Cian Burke who rounded the defender and slotted the ball past Paul Doherty from 10 yards. Carn missed a golden chance on 71 minutes when McKinney was brought down in the penalty area but Diver hit the resulting penalty over the bar. Carn got their second goal after Burke broke on the right wing and crossed it for Diver who drove a powerful shot past Doherty to the top of the net from 10 yards. Carn nearly got the equalizer three minutes from the end when sub Ronan Donegan broke on the right wing and squared it for Callum Crumlish who who failed to hit the target from eight yards.
Moville Res 4
Illies Res 0
Moville kept their title challenge on track and dominated large parts of this game. On 11 minutes Eoin Mclaughlin broke forward but saw his effort well saved by Graham Doherty. Moville went close again midway through the half after John McGeady squared for Danny Murphy whose effort crashed off the post for Christy McGeoghaghan to see his rebound come off the bar. They broke the deadlock on 28 minutes after a Finn McLaughlin cross found McGeoghaghan to slot home from close range. On 40 minutes they doubled their lead when Murphy was upended and Doherty converted low to the bottom left hand corner. Moville kept the pressure up on the restart with Nick Mahon seeing a header come off the post. Illies had a long range Liam O Connor effort crash off the bar on 65 minutes. Minutes later Joe Mclaughlin was clear but home keeper Ryan Coyle superbly tipped the ball round the post. Moville made it three nil on 74 minutes after Conor Lafferty crossed for Murphy to slot home from six yards. Illies tried to hot back and Gareth Gallagher had a shot saved by Coyle but Illies were dealt a real blow then when they were reduced to ten men after James Downey received a second yellow card. Moville completed the scoring on 83 minutes when Lafferty collected the ball on the edge of the box and lobbed Doherty from the edge of the area.
Cockhill Res 10
Carrowmena FC 0
An understrength Carrowmena team were shown no mercy by the home side who raced into a five goal lead after fifteen minutes. Cockhill imposed themselves on this game right from the off taking the lead on 5 minutes when Barney Gubbins fed Shay McLaughlin in on goal who showed great composure to finish well low past Carrowmena’s young keeper, Brian Houghton. Moments later it was two nil, Kevin McDaid scored after being set up by Cian Downey to increase Cockhill’s early advantage. Relentless early pressure from Cockhill continued and it was three nil shortly after some good work by Kevin McDaid and Shay McLaughlin setting up John Grant to score past Houghton from 12 yards. Moments later John Grant got his second to make it 4 nil with another fine finish. Ryan McDaid made it five nil after some more excellent play from Shay McLaughlin who found Ryan McDaid coming in at the back post to finish well giving Brian Houghton in the Carrowmena goal no chance. Ryan McDaid then turned provider returning the favour setting up Shay McLaughlin for his second of the match to make it six for Cockhill. Cockhill were awarded a penalty giving Shay McLaughlin the chance for hishat-trick but he was denied by a superb save from Brian Houghton. Carrowmena started to find a foothold in the match and nearly pulled one back just before half time. Gerard Gill found some space just outside the box and his fine strike sailed just over the bar. Cockhill started the second half in the same manner as the first with early pressure paying off. Mark Gillespie set up Damien Friel to score high in to the net past Houghton to make it seven nil. Paul Duffy came close for Cockhill, turning his man inside out before curling a great effort narrowly wide. Cockhill continued to press and Kevin McDaid scored his second of the match with a fine volley from a breaking ball to give Houghton no chance. More good play down the right saw Mark Gillespie turn provider again when his deep cross found Barney Gubbins free at the back post to bullet a header past Houghton. Cockhill’s Ryan Downey almost scored a contender for goal of the season when his 30 yard effort hit the bar. The scoring was complete when Wes Doherty found space in the Carrowmena box with a fine finish from 12 yards out to give Cockhill a well earned win.
Aileach Youth 3
Clonmany Res 1
Clonmany started the better and Mark Kelly had a fine effort well saved low to his right by Ryan Fox The visitors took the lead midway through the half after David McGonigle cut inside past two defenders before slotting low past Fox to the bottom corner. Aileach upped the pace in the second half and equalised on 55 minutes when Michael Morrison crossed for Darren Bradley to head to the top corner from eight yards past Tiernan Doherty. The home side took the lead on 72minutes when Bradley scored again with another header at the back post from a Callum Porter cross. Clonmany responded with Darragh Doherty breaking clear but over hit the ball allowing Fox to advance and gather. Aileach sealed the points on 85 minutes after Brendan Hegarty played a one two with Aaron Doherty before rounding the keeper to slot home. Clonmany had the last chance of the game but McGonigle fired over from just inside the area.
Rasheney Res 1
Dunree Res 4
Rasheney went close early on after a Caylum Long effort went narrowly wide. But the visitors hit back on 7 minutes and opened the scoring when Bryce Fullerton sidefooted home a Marty McDermott cross. Midway through the half they doubled their lead when Tommy Doherty fired an angled shot across Roger McGilloway to the far corner from twenty five yards. McGilloway done well then to push away a Ryan O Donnell effort. Rasheney ended the half strongly with Rian Diver firing into the side netting before Long in a one on one fired over and then fired just wide in a crowded penalty area. Dunree had the first chance of the second half after a Neil Moran effort flashed just wide before the same player had another shot blocked but the ball fell to Tommy Doherty who slotted low past McGilloway from twelve yards. Raheney replied with Alan Doherty squaring to Long who sidestepped a defender and fired just over the bar. The home side got a goal back when Kevin Noone fired low past Philip Doherty from the penalty spot after a handball in the area. But Dunree added a fourth on 78 minutes substitute Sean Henderson fed another sub Ryan Toland on the left and his low cross was swept home by Ryan O Donnell . The final action saw a Neil Moran cross glance off the face of the crossbar before being cleared.