A number of video games in a number of competitions passed off throughout the county in the Donegal Soccer League on Saturday and Sunday – together with league and cup motion.
Voodoo Venue Cup
Drumkeen United Reserves 1 Keadue Rovers Reserves Four
Drumkeen discovered themselves up towards an excellent Keadue workforce in this Voodoo Venue Cup preliminary spherical recreation at St Patricks Park on Saturday.
Whereas the guests deserved their win the ultimate rating was maybe a bit harsh on the house group who hit the publish on three events in the course of the recreation.
Keadue dominated the early half of the sport and took the lead on 9 minutes with a objective from Michel Greene. Keadue continued to dominate the sport and seemed snug on the ball.
Drumkeen, then again, didn’t assist their trigger once they had the ball as they struggled to maintain possession with passes regularly going astray.
Drumkeen did handle a number of good attacking strikes in the primary half with one of the best one ending with Benny Kyle firing simply extensive. Shortly after that Keadue have been on the assault once more and Ultan Boyle added a second aim.
Christy Greene then added a 3rd for the guests. With the half drawing to an in depth Drumkeen have been on the assault and almost scored when a very good run by Darren Bonner arrange Marty Gallagher however his effort hit the Keadue submit in what was the final kick of the half.
Keadue added a fourth objective early in the second half when a Peter McGee nook was not handled by the Drumkeen defence and went in off a Drumkeen defender.
Drumkeen stored plugging away and truly performed so much higher in the second half and noticed two extra of their efforts strike the submit.
With 9 minutes left Marty Gallagher did pull a aim again for Drumkeen however it will show nothing greater than a comfort objective.
Brian Mc Cormick Sports activities Premier Division
Rathmullan Celtic 2 Cappry Rovers 2
In what may be described as troublesome circumstances on the seaside in the present day, the Hoops kicked-off their first residence recreation of the league marketing campaign on the entrance foot.
On the half-hour mark, Dara Patton’s looking lengthy ball was badly misjudged by the outrushing Cappry Rover’s goalkeeper and JayDee Alawiye was rewarded for his anticipation when he was introduced with the alternative to faucet in from shut vary to offer the Hoops a deserved lead.
Rovers solely response, initially, was a excessive shot fired simply broad of the objective by the ever prepared Cathal McShane after some good strain from Alan Boal.
The second half noticed the away staff reply and sharpshooter Cathal McShane produced the second of the day when he managed and volleyed a looping ball from 40 yards over Hoops keeper Shaun Gallagher.
Referee Joe McHugh needed to wave away complaints from a piece of the house help who deemed McShane’s excessive first contact as harmful play. 5 minutes later, with the wind in their sails, Rovers took the lead by way of a strong header from Tristin Ferris, after a mixture up in the Hoops defence.
Michael Deeney’s males responded nicely to this setback as Eoghan Rafferty began to regulate issues in the center of the park and the Hoops endeavours have been rewarded on 80 minutes when Alawiye’s tough wing play resulted in the wide-man to be introduced down contained in the penalty space to provide the Hoops an opportunity to share the factors.
With the standard caretaker of penalties Eoin Sheridan absent by way of damage, Alawyie himself cooly dispatched the penalty giving Rovers keeper no probability and arrange a excessive octane finale because the Hoops sensed a winner imminent.
Nevertheless, it was to not be as each side settled for some extent apiece. Cathal McShane up entrance impressed for Rovers as JayDee Alawiye had a stormer for the Hoops whereas Dara Patton and Eoghan Rafferty put in an incredible effort for the Hoops trigger.
Keadue Rovers 5 St. Catherines Zero
Keadue got here out on prime at residence on Sunday with a complete scoreline after an excellent show. The sport was performed in atrocious circumstances with driving rain and gale drive winds.
With the wind behind them, the house aspect had a very good begin and after Aidan McHugh was fouled in the field after 5 minutes, captain Chris Greene stepped as much as dispatch the penalty to offer Keadue the lead.
After a interval of sustained strain, the hosts went 2-Zero up when Danny McGlynn ran on to a by way of ball from Hugh Moy and tucked it properly previous the keeper from 10-yards. Aidan McHugh was once more shut on twenty-five minutes with the away keeper saving nicely from his shot.
Keadue have been very dominant at this level and made it Three-Zero on 28 minutes when, following a defensive combine up, Aidan McHugh poked the ball house on the left aspect from a difficult angle.
After 33 minutes, the house aspect made it Four-Zero when keeper Danny Rodgers lengthy kick discovered Shaun Yank Boyle and regardless of his first effort being saved, he knocked in the rebound.
St. Catherine’s battled away in the direction of the top of the primary half, getting a bit extra of the ball however the house staff have been very snug, shifting the ball round properly and should have been additional forward. Into the second half and with the wind behind them St. Catherine’s had extra of the ball and the sport evened out.
On 52 minutes that they had a great effort on objective when Christy Cunningham’s shot from lengthy vary was nicely saved by Danny Rodgers. A number of substitutions adopted for Keadue and on sixty minutes, substitute Adam Neely’s left-handed cross was met on the close to publish however simply stabbed vast by Shaun Yank Boyle.
Nevertheless, on 65 minutes, following good work down the fitting wing by Hugh Moy, Shaun Yank Boyle hit a rasping effort into the highest of the web to make it 5-Zero.
A couple of extra substitutions adopted by each side and it was pretty scrappy in the ultimate twenty with St. Catherine’s giving it their all and Keadue completely satisfied to hit on the break with a lot of tempo going ahead.
Glenea United 2 Kildrum Tigers 1
In moist windy circumstances in Glasserchoo, it was all the time going to be onerous to play good soccer. Glenea performed with the wind in the primary half, pushing on and holding Kildrum pinned again.
After seven minutes, Carlos O’Reilly went shut however his effort cleared the crossbar. Glenea went one up on the 15th minute, Michael Barry performed in Ciaran McGeady, who shot low and exhausting to the nook from 20 yards.
The second aim got here inside 5 minutes, Paddy Cannon being the lifeless ball skilled for the day took the 25-yard free kick, Keenan Gibson in objectives managed to get his hand to it however couldn’t hold it out. Glenea got here near a 3rd aim in the 35th minute when O’Reilly performed in Darren Ferry however Gibson managed to get down low and maintain onto it.
Within the 42nd minute, Kildrum got here shut with a counter assault and Joe Coll pulled off an excellent save from Matthew Crossan.
In the second half, Kildrum now held the wind benefit and have been set-up extra attacking.
In the 52nd minute, Kevin Mc Hugh performed in Jonny Carlin however his effort went extensive and in the 62nd minute Darren Doran had a superb shot from 20 yards – narrowly lacking the goal.
On 63 minutes Kildrum pulled one again, the ball performed low into the field with Doran slotting in on the again publish. Glenea have been nonetheless harmful on the counter and after 72nd minutes, O’Reilly performed in Barry who had a fantastic strike skim the bar by inches.
With 1 / 4 of the sport left, Glenea have been on the counter-attack once more with McGeady by way of on objective however an excellent deal with from Crossan cleared the hazard.
Kildrum missed one other alternative in the 78th minute throughout a goal-mouth scramble.
Temple Home Home equipment Division Two
Ballybofey United 2 Drumoghill F.C. Three
Drumoghill visited Ballybofey on Sunday and returned to Moss-side with all three factors.
With the sport scoreless on the break it appeared as if it will be a low scoring affair however each side discovered their capturing boots earlier than returning for the second half.
Drumoghill took the lead earlier than Mark Griffin equalised for Ballybofey. Drumoghill went 1-Three in entrance earlier than Griffin pulled one other again nevertheless the house aspect wasn’t capable of finding an equaliser.
Cranford United Zero Convoy Arsenal 1
One other disappointing day for Cranford as but once more that they had the bulk of possibilities however their luck was out. Performed in troublesome circumstances Cranford managed most of the ball and had a pair of good possibilities however couldn’t rating.
Convoy took the lead after 20 minutes when an inswinging nook carried the entire method into the web.
Lagan Harps Three Lifford Celtic Three
A final-gasp equaliser from former Lagan schoolboy Conor Mulhern earned Lifford some extent in this thrilling encounter. Enjoying with the help of a robust breeze Lifford opened the scoring on twenty minutes, Paul Lynch firing residence a free from 25 minutes.
Wimpey Carlin then struck the crossbar as they went for a second. Lagan equalised on 30 minutes when an extended throw from Ciaran Quinn was flicked on and Dean Murray fired residence.
They went 2-1 up when an ideal ball from Seamie Cullen discovered Alberto Rovelli and he fantastically lobbed the advancing keeper. Lagan went Three-1 forward early in the second half when Ciaran Quinn rifled residence a free from forty yards.
Lifford acquired one again minutes later when a cross was deflected in by an unlucky Lagan defender. Lifford placed on the strain for the final fifteen minutes however Lagan was all the time harmful on the counter-attack.
With time virtually up Lifford gained a throw close to the Lagan penalty space.
Paul Lynch launched an extended throw-in which Lagan couldn’t clear and Conor Mulhern drove house the equaliser. Each groups deserve nice credit score for his or her efforts in troublesome situation.
In a fantastic staff effort Ciaran Quinn, Caolan Murray and Alberto Rovelli have been Lagan’s greatest.
For Lifford Kevin Mc Brearty, Wimpey Carlin and Paul Lynch have been greatest.
Donegal Physiotherapy & Efficiency Centre Division Two
Glenree United Zero Whitestrand United 1
Glenree began with the wind at their backs and from a free kick which was flicked on Stephen Doak discovered himself in entrance of objective however misplaced his footing on the essential second in the primary minute of the sport. Glenree have been in complete dominance and holding the Whitestrand backline firmly on their toes.
Paddy Kelly was referred to as into motion when he pulled off a very good save from Eoghan Kelly free kick in the 18th minute. Whitestrand have been dealing nicely with the onslaught of assaults however simply weren’t testing Kelly sufficient in objectives.
The away aspect’s first actual effort got here in the 40th minute when a mixture up in defence gave Liam Gilroy an opportunity simply on the sting of the field however his effort was straight at Blaney in objectives.
Within the second half, Whitestrand tried to take advantage of of the robust wind and obtained their wingers into the sport as a lot as attainable to swing in crosses that have been swirling all over the place in the air.
Within the 67th minute, the primary lapse in focus from the backline of Glenree led to them conceding after a cross into the field that Kevin Loughrey ran onto to go into the underside nook to provide his aspect the lead.
The aim gave the away aspect nice coronary heart and for the primary interval in the sport they have been in management creating a number of half possibilities however couldn’t beat Oran Blaney who did nicely on quite a few events to maintain it at one nil.
The house aspect fought exhausting to attempt to get an equaliser and Kelly pulled off the save of the day from a John Mc Clafferty header that appeared destined for the again of the web however he by some means stored it out in the 87th minute.
The sport ended with Whitestrand leaving Glenree Park with the all essential factors.
Raphoe City 5 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 2
Raphoe began the sport nicely going one up after 4 minutes when DJ Kelly volleyed residence an Oliver Quinn cross. Kerrykeel obtained again on phrases in the 10th minute from a nook.
Raphoe took the lead once more in the 50th minute when Christy Bogle slotted residence a DJ Kelly cross.
DJ Kelly obtained his second aim on 65 minutes after sensible work by Dylan Brolly.
Kerrykeel pulled one again with a penalty in the 75th minute. Paddy Gallagher made it Four-2 from the spot in the 80th minute.
Deele Harps 2 Letterbarrow Celtic 1
Deele entertained an in-form Barrow aspect nevertheless it was the house aspect who took all three factors. The hosts have been digging out outcomes in current weeks following a gap day catastrophe.
Ryan McColgan gave Deele the lead on 5 minutes when he completed properly. Deele might and will have prolonged their lead in the primary half however couldn’t apply the killer contact on the entrance of aim.
Letterbarrow punished Deele on 30 minutes with Gerry McBrearty ending properly. The second half noticed the away aspect dominated possession however they couldn’t convert it into any significant possibilities. Deele clinched all three factors with a Ryan McColgan free crusing all the best way into the web with 10 minutes remaining. Workforce performances.
Donegal League roundup: Engaging weekend of soccer in Donegal League was final modified: October seventh, 2018 by Shaun Keenan