Donegal NY’s Junior B team fought their way into the League final ln Monday evening eking out a hard-fought two point win over Rangers at Gaelic Park.
With the two sides knotted at 6 points each when the half-time whistle blew both teams knew they were in a classic battle. The first half saw no bookings or cards of any colour, a clear indication of the quality of play.
Rangers took the lead after the interval and at one time had Donegal’s measure by 6 points. Then the game turned for good on two grand goals by Donegal sub, full-forward Brendan Grant. Thanks to sparkling play by veteran forwards Kevin Lilly and Antoin O Duibher and backs Brian Giveney, Jack Donnelly, Tommy Moran, and Stephen Cunningham, Donegal hung on to finish 2-10 to 1-11.
The absence of cards continued in the second half. Donegal will face Rockland today (Thursday) at 6.30 pm for the Junior B League crown.