Keadue Rovers lead the way in Donegal Youth League

DONEGAL YOUTH LEAGUE

Keadue Rovers lead the way in Donegal Youth League

Sports Reporter Sport@donegaldemocrat.com @dgldemocrat

Keadue Rovers have opened up a three point lead at the top of the Donegal Youth League following Saturday's action.

The Central Park outfit won 1-0 at Gweedore Celtic and lead Fanad by three points, although Keadue do have more games played.

Featuring in our photos are Fanad United and Letterkenny Rovers who played out a 1-1 draw on Saturday while Drumkeen Utd. were too strong for Milford Utd.

In the other game, Bonagee Utd. won 5-0 at Gweedore Utd.

Gweedore Celtic 0

Keadue Rovers 1

Keadue emerged winners in this local derby against an understrength Celtic at An Screabhan.

Both teams enjoyed periods of possession in the first half with Michael Cutliffe hitting the Keadue crossbar on 20 minutes. Soon after Keadue were awarded a penalty however, Gavin Sweeney in the Gweedore nets produced a good save to keep it scoreless at half time.

A draw looked likely but when your luck's down you don't get the wee breaks and with three minutes remaining, Keadue were awarded another penalty after a foul on Jordan Doogan in the area and this time Ultan Boyle made no mistake to give Keadue the win.

Best for Keadue were Jordan Doogan, Ed Reilly and Aaron McCafferty while Sean Pol Gallagher, Aidan Doohan and Eoin Ferry were prominent for Celtic.

Ref eree: Joe McHugh.

Fanad United 1

Letterkenny Rovers 1

Fanad United remain unbeaten in the league after playing out an entertaining draw with Letterkenny Rovers.

Letterkenny then took the lead in the 10th minute when Dane Dunworth tried to clear his lines, his clearance was blocked by Codey Brogan who finished into the empty net.

Seven minutes later Fanad had a chance to equalise when Michael Devine found space 30 yards out, he unleashed a shot that came back off the angle of the post and cross bar.

Letterkenny started the second half on the front foot without creating any clear cut chances. Their best chance of the half came in the 66th minute when after another fine run and cross from O'Boyle, Codey Brogan headed over when well placed.

Fanad then equalised in the 70th minute. Michael Devine showed great strength to burst into the box and his pull back was met by substitute Brad Paterson who swept the ball home.

Best for Fanad were Sean Little, Jamie McKinney and Michael Devine. Best for Letterkenny were Jerome Angel-Atahuene, Tarlach O'Boyle and James Tourish.

FANAD UTD: Dane Dunworth, John Heraghty, James Kerr, Peter Curran, Ryan Taylor, Sean Little, Bernard McGettigan (Ronan Gallagher 70), Jamie McKinney, Michael Devine, Darren McElwaine,Ciaran Coyle (Gerard McAteer 60)

LETTERKENNY ROVERS: Eoghan Jordan, Brian Diver, James Tourish, Eoghan Kelly, Ruairi Dennehy, Jerome Angel-Atahuene (Darragh Morrison 80), Tarlach O'Boyle, Sean Curran (Daire Crossan 85), Corey Brogan, Shane Doherty, Ciaran Daffan(Cameron Gormley 60)

REFEREE: Liam McLaughlin.

Drumkeen United 4

Milford United 1

Drumkeen got off to a great start and were three goals up after 15 minutes. The first goal came from Sean Peoples following a pass from Conor Patton.

The good start for the home team got even better five minutes later when Peoples scored again.

Shortly after that Milford fell further behind when Tim Callaghan headed home an Eoghan Kennedy corner. As the first half wore on Milford came more into this game and Drumkeen keeper Sean Patton had to make three good saves before half time to keep the home team's lead intact.

Milford did a bit of rejigging at the break as goalkeeper Eddy Oriyasin and full back Oisin Doherty swapped places.

Both players were quickly involved in the action in their new positions as Oriyasin forced another save from Sean Patton early in the second half. At the other end Drumkeen were awarded a penalty for handball and newly arrived keeper Doherty made a fine save to deny Sean Peoples his hat-trick and he also saved efforts from McNulty and Callaghan.

Milford did pull a goal back when Myles Mulgrew went on a solo run at the Drumkeen defence before finishing well past Patton.

This proved to be no more than a consolation goal however as they could not reduce the deficit any further and McNulty added a fourth for Drumkeen towards the end.

Referee: Paddy Martin.

Fixture

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd

Gweedore Celtic v Letterkenny Rovers

Kick off at 7.30pm