Glenea keep their noses in front - just

GLENEA UNITED remain in front of Gweedore Celtic in the Brian McCormick Sports Premier Division by the minimum after both sides recorded wins on Sunday.

GLENEA UNITED remain in front of Gweedore Celtic in the Brian McCormick Sports Premier Division by the minimum after both sides recorded wins on Sunday.

Brian McCormick Premier Division

Lifford Celtic......................................................0

Glenea United.....................................................1

P McFadden 83

GLENEA UNITED kept their noses in front at the top of the Brian McCormick Sports Premier Division with a single goal win over Lifford Celtic.

The hosts nearly took the lead on 10 minutes when a great 30-yard effort from Jude Patton came off the angle of post and crossbar. The score remained level until seven minutes from time when Paddy McFadden broke through and he finished well over the top of the Lifford ‘keeper.

Gweedore Celtic................................................2

C McFadden 55; D McFadden 70

Eany Celtic.........................................................0 A brace of goals in the second half secured the victory over Eany Celtic that keeps alive the title aspirations of Gweedore Celtic. The breakthrough came when a good move ended with Ciaran McFadden scoring from a close range. The second goal arrived when a ball into the goalmouth must have been blocked three times but eventually came to Damien O’Sullivan and his shot found the net.

Dunkineely Celtic...............................................1

P Connaghan 48

Milford United.....................................................1

K Doogan 30

The spoils were shared at Dunkineely Celtic in their game against Milford United.

The away team got in front when Karl Duggan headed home powerfully from a right wing cross. Dunkineely equalised when Adrian Nesbitt crossed from the right and Pauric Connaghan scored from close range.

Milford Inn Hotel Division One

Cappry Rovers....................................................1

A Kelly 15

Rathmullan Celtic..............................................1

D Patton 38

Rathmullan Celtic edged closer to the Milford Inn Division One title with a 1-1 draw against Cappry Rovers.

The deadlock was broken when Cappry’s Brendan McLaughlin gave the ball to Aaron Kelly, whose initial shot was saved by Dennis Sheridan and he collected the rebound to slide the ball to the net from a narrow angle.

Rathmullan got back on level terms when they were awarded a free-kick out on the wing which was taken by Darragh Patton and his shot deceived the Cappry defence and ‘keeper to go into the net.

This point for Cappry keeps them in the hunt for the third place play-off with one game remaining. Rathmullan now require three points to claim the league title, starting with a fixture at home to second placed St Catherine’s this coming weekend.

Convoy Arsenal.................................................0

Donegal Town....................................................3

S Corneen 15; 31 J Craig 30

Convoy Arsenal’s limp season continued with a 3-0 home loss to Donegal Town on Friday night under the floodlights.

Donegal Town took the lead when Stephen Corneen was left to tap into an empty net following a mix-up. The visitors doubled their lead when they advanced from the halfway line following a throw-in and crossed for Jamie Craig to head in at the back post. Corneen got his second when he unleashed a powerful drive from 30 yards.

Willie Duffy Saturday Division One

Dunfanaghy Town...........................................1

R McElhinney 75

Kilmacrennan Celtic........................................2

K McMenamin 44; A Doherty 49

Kilmacrennan Celtic got the better of neighbours Dunfanaghy in their Saturday fixture.

On the stroke of half-time a clever ball into the area found Kevin McMenamin free and he turned well to slot into the far corner of the net. Just after half time a corner for Kilmacrennan was headed home by Adrian Doherty. A corner for Dunfanaghy was flicked on and Ronan McElhinney, who scored well on the half-volley to pull one back for the home team.

Glencar Inn Saturday Division Two

Mulroy Celtic.....................................................0

Ramelton Mariners............................................1

P Brannigan 60

Mulroy Celtic’s hopes of winning the league took a massive blow when Ramelton Mariners came to Triaghalough and left with all three points.

Mulroy had a few half chances but Mariners could have went in at half-time in the lead as they clipped the woodwork twice just as the half drew to a conclusion. With the game on a knife edge the Mariners took the lead when a long ball into the box was finished superbly by the fox in the box that is Peter Brannigan.

Downtown United..............................................3

D Watters 20, R Doherty 58, S Sweeney 82 pen

Cranford United.................................................2

C Duffy 10; M McBride 42

Downtown United came out on top against Cranford United at Letterkenny’s Errigal College.

It was Cranford who opened the scoring when Chris Duffy rose highest at the back post to head home. Downtown drew level when Damien Watters drilled his shot home from the edge of the box. With the game going end to end it was Cranford who went in front when Martin McBride rounded the keeper and slotted home from ten yards out.

Downtown drew level when Warren McGinley broke down the left and his cross found Redmond Doherty who hammered his shot home from 10 yards. The match winner came when Doherty broke into the Cranford box and was upended resulting in a penalty.

Tullyvinney Rovers............................................1

C Breen 80

Deele Harps......................................................5

A Gallagher 4; S Gallagher 60, 69; P Lynch 62; P Colhoun 75

Deele Harps enjoyed a comfortable 5-1 win against Tullyvinney Rovers under the lights at the Curragh.

Deele took the lead when Adrian Gallagher scored. In a 15-minute period halfway through the second half Deele scored four goals with Shane Gallagher scoring two and Paul Lynch and Paul Colhoun scoring one each. Tullyvinney were rewarded when Chris Breen scored Tullyvinney’s goal with a fine strike.

Downtown Cup Group B

Milford United...................................................4

E Ferry; own goal; A O’Donnell; J Whelan

Fintown Harps AFC..........................................4

B Delaney (2); S Ellis; C Ellis

With Fintown Harps already qualified Milford United were unable to secure the win needed to go through.

Milford put Fintown on the back foot from the off and it was Eoin Ferry who headed in from close range from a corner to open Milford’s account. Fintown came back with a well taken goal from Brian Delaney. Fintown took the lead after a mix up in the Milford defence let Seamus Ellis in.

The second half was end to end with Fintown grabbing their third from Chris Ellis. Milford got one back through a bizarre own goal but were caught when Delaney got his second. Milford got two late goals from Aidan O’Donnell and Jamie Whelan to draw level.