Comeback kings Swilly take home Division One League Cup

Swilly Rovers came from two down to clinch the Ulster Senior League Division One League Cup on Thursday night from under the noses of Kildrum Tigers.

Swilly Rovers came from two down to clinch the Ulster Senior League Division One League Cup on Thursday night from under the noses of Kildrum Tigers.

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The side from St Johnston got off to a perfect start on 10 minutes when Kevin McBrearty curled home a free-kick and Glen Bouvaird then scored a fine second goal. Jim McCahill’s team were staring into the abyss, two down at the break, but started their comeback six minutes into the second half. Micheál Doherty scored a penalty after Kildrum’s Conor Crossan handled on the line and was given a straight red card.

With a man down, Kildrum’s grip on the cup was loosening. Ryan Toland levelled with 10 minutes to go and then on 85 minutes, Doherty scored a free-kick that ensured the cup was on its way to Ramelton.

Swilly Rovers: Caolan Bolton (Ciaran Molloy 46); Darren Dunworth, Johnny Boyle, Dylan Quinn, Paul Fisher; Kyle Black, (Eunan Diver 67), David Fisher, Ryan Toland, Micheál Doherty; Ronan Curtis, Michael McHugh (Laurence Toland 46).

Kildrum Tigers: Michael Lynch; Barry O’Donnell (Jonny McGinty 68), Shane Porter, Conor Crossan, Kevin McBrearty; Kevin Browne (Oisin McMenamin 59), Paul Toland, Glen Bovaird, Gareth Colhoun (Damian Crossan 52); Kevin Doran, William Lynch.