Erne Wanderers keep up the pressure on Glencar

Erne Wanderers keep up the pressure on Glencar
On Saturday only three of the six scheduled games beat the weather as the county was hit on Friday by incessant overnight rain which, accompanied by strong winds, continued in many places throughout Saturday.

On Saturday only three of the six scheduled games beat the weather as the county was hit on Friday by incessant overnight rain which, accompanied by strong winds, continued in many places throughout Saturday.

The games that did go ahead however produced plenty of goals with four teams hitting three apiece and another recording two.

Old Orchard Saturday

Division One

Erne Wanderers 3

Mulroy Celtic 0

Erne Wanderers got the better of Mulroy Celtic on Friday night at the Lakeside under the lights.

It was a game that the hosts totally dominated from start to finish and only for the heroics of the away keeper, Jerome Doherty, and some terrible finishing from Erne it really could have been in double figures.

The first goal came on 15 minutes when David Dolan got on the end of an  Alan Russell through ball down the left channel and he made no mistake from 18 yards shooting across the keeper into bottom corner.

The remainder of the half saw the home team camped in Celtic’s half and saw chance after chance go abegging, much to the frustration of the home team.

The second goal eventually arrived right on halftime when Michael McNulty blasted into the bottom corner from just inside the box.

The second half started much the same with Erne on top  and dominating possession and with the front three of Dolan, Spratt and McNeely all on deadly form they were always a huge threat.

The third came through Michael McNeely on 70 minutes when he showed great feet to trick three Mulroy defender’s and leave them trailing and found the back of the net with a neat finish. Erne kept pushing for more but poor finishing and some great’ keeping kept the score at just three.

Glenea United 3 Castlefin Celtic 3

In wintry conditions Glenea and Castlefin did their best to keep the onlookers entertained with six goals shared.

In the first half it was the border men that settled quickest and with the wind at their backs took control of the game.

They took the lead on 20 minutes when Michael Griffin headed home Marcus Curran’s in swinging free-kick. Castlefin pushed hard to increase their lead but failed to take the chances that came their way and as the half progressed the home side came more into the game.

In the second half it was the away side that increased their lead with Michael Griffin converting a penalty after 50 minutes.

Glenea pulled a goal back on the hour when Dean Gallagher headed home a Darren Mc Geever corner.

The home side equalised on 65 minutes when Conor McGee headed home a Padraig McGee free-kick. Both sides pushed hard for a winner and on 85 minutes, Castlefin took the lead when a good counter attack left Mark Lafferty to slot the ball home.

The home side were not to be denied however and in the final minute a Padraig McGee free-kick landed in the box and from the resultant scramble Mark Harley forced the ball home.

Glencar Inn Saturday

Division Two

Donegal Town 3 Milford United 2

Donegal Town gave themselves plenty to do in the last 20 minutes but managed to hold on against Milford United to secure a vital three points on return to league action on Saturday.

Having led 3-0, two late goals from Lee Burke and Conor Murchan left the game right in the balance up until the final whistle.

Donegal took the lead early in the first half when David Bustard powered home a tremendous header from a free kick just inside the Milford half.

Ciaran McGinley doubled the lead before half time with a superb solo effort beating several Milford players to finish well inside the area.

The home side pressed after half time and a free kick from Ciarán O’Reilly looked to have made the points safe.

Milford to their credit kept battling and Murchan’s penalty and a great team goal finished off by Burke meant the visitors almost secured an unlikely point.