Donegal Town Reserves were the big hitters in the Old Orchard Saturday Division, hitting Fintown for six, while in the Glencar Inn Division, there was a thriller at Drumoghill where ten goals were scores, the home side the winners on a 6-4 scoreline.
Old Orchard Saturday Division One
Fintown Harps 1
Donegal T Res 6
Donegal Town Res took all three points from their visit to Pairc Achla. Three quickfire goals left the home side trailing early on. Despite their best efforts Fintown couldn’t find a way back into the game.
Donegal added two more before Brian Delany registered for the hosts. Donegal made it six in the dying minutes of this one sided affair.
Glencar Celtic 1
Castlefin Celtic Res 0
A shower of rain in the warm up left the Flagpole Field in perfect zippy conditions for this encounter between Glencar and Castlefin Res.
Glencar’s inform striker Michael Molloy opened the scoring after 10 minutes. Paddy Collins played Molloy in down the left and he crossed for Grieve who’s left footed volley was saved by the keeper only for the ball to rebound back out to the inrushing Molloy who showed good instinct to follow up his cross. Glencar bossed the game for the first twenty minutes having numerous chances but the second goal eluded them.
Castlefin started brightest in the second half, with Glencar looking sluggish, and nearly got their reward with a strike from outside the box hitting the top of the Glencar bar. A hard fought win for the champions. Good team performance from both teams with Marty Brogan best for Glencar.
Glencar Inn Saturday Division Two
Drumoghill Res 6
Ramelton Mariners 4
Drumoghill got their first win of the season from this ten goal thriller at “The Moss”. In a game full of attacking play the fans were entertained from start to finish Drumoghill lead 3-1 at half time with goals from Eunan Kelly, Liam O’ Donnell and Eathan Mc Creedy. Ricky Fisher scored for Ramelton.
Kelly went on to complete his hat-trick in the second half with Chris Malseed completing the Drumoghill scoring with a 30 yard shot. Gavin Mackey, Corey Mc Cahill and Peter Brannigan scored for the visitors. Good sporting performance from both teams
Keadue Rovers Res 1
Tullyvinney Rovers 1
This game ended level at Central Park on a blustery Saturday afternoon where both sides fought out a well contested draw. It was Keadue who had the brighter opening and more possession. Tullyvinney had the first effort on target after twelve minutes but it was saved by Keadue keeper Ben Boyle.
Keadue’s first chance fell to Sean Mc Monagle but he shot wide on nineteen minutes. Paul Carlin gave the visitors the lead on twenty seven minutes with a great strike to the top corner of the net. At the start of the second half the visitors were on top despite playing against a strong breeze. Luke Neely had a good effort saved by the Tullyvinney keeper on fifty five minutes. A moment after that Tullyvinney had a shot just over the bar.
On 58 minutes Keadue’s Ryan Greene was adjudged to have been fouled in the box and he cooly slotted away the resultant penalty to make it all square. This sparked Keadue into life and they enjoyed a good spell for the next ten minutes without scoring. Tullyvinney to their credit regained possession and were on top from 70 minutes onwards. In the end a good point for Keadue from a battling performance where Tullyvinney had more possession and looked slightly the more likely winners.
Best for Keadue were Ryan O’Donnell, Ryan Greene and Ben Boyle, while best for Tullyvinney were Denis McBride, Stephen Devine and Nigel Hegarty
Curragh Ath Res 0
Strand Rovers 0
This was an evenly contested affair played at the New Camp Complex in Killygordon. The home side will be frustrated with not taking some of the numerous chances they created however Strand Rovers also had plenty of chances, especially in the first half.
Gary Heaney was a constant threat to the Strand rearguard and Conor Gallagher was providing him with plenty of possession from the left-back slot. Stephen Glackin headed over for Rovers when well positioned but it was one of those days when the ball wouldn’t go in the net.
Jonny Corcoran and Gary Heaney were best for Curragh with Rovers solid throughout the side.
Drumbar F.C. 1
Mulroy Celtic 5
Mulroy took the lead on 30 minutes after some weak Drumbar defending and they added a second to go in two ahead at half time. Drumbar were still in the game until the last quarter when Mulroy added 3 quick goals to kill off the home side.
Jack Taylor got a late consolation goal for the home side.
Best for Drumbar were Darragh Doogan, Enda Brogan and Ray Balogun. Team effort from Mulroy.