St. Michael’s put in a strong second half performance to claim the points and avenge an opening day defeatagainst Dungloe at the Bridge on Saturday evening.
ST MICHARL'S . . . . . . . 1-12
DUNGLOE . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
The home side found themselves 1-1 to 0-0 down early on when a point from Danny Rodgers and a goal from a penalty by Ryan Greene put the visitors ahead.
Danny Rodgers in the Dungloe goal made a fine save from Andrew Kelly before Michael McGinley opened the scoring for the hosts. Rodgers restored Dungloe’s advantage with a 45.
Then in the 22nd minute came a turning pointwhen Ryan Langan scored something of an unconventional goal – sliding in to volley home a Colm McFadden centre. It left the minimum between them with Dungloe leading by 1-2 to 1-1.
The home side made the most of the elements in the second half and Colm McFadden levelled the scores shortly after half time. They went on to score seven unanswered points with McFadden putting over another two, Christy Toye and Michael Langan two apiece and then Michael Cannon also finding his range.
Dungloe’s only score of the second half was a Ryan Greene goal on 50 minutes, when he fisted to the St Michael’s net after Adrian Sweeney had struck the crossbar.
However, St Michael’s made sure of the points when McFadden scored two late scores and Andrew Kelly finished it off in the last minute.
St Michael’s: Dean McColgan; Stephen Doak, Ciaran Gallagher, Michael Gallagher; Liam Paul Ferry, Michael Cannon (0-1), Peter Witherow; Michael McGinley (0-1), Christy Toye (0-2); Ryan Langan, Ciaran Kelly, Keelan McGee; Michael Langan (0-2), Colm McFadden (0-5, 1f), Andrew Kelly (0-1). Subs: James Henry Alcorn for Ferry (56), Jamie Hunter for Witherow (57).
Dungloe: Danny Rodgers (0-2, 1f, 45); Jack Scally, Gavin Ward, Doalty Boyle; Brian O’Donnell, Matthew Ward, Darren Curran; Raymond Sweeney, Luke Neely; Barry Curran, Shaun Sharkey, Hugh Ward; Mark Sweeney, Adam Neely, Ryan Greene (2-0, pen). Subs: James McCole and Noel McBride for R Sweeney and Moy (39), Adrian Sweeney for L Neely (57).