Fanad United have chance to close the gap on leaders Cockhill Celtic

Two games on Sunday in Ulster Senior League

Sports reporter


Sports reporter


Fanad United who play Bonagee United on Sunday.

Cockhill Celtic continue to lead the way in the Ulster Senior League and their 3-0 win at Bonagee Utd. last Sunday means they hold a five point lead over Fanad United.
The Inishowen club are unbeaten after five games but have no game this weekend.
That means Fanad can close the gap if they manage to get the better of Bonagee Utd. at home on Sunday.
In the other game, Derry City Reserves take on a Swilly Rovers side who could really do with the points.
Although he’s just 20 years of age, defender Dylan Hegarty is one of the experienced players in the Swilly Rovers dressing room.
The likes of Marty McDaid, Laurence Toland and Damien Friel are veterans of the side, but Hegarty comes with plenty of experience in a largely youthful Swilly side that is still searching for its first League win of the season.
“We see our’s as a long-term plan,” Hegarty said.
“Gerry (Crossan, Swilly manager) doesn’t come in and expect us to win the league. He wants us to be competitive in games, but we’re realistic.
“We have a lot of young lads in the team: The likes of Shaun Crossan and Shay Durning are still 17 and 18, myself and Jordan Toland are only 20 and Ryan Toland is 22.
“The make-up of the squad is young and I think inexperience has cost us. The average age of the squad is very low and that has been a factor so far for us.”
Last Thursday night's game between Finn Harps Reserves and Letterkenny Rovers was postponed earlier this week due to a bereavement. It will now take place on Tuesday evening.