Late goals give Fanad win in Donegal Youth League

Triagh a Locha side win again

Late goals give Fanad win in Youth League


Fanad United scored twice in the final two minutes to seal another win in the Donegal Youth League on Saturday.

In the only game of the day, Fanad's win means they move level on points at the top of the table with Keadue Rovers.

Significantly however, Fanad have two games in hand, and even though it's still early days, they do look in a good position.

Fanad United 2

Gweedore Celtic 0

Fanad United recorded their fifth win of the season when they overcame Gweedore Celtic at Traigh-a-Loch on Saturday afternoon in a game that really only came to life in the last 10 minutes.

The first half was a timid affair with neither side creating many clear chances.

However, Gweedore could have taken the lead as early as the third minute when Gavin Sweeney flicked the ball on to Dan Gallagher but he hit his shot wide when well placed.

The only other chance of note came in the 35th minute when Darren McElwaine created space for himself on the edge of the Gweedore box but his shot went wide.

Five minutes into the second half Michael Cutliffe had a half chance for Gweedore when his shot from a free kick produced a decent save from Dunworth.

Fanad almost took the lead on the hour mark when Michael Devine showed great strength to find space in the box but his shot came off the top off the cross bar.

Gweedore's best chance of the game came in the 80th minute when Liam Wiggins swung in a corner. It was met by an unmarked Aiden Doohan but his header went just wide.

Two minutes from time Gweedore had Joe McGee to thank for keeping the scores level when he produced a fine save from Devine. However, with a minute remaining the Fanad's pressure finally paid off when they broke the deadlock. After Devine found space down the left, his ball into the box was met at the back post by Bernard McGettigan who fired the ball home from six yards.

Fanad then made the game safe in the 90th minute when sub Louis Hanlon raced onto a Brad Patterson through ball to fire home. Best for Fanad were Bernard McGettigan, Sean Little and Peter Curran. Best for Gweedore were Michael Roarty, Aiden Doohan and Dan Gallagher

FANAD UTD: Dane Dunworth, Bernard McGettigan, James Kerr, Peter Curran, Ryan Taylor, Darren McElwaine, Sean Little, Ciaran Coyle (Ronan Gallagher 70), Gerard McAteer (Louis Hanlon 75), Brad Patterson, Michael Devine

GWEEDORE CELTIC: Joe McGee, Eoin Ferry, Joey Gillespie, Aiden Doohan, Fiachra Coyle, Liam Wiggins, Michael Coll, Michael Cutliffe, Dan Gallagher, Michael Roarty, Gavin Sweeney(Pol Ferry 87)

REFEREE: Vincent McLaughlin


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