Castlefin upset champions Gweedore Celtic

Champions Gweedore Celtic went down at home against Castlefin Celtic in the surprise result in the Willie Duffy Saturday Division One.

Champions Gweedore Celtic went down at home against Castlefin Celtic in the surprise result in the Willie Duffy Saturday Division One.

Willie Duffy Saturday Division One

Gweedore Celtic 0

Castlefin Celtic 1

Champions Gweedore Celtic were on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline against Castlefin Celtic at the Screaban. The away team created some good

At the end of the first half Dan McBride was clean through on goal and was taken out of it by the away keeper who was very fortunate to be still on the pitch to save the resulting penalty. In the second half Castlefin went on the attack and got their reward when they broke the offside trap and scored.

Glencar Celtic 7

P Rafferty 28, 60, 62, 65; S Hilley 42, 75, D Scanlon 80

Milford United 1

M Flood 48

Glencar Celtic maintained their second place in the Willie Duffy Division One with a 7-1 win over relegated Milford United with Paddy Rafferty scoring four.

Glencar took the initiative when Rafferty opened the scoring to settle the nerves. Shane Hilley added to the scoreline. Milford pulled one back through Mark Flood but Glencar finished it as a contest with three goals in five minutes from Rafferty. In a runaway victory Glencar scored two more through Hilley and Decky Scanlon.

Dunfanaghy Town 2

J McMullan 2, L Reynolds og 71

Erne Wanderers 4

M Ward 10; E Cleary 74; M Dorrian 75; J Keenaghan 88

Third placed Erne Wanderers came out on top against Dunfanaghy in a game filled with goals.

Dunfanaghy got off to the brightest of starts when Damien Nelis beat the offside trap to set up James McMullan to tap the ball in. Erne came roaring back and a defensive error allowed Michael Ward to blast the ball into the Dunfanaghy net from close range. Dunfanaghy took the lead again when McMullan broke free again and his cross come shot was turned into his own net by Liam Reynolds. Eamon Clearly levelled for Erne after blasting home from two yards and Mark Dorrian put Erne ahead straight from Dunfanaghy’s kick off finishing superbly. Erne sealed the when substitute Johnny Keenaghan scored another cracker from 20 yards.

Kilmacrennan Celtic 1

L McBride 62

Gweedore United 0

Gweedore United remain in relegation trouble after losing by a single goal to Kilmacrennan Celtic.

The hosts came more into the game more after the break with Liam McBride and Darren McGinley both testing the keeper before McBride finally scored with a great effort after been set up by the impressive James Gorman.

Glencar Inn Saturday Division Two

Deele Harps 2

E Catterson 2; S Gallagher 78

Fintown Harps 3

D Gallagher 15 pen; S Boyle 55; A Thompson 65

Fintown Harps came from behind to post a win against Deele Harps and move to the top of the Glencar Inn Saturday Division Two in the process.

Deele started with urgency and took the lead when Emmet Catterson scored a spectacular volley from 20 yards. Darragh Gallagher levelled from a penalty. A Fintown attack down the left led to a cross finding the feet of Stephen Boyle who tapped home from six yards to give the away side the lead and they added a third through a looping header from Aaron Thompson. But Deele refused to give up and experienced striker Shane Gallagher volleyed home in to set up a grand finale.

Ramelton Mariners 1

P Durning 30

Downtown United 1

R Doherty 85

Ramelton Mariners’ draw with Downtown United was of little use to either side – with the hosts losing top spot in the league and the Letterkernny side chasing a play-off position.

Mariners opened the scoring when a delightful throughball from Gavin Mackay was despatched over the head of the advancing Downtown keeper by Patrick Durning. This spurned the Downtown team on and they got their just rewards for a period of sustained pressure when Redmond Doherty equalised from a fine shot from the edge of the area.

Glenree United 2

O McLaughlin 72

Cranford United 3

K Fisher 23; S McBride 27; D McBride 44

Cranford United made the most of their reverse fixture with neighbours Glenree United to win by the odd goal in five.

The break-through came when Kevin Fisher scored Shaun McBride added a second. Glenree kept digging away though and pulled one back before the break.

Glenree were back in the game and created a few more chances to equalise only to get caught short at the back from a long ball and Danny McBride had plenty of time to pick his spot and slot it past the keeper. Glenree did up the tempo for the remainder of the game and were rewarded when the keeper fumbled a long free kick from Owen McLaughlin into the net.

Tullyvinney Rovers 1

C Breen 70

Mulroy Celtic 3

JP Malley 22, 89; D Faulkner 31

Mulroy Celtic posted the three points with a good away win against Tullyvinney Rovers.

The visitors registered their first goal when a cross from the right wing found JP Malley unmarked at the back post and he had the easy task of producing the first goal. Mulroy increased their lead in the thirty first minute when Darren Faulkner rifled home a shot through a crowded eighteen yard box and into the corner of the net. Tullyvinney set up an exciting end to the game when Chris Breen was not going to be denied his goal. Malley scored a late penalty.

Donegal Town 0

Glenea United 2

E Muldowney 30, T Rodgers 80

Glenea United came back from Donegal Town with a 2-0 win.

The deadlock was broken on the half hour mark when a mistake in the Donegal defence allowed the ball to bounce up in the air and Eddie Muldowney swivelled well to send the ball home. A. The decisive blow came ten minutes from the end when a deep cross from the left hand side was headed home by Tommy Rodgers to seal the three points for the visitors. Team performances from both sides.