Points shared at Tymeen

The points were shared at a cold Tymeen in the local derby between Letterbarrow and Drumbar.

The points were shared at a cold Tymeen in the local derby between Letterbarrow and Drumbar.

Letterbarrow 1

Drumbar 1

The game was very evenly contested although the home side would claim that the visitor’s early goal had a touch of controversy surrounding it.

Drumbar got that opening goal inside four minutes when Roy Balougangot on the end of a free kick, to head home, but it looked as if the free had been touched on by a Drumbar player which would have left Balougan in an offside position.

However, the goal was allowed to stand and it was no more than Drumbar deserved as they dominated the opening quarter.

Letterbarrow have struggled to field a settled team in recent weeks and that has been a factor in their results.

However, they came back into the contest in the second quarter and were back on terms on 30 minutes, courtesy of centre-half Christopher Burke, who was on hand to bundle home after Stephen Graham swun in a corner.

The second half was very evenly contested but it was the home side who created the most chances. There were two very good opportunities later in the game with the Drumbar ‘keeper Joe Gallagher denying Barry Griffin.

But overall defences were on top and Christopher Burke was the home side’s man of the match, closely followed by Stephen Graham and John Kenny.

For Drumbar Frank McMullin was their man of the match with Kevin Martin also impressing.

Letterbarrow: Ciaran Gildea, John Roper, John Kenny, Emmett O’Neill, Christopher Burke, Kevin McBrearty, James McGroary, Pauric Coyle, Stephen Graham, Declan Roper, Kevin Lowther. Subs, Shane Conneely, Barry Griffin and Gary Byrne

Drumbar Utd.: Joe Gallagher, Daniel Bennett, Kevin Martin, Shane Browne, Francis McMullin, Enda Brogan, Owen Harron, Caolan Loughrey, David Giblin, Emmet Doogan, Roy Balougan. Subs Calvin McGroary, Dave Doogan, Danny Hughes, Brendan Munday and Michael O’Hara.

Referee: Mick Lagan