McCauley strike gives Bonagee win over Fanad Utd


McCauley strike gives Bonagee win over Fanad Utd

By Niall Callaghan

In Group B of the Donegal News League Cup, Aidan McCauley scored the winner as Bonagee beat Fanad Utd. at Dry Arch Park on Sunday.

Bonagee United 1

Fanad United 0

Early chances were very scarce, with neither keeper troubled much in the opening twenty minutes.

The first real opportunity of the contest fell the way of Fanad's Davitt Walsh. Keelin McElwaine raced into the Bonagee box and his cross to the back post was somehow blazed over by the Fanad captain.

Next up was their player manager, Arthur Lynch, who in the 42nd minute, sidefooted over from close range after an excellent delivery from Marty McAteer.

Bonagee started the second period much brighter, and took the lead in the 66th minute. Francesco Crisco, one of Peter Moran's summer aquisitions, crossed to Aidan McLaughlin in the box. His header was parried by Shane Graham, but another new signing, Aidan McCauley, reacted first, to hammer the ball into the roof of the net.

Fanad pushed for an equaliser, but the the home side's back four were resilient against anything thrown at them.

The men in yellow and green almost got a second with nine minutes to go when Dean Larkin dispossessed John McGarvey on the edge of the box, but his lob went just over.