This weekend’s Donegal Junior League stories, outcomes and fixtures.
Wednesday fifth April 2023 Previous Orchard Saturday Division Two
Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 2 v 2 Cranford United Reserves (No Report Submitted)
Saturday eighth April Glencar Inn Saturday Division One
Keadue Rovers Reserves 2 v 0 Cappry Rovers Reserves
Keadue Reserves emerged victorious from Central Park after a good encounter which was scrappy within the first half however extra open within the second. In blustery, troublesome situations, the house group had wind benefit within the opening salvo however didn’t obtain a lot from their supremacy. Cappry had been the extra composed outfit for giant components with probabilities solely coming to Keadue from exterior the world. That they had an honest spell after twenty minutes, with a shot broad from Mikey Mc Fadden after which two minutes later from Michael Greene, who had a shot properly saved. The guests nevertheless gained a great foothold within the final fifteen minutes of the half and though nonetheless scoreless at half time, they might have felt the happier at half time realizing wind benefit was to be with them within the second half. Nevertheless, Keadue, to their credit score, began towards the wind, pinning Cappry again and inside a couple of minutes Mikey Mc Fadden had an effort saved. Nevertheless, they had been to not be denied and on fifty minutes. A superb run by Mikey Mc Fadden ended with a shot saved and from the rebound Aidan Yank Boyle blasted to the web. They maintained their composure and good play and had been good worth for doubling their lead which they did on sixty 5 minutes.Oisin Mc Kelvey was to the fore, his shot was parried by the keeper and from shut vary Jack Doherty completed the ball to the web. Again got here Cappry and on sixty seven minutes they hit the crossbar with a great effort and within the final twenty minutes they took an opportunity and pushed extra males up entrance however solely compelled one save from the Keadue keeper. An honest group effort from Cappry, whereas finest for Keadue had been Mikey Mc Fadden, Michael Greene and Aaron Neely.
Referee: Sean Ferry.
Kildrum Tigers Reserves 1 v 0 Donegal City Reserves
In a good contest it was all sq. at half time an Kildrum began the second half energetic and bought their reward after a foul sort out within the field resulted in a penalty which William Lynch transformed to win all three factors for the house aspect
Strand Rovers 2 v 1 Dunlewey Celtic
There was a powerful wind blowing straight down the sphere in Strands’ favour for the primary half. It was Dunlewey who took the lead nevertheless on 17 minutes when a nook was swung in and was missed by everybody on the entrance put up and deflected in off a Strand participant making it 1-0 to Dunlewey. Either side created probabilities however to no avail till an extended throw-in from Ryan Brennan brought on havoc within the Dunlewey field and there was a little bit of pinball till it fell to Jordan Saville who made no mistake and caught it at the back of the web making it 1-1 on the break. Dunlewey had the wind for the second half however didn’t use it to their benefit with plenty of by balls getting carried over the tip line. Strand created a couple of probabilities and eventually bought the breakthrough when a cross from Cian Mc Gee deflected off a Dunlewey defender and caught the keeper off guard and ended up within the web making it 2-1 to Strand. Each groups pushed to try to get the subsequent objective however each defences held tight and the sport ended up 2-1 to Strand.
Previous Orchard Saturday Division Two
St. Catherines Reserves 3 v 0 Fintown Harps AFC
St Catherine’s strengthened their place on the prime of the Previous Orchard Division Two with a complete three nil win over Fintown. The guests began properly with out creating any clear-cut probabilities and it was the house aspect who opened the scoring on 20 minutes with a intelligent overhead kick by Josh Cunningham. St Catherines doubled the lead ten minutes later with a superb volley by James Callan from the sting of the world. Fintown rallied briefly and Logan Quinn shot narrowly over after a run from the half means line. The house aspect continued to press, going shut on a number of events and Aaron Byrne virtually bought a 3rd when his 25-yard shot was tipped over by Dylan Mc Glynn. Within the second half Fintown pushed ahead in an effort to scale back the deficit however had been undone on the hour mark when JP Mc Guinness made it three nil with an excellent 20 yard shot. At this stage, the sport was successfully over as a contest and whereas each side had a lot of probabilities the house group ran out deserving winners. Finest for St Catherine’s had been Conor Knox, Christy Cunningham and Josh Cunningham. A group efficiency by Fintown. Referee: Gerard Devine
Sunday 2 nd April 2023 Brian Mc Cormick Sports activities Premier Division
Castlefin Celtic 0 v 4 Fanad United
Fanad United cemented their place on the prime of the Premier Division after a convincing victory in Castlefin.
A Paddy Carr brace and a James Gallagher effort within the opening half-hour had Fanad in entrance at half time. Castlefin missed a second half penalty and Fanad prolonged their lead when Darren Mc Elwaine pounced on a free ball.
Kildrum Tigers 1 v 0 Rathmullan Celtic
The house aspect edged a really shut contest to select up three factors at Station Highway, a objective from Gareth Colhoun with simply six minutes remaining. A recreation performed in troublesome situations with moments of high quality had been few and much between. McAteer was harmful all through for the guests and carved some openings nevertheless couldn’t discover the web. Each keepers O’Donnell for Kildrum and Rathmullan’s Gallagher made some huge saves to maintain the scores even. Nevertheless, it was Kildrum who nicked the all-important winner in a keenly contested recreation performed in good spirits at Station Highway.
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