4 LANTERNS USL: WINS FOR ROVERS, HARPS, CITY AND COCKHILL

first_img4 Lanterns USL Results & Reports 27.04.14ResultsSwilly Rovers 2 1 Fanad Utd. Drumkeen Utd. 2 3 Derry City Res.Bonagee Utd. 1 2 Finn Harps Res.Cockhill Celtic 1 0 Letterkenny Rovers  ReportsDrumkeen Utd. 2Derry City Res. 3The first half of this game was fairly uneventful with the Drumkeen goal the only real highlight.That came on 17 minutes, David Shovlin ran from his own half and then played a good pass to Conor Carlin just inside the penalty area and he made no mistake as he calmly slotted it past the advancing keeper Mihael Lynch. Up to that point and indeed after that it had been scrappy enough, neither side were creating many clear cut chances. Derry’s only chance of note came on 22 minutes when Rory Patterson shot narrowly wide when the ball fell to him following a Derry corner. Drumkeen would have been happy enough going in a goal up at half time, they had a goal and they had managed to keep Rory Patterson quiet apart from that one chance, Patterson had a quiet first half and anytime he did get the ball Ryan Gildea was always in close attendance. The game really came alive at the start of the second half, a Drumkeen free went straight to keeper Michael Lynch, his long kick up the pitch was headed on by Rory Patterson into the path of Nathan Boyle who fired it home from the right side of the penalty box. Derry then had a couple of chances,  Conor McDermott  and Rory Patterson both had efforts saved by Stephen Conroy and Drumkeen then had a chance when Ronan Coyle just failed to get on the end of a Carlin cross from the right wing.Shortly after that the action switched to the other end and Derry took the lead, Nathan Boyle got the ball out wide right, he ran parallel to the end line into the box and shot across the goal into the net at the far post. Drumkeen kept going and got themselves level again 8 minutes later when they were awarded a penalty, Darren Mc Cready stepped up and  converted it to leave it all square again. That situation did not last long as Derry were back in front two minutes later, that man Boyle again. This time he ran through the middle and managed to get his shot away while under pressure from a Drumkeen defender. In the last twenty minutes Drumkeen tried hard but could not create another goal scoring chance for themselves. All the talk was about Rory Patterson before the game but it was Nathan Boyle who stole the show with his hat trick, based on that second half Derry will give everyone a good game and could upset a few more teams before the season is over. That win lifts them up to joint top with Cockhill. A disappointing result for the home team who will now find it very difficult to repeat their feat of last season when they pushed Cockhill all the way. The cup competitions may be their best hope of winning something this year. They now turn their attention to their Knockalla cup semi-final against Letterkenny next week and they are still well placed in the League cup.DRUMKEEN -Stephen Conroy, Michael Carroll, Dean Bonner, Ryan Gildea, Paddy Mc Laughlin, Philip White, Darren Cassidy, Darren Mc Cready, Ronan Coyle, Conor Carlin, David Shovlin, SUBS Eunan Kelly on for Coyle 66 mins, Chris Mc Bride on for White 66 mins, Gary Patton on for Shovlin 76 mins DERRY – Michael Lynch, Michael Barr, Dylan Mc Callion, Shane Mc Eleney, Ciaron Harkin, Ryan Doherty, Connor Barr, Caolan  Mc Laughlin, Nathan Boyle, Conor Mc Dermott, Rory Patterson, SUBS Paul Ramsey, Dylan Harkin, Adrian Mc Cauley,REFEREE- Tommy Mc Aree Swilly Rovers 2Fanad Utd. 1 A victory for Swilly in this local derby in front of a great crowd on this sunny evening. Swilly’s Gareth Colhoun crossed on seven minutes and David Fisher’s powerful header was just over. Fisher was then replaced by Darren Dunworth following a shoulder injury. Fanad’s Brian Mc Veigh went close for Fanad with a low drive on 17 minutes. Calvin Mooney with a delightful lobbed effort and a stunning Michael Mc Hugh 25 yard volley both within a minute put Swilly very much in control. Swilly lead 2-0 at the break. Swilly’s Gareth Wade was sent off on 51 minutes in controversial circumstances. Fanad pulled a goal back on 52 minutes when the impressive Daire Mc Daid delivered a fine free kick which was glanced home by Adam Seranna. Mc Hugh was denied by a clearance off the line by a Fanad defender on 76 minutes. Ryan Mc Daid then had an effort narrowly wide on 80 minutes. Fanad piled on the pressure in the final ten minutes but the points stayed in Ramelton. Former Swilly legend John Roulstone replaced Wade in the Swilly goal. Match referee was Vincent Mc Laughlin.Swilly Rovers: Gareth Wade, Duncan Patterson, Gareth Colhoun, Martin Boyce, Dylan Hegarty, Columba O’Donnell, David Fisher, Martin Mc Daid, Michael Mc Hugh, Laurence Toland, Calvin Mooney. Subs used: Ryan Mc Daid, Darren Dunworth, John Roulstone. Subs not used: Cathal Diver, Mark Wilson. Fanad United: Shane Graham, Kevin Murray, Daire Mc Daid, Declan Sweeney, James Mc Cahill, Jordan Mc Bride, Oisin Hassett, Conor Blaney, Adam Seranna, Johnny Logue, Brian Mc Veigh. Subs used: Caolan Mc Daid, Dean Mc Carry. Subs not used: Shay Durning, Kyle Burke, Conor Mc Gonigle, Darragh Harper. Champions Win Close EncounterCockhill Celtic 1Letterkenny Rovers 0 Played in near perfect conditions both sides cancelled each other out for much of the 1st half. Both sides struggled to gain a foothold in a scrappy affair. Chances were at a premium with defences on top. Letterkenny’s only chance of the 1st half fell to Stevie Okakpu when he ghosted in behind the Cockhill defence on 15 minutes, with only Cullen to beat he shot over from 15 yards. Cockhill had a major shout for a penalty on 40 mins when a Derek Doherty cross seemed to hit a Rovers defender’s arm but the Ref wasn’t having it. Half time 0 -0.Cockhill started the second half on the front foot and brought the game to Rovers. Mark Moran went close from distance on 50 minutes. Jimmy Bradley missed an open goal on 53 when the young Rovers Keeper misjudged a Gavin Cullen punt up-field. Malachy Mc Dermott seemed to have given the home side a lead on 60 when he connected from a Moran free but Ref Paul Duddy gave a free out for a foul much to the astonishment to the home side. Cockhill continued to press Rovers for much of the 2nd half but couldn’t find a break through a resolute Rovers defence. Cockhill freshened up their attack with the introduction of Gerry Gill and Garbhain Friel on 70 minutes and it was that combination which provided the only goal of the game. Gill swung a free into the box on 82 and the big centre forward rose to power an unstoppable header to the top corner. Rovers piled men forward for the remainder of the game, forcing the home defence to sit back but with Johnny Havlin in outstanding form Cockhill held out for a hard fought victory.Final score: Cockhill Celtic 1 Letterkenny Rovers 0. Harps get Second WinBonagee Utd. 1Finn Harps Res. 2An entertaining game played in the sunshine yesterday afternoon, Finn Harps came away with all three points, but yet again this season, Bonagee will rue a host of missed chances. The home side went ahead in the 19th minute, when a long ball into the area by Mark Harkin was met by the head of Kevin Barr, who scored from 6 yards.  Further chances fell the way of Aidan McLaughlin and Anthony Appiah in the first half, but the score remained one nil going in at the break.  The visitors began the second period brightly and deservedly drew level in the 58th minute, when a free from wide on the left caused confusion in the Bonagee penalty area, and Gareth Harkin capitalised on the hesitation to make the score one each.  Bonagee had an excellent chance to regain their lead, but somehow Appiah blazed over.  Harps got their winner in the 77th minute, when Graham Fisher crossed into the area where Daragh Black side footed home from six yards.  Ref Packie Coll Bonagee: Smyth, Lynagh, Harkin, Frankowski, Breslin, McBrearty, Doran (Murphy), A Harkin (McGee), McLaughlin, Barr & Browne (Appiah)Harps: Patton, Flanagan, McDermott, Scanlon, Gallagher, Curran, Henry, Fisher, Black, Buchanan, G Harkin  FixturesKnockalla Caravans Cup Semi-FinalsThursday, May 1st at 7pmLetterkenny Rovers v Drumkeen Utd. Sunday, May 4thSwilly Rovers v Cockhill Celtic4 LANTERNS USL: WINS FOR ROVERS, HARPS, CITY AND COCKHILL was last modified: April 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cockhill Celticdrumkeen unitedFinn Harps ReservesLetterkenny RoversUlster Senior Leaguelast_img

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