Dromore and Killyclogher played out a high scoring but thoroughly enjoyable match in the fine weather on Saturday afternoon’s under fourteen league game. The final score of 5-9 to 4-6 in favour of the Gardrum Park outfit only tells half the story of a highly entertaining and enjoyable game of football which was very well refereed by Alan Richardson. Both teams produced some excellent football with Mc Nulty, Teague and Sludden prominent for Dromore while Donnelly, the Mc Aleers and Duddy stood out for Killyclogher.
The quality of football produced was a credit to both sides as they worked hard in the warm sunshine which at times took its toll on the young players. Dromore’s greater physicality and ability to take their scores proved the difference between the two sides in the end but Killyclogher did miss a couple of late chances for goals as the Dromore keeper and big midfielder Teague prevented almost certain goals. Scorers for Killyclogher were Gerard Duddy 2-2, Matthew Mc Aleer 2-2 Nathan Donnelly and Ben Armstrong 0-1 each while Tiarnan Sludden 2-1, Oran Sludden 1-3 and Odhran Rafferty 2-2 were on traget for the St.Dympnas.
Moortown played host to Galbally on Saturday and they inflicted a first defeat of the season on the Pearses. C McLarnon hit half a dozen points for the winners, James Devlin and Jamie Devlin scored a brace each with S Conway, S McKeown, Jack McGuigan and D Quinn all getting goals. Daniel Kerr top scored for the visitors with his haul including a goal with Conor Donnelly also getting a goal and Mark Quinn and John Hanna featuring among the points.
Brackaville took on Eskra and they came out on top with the minimum to spare. The Emmetts were eleven points in arrears at the break but they stormed back with scores from Michael Woods, Kieran Taggart and Conal Murray with Conor McDermott and Cathal Arkinson both playing well. Kylan Thomas top scored for Brackaville with 3-3 to his name with Owen Linden, James O’Hagan, Jamie Devlin and Sean Coney also on target. Castlederg got the better of Glenelly in a cracking encounter; 6-7 to 5-7 the final score line. Dillon McDaid, Matthew Traynor, Darren Traynor, Jerome Devenney and Daire Keyes all featured among the scorers for the winners with Shane Carlin giving a man of the match performance and Brandon Lynch and Niall McHugh playing well too. Eamonn McConnell hit 3-4 for Glenelly and Kevin McBride notched two goals and they were among their best players on the day along with Dara O’Hagan and Seamus Bradley in defence and Ryan Molloy in goals.
Tattyreagh’s good form continued when they emerged 5-17 to 3-3 winners over Strabane. Eoin Murray led the way in the scoring stakes for the St.Patricks with 3-3 to his name while James Darcy scored 2-4. Cormac McLaughlin played well in midfield with Fergal Armstrong, Peadar Mullan, John Harkin and Jude Harkin standing out in defence. Fintona turned on the style when a goal rush saw them emerge comfortable winners over Newtownstewart. Andrew McGrath scored an amazing 5-8 for the Pearses, Cathal Starrs notched 2-3 while Garrett Gavin, Maurice McCloughan, Jared Monaghan and Cian Marlow all found the net as well.
Moy took on Aghaloo and they came out on top in a high scoring encounter, 10-7 to 8-7 the final score line. Philip Mallon scored five goals, Ryan Coleman notched 1-5, Michael Conroy got two goals and Conor Foster and Matthew Collins also scored goals. Man of the match for the winners was Ryan Coleman with Philip Mallon, Rory Magee, Francie Kelly, Liam Lynch and Jack Campbell all playing well too.
Eglish took on Carrickmore and Mark Donnelly led the way in the scoring stakes for the St.Patricks with 4-2 to his name, Cathal McGready got 2-1 and Kevin McConnell and Bartley Finnegan scored two points ecah with their top player on the day Conor Murtagh.
Greencastle gained another two points against Beragh in their 7th round league game at home on Saturday afternoon.
Greencastle started the game strongly but lacked accuracy which allowed Beragh to take the lead with a goal and a point in the 7th and 8th minutes.
Francis Michael McKenna finally got Greencastle’s first point after 13 minutes, and the home team worked hard to reduce the deficit to one point in a low scoring first half.
HALF TIME SCORE: Greencastle 0-4 Beragh 1-2
The second half started with a bang, with Shane McGuigan scoring two goals in the opening minutes to give Greencastle the lead for the first time in the game.
Three more points, scored by Francis McKenna and Gary Conway, opened a 2-7 to 1-3 lead but a Beragh goal in the 15th minute quickly reduced the lead to four points.
Beragh had opportunities to reduce the margin further but excellent goalkeeping from Caolan McAleer and a good all-round defensive performance allowed Greencastle to hold onto the lead.
Beragh added another two points to their scoring tally but Greencastle responded with a further 1-3 to secure their first win in three games.